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May 19, 2022 | Holcim Awards prize-winner interview | Yuzhong, China

A new planning approach brings agriculture and water to the heart of the city
A new planning approach brings agriculture and water to the heart of the city

French architect Jean-Pierre Pranlas-Descours and his team lead this Holcim Awards winner, in association with the French Scientific & Technical Building Centre (CSTB). The proposal for sustainable urbanisation 50km south-east of Lanzhou in China will preserve both traditional villages and agrarian land. It also offers new water-management solutions in an increasingly arid area.

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May 13, 2022 | Next Generation Accelerator (NGX) Workshop 2022 | Zurich, Switzerland

Workshop builds ideas on engaging with industry’s next generation of leaders
Workshop builds ideas on engaging with industry’s next generation of leaders

The Holcim Foundation for Sustainable Construction held a workshop with a hand-selected group of next generation experts to plot future challenges and ideas on transforming the built environment. In a first-of-its kind event for the Holcim Foundation, the workshop brought together the 11 members of its Next Generation Accelerator (NGX) group representing ten countries and five continents – to develop suggestions for the Foundation’s future strategy and activities. 

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Next Generation Accelerator (NGX) Workshop 2022
Next Generation Accelerator (NGX) Workshop 2022

We held a workshop with a hand-selected group of next generation experts on how to transform the built environment. The two-day Next Generation Accelerator (NGX) workshop created a set of ideas on how the Foundation can partner and support the industry’s rising stars to achieve transformation at scale.

Hélène Lombois-Burger on the potential of 3D Printing
Hélène Lombois-Burger on the potential of 3D Printing

As a researcher at the Holcim Research & Development (R&D), Hélène Lombois-Burger talks about the potential of 3D printing to support sustainability: achieving energy efficiency, lowering the cost of construction, reducing our environmental footprint, and meeting high standards of aesthetics, health, comfort, and well-being.

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Workshop Mentor, Dirk Hebel, during his introduction at the Norman Foster Foundation’s library.
Norman Foster Foundation - Re-materializing Housing Workshop

Workshop Mentor, Dirk Hebel, during his introduction at the Norman Foster Foundation’s library.

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