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Edward Schwarz, General Manager of the Holcim Foundation for Sustainable Construction (2003-21).
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The project will create an educational complex, housing, and vital infrastructure, and will also equip the inhabitants with construction techniques and transferable skills to ensure resilience in the face of future challenges.
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“The walls of the school are 30 centimetres thick and built up in three layers. Six-centimetre pressed brick made of a mixture of a low percentage of cement, red earth, sand, and volcanic gush make up the inside and outside shells. one day we measured 51 °C at an exterior southern wall. Inside we measured 21 °C.” – Leão Lopes
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At 1700m above sea level on the island of Fogo, the village of Chã das Caldeiras is the highest community in Cabo Verde. Established in 1917 within the crater of the active Pico do Fogo volcano, it was destroyed when the volcano erupted in 2014.
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A thermal buffer is created between the house and the greenhouse envelope. Together with the insulation, this generates pleasant temperatures of around 20 °C inside the house and at the same time creates the ideal conditions for growing vegetables in the greenhouse.
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“The form of the house is inspired by Colombian vernacular designs.” Carlos Hernan Betancourt (foreground).
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The architects have designed great flexibility into the Vernacular Greenhouse, and not just in terms of the size of the structure.
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In selecting the building materials, the architects placed great emphasis on achieving an optimum combination of sustainability and functionality.
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5728 x 3819 px
“With our home design inside the greenhouse, we can consider the whole as a single system. A thermal buffer is created and temperatures of around 20°C are generated.” Aldo Marcelo Hurtado (left) and Carlos Hernan Betancourt Niño.
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1240 x 826 px
All of the columns, beams, decks, and walls of the cultural center will be prefabricated in a local factory and assembled on site. The hotel rooms are even being prefabricated as complete 3D modules, including the bathroom and fittings & finishes.
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All you have to do is stack them on top of each other on the site. This method reduces the emissions and gray energy that would be generated by transporting them from far away, reduces construction time and cost, and creates work for local companies.
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850 x 565 px
Materials were produced locally on site and from the immediate surroundings which eliminates energy consumption from processing and transportation.
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2835 x 1885 px
Local builders brought the knowledge and skills needed to reconstruct the structures using traditional building methods and materials – a nod to the cultural heritage of the region, but also an important measure in terms of the sustainability of the architecture.
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945 x 628 px
Materials were produced locally on site and from the immediate surroundings which eliminates energy consumption from processing and transportation.
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957 x 634 px
Nearly all the stone needed for the reconstruction of the buildings, which took around six months, was salvaged from the rubble – an approach that is as sustainable as it is poetic.
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2835 x 1891 px
“Our project is not only about urban renewal but also about creating a culturally vibrant city. Especially through the exhibition, many artists and art institutions were able to participate in the project.” – Jing Han
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1618 x 959 px
Jing Han and Yuxing Zhang’s project demonstrates a gentler alternative to demolishing and rebuilding the district. The interventions consist of a careful combination of preservation and revitalization measures at six sites along the small Longjin River.
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803 x 534 px
Most of the stone used in the construction was collected on site from the debris of the edifice minimising waste.
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2835 x 1885 px
The very thick walls and the low conductivity of mud as a material make the interior of buildings very cool during the day, eliminating the need for a mechanical cooling system.
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1157 x 767 px
“Culture and architecture are inextricably interrelated” – Salma Samar Damluji
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Shenzhen is a prime example of a boomtown that has achieved global importance seemingly out of nowhere. But the rapid growth has also led to some undesirable developments in the southern Chinese metropolis.
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2835 x 1885 px
The objective was to restore the buildings to their original condition using traditional Yemeni construction materials and methods.
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5646 x 3739 px
Master builders and craftspeople from the region played a central role in the reconstruction planning and execution.
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1039 x 691 px
In restoring the buildings, nothing foreign was introduced, and no additional footprint was created, except when an expansion was necessary or infrastructure needed upgrading.
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1902 x 2871 px
Today, most of the land that remains avail- able for potential redevelopment is part of these old villages and historic districts – like Shajing Ancient Fair, where we developed and implemented our project.
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2374 x 1584 px
We returned these buildings to the urban landscape and community. As important places of social interaction, they constitute a spiritual reference in local life.
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The intervention of the previously polluted river is central to the project. The river now flows on two levels: The polluted water flows in the lower level, in a sewer canal, and the water purified at a nearby sewage treatment plant flows in a separate upper level, which can be followed along a boardwalk that features seating areas and views of the new water gardens.
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1240 x 930 px
With a few targeted interventions, the architects raised the quality of life in a timeworn historic district.
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2835 x 1891 px
The interventions include the transformation of a crumbling old building into an elevated scenic walkway and the transformation of a fire station into a public stage for Cantonese operas.
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Lab participants examined the spine for services in the low-carbon Synathlon building.
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Gani Wiratama, Rionaldi Gunari and Nicholas Rodriques of Universitas Katolik Parahyangan, Bandung, Indonesia presented with the Next Generation prize 4th prize ex aequo for Asia Pacific for Buoyant Amenity in Indonesia - Floating sanitation facility upgrade.
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Priscilla Namwanje presented with the Next Generation prize 1st prize for Middle East Africa for Connective Infrastructure in Uganda - Inter-scale design for community integration.
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1800 x 2400 px
Olympic House is designed around five key values/objectives: movement, transparency, flexibility, sustainability and collaboration.
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An in-depth site tour to the low-carbon Synathlon building was led by the project’s architect Jeannette Kuo, Karamuk Kuo Architects, Switzerland.
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Evgenii Varlygin of the Technische Universität München, Munich, Germany presented with the Next Generation prize 3rd prize for Middle East Africa for Plastic Extractor in Sierra Leone - Multipurpose recycling facility.
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The visit to Le Vortex student housing on the campus of the University of Lausanne (UNIL) was led by Next Generation Accelerator member Alexander Wolhoff.
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Lorenzo Fernandes presented with the Next Generation prize 2nd prize for Asia Pacific for Towers of Strength in India - Multifunctional amenities and services in informal settlements.
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Divya Jyoti of PMA madhushala, Pune, India presented with the Next Generation prize 4th prize ex aequo for Asia Pacific for Cultivated Envelope in India - Vernacular green facade system.
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Shneel Malik of University College London, The Bartlett School of Planning, London, United Kingdom presented with the Next Generation prize 1st prize ex aequo for Europe for Tessellated Cleansing from the United Kingdom - Bioremediation tiles for water purification.
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2400 x 1800 px
The Le Vortex residential complex was first designed to be the Olympic Village during the Lausanne Youth Olympic Games in 2020 and later to house the new students at the University of Lausanne (UNIL).
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Olympic House has received three of the most rigorous sustainable building certifications - LEED v4 Platinum, with the highest score ever given, SNBS Platinum and Minergie P, making it the most sustainable office building in the world.
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1350 x 2400 px
Dolathep Chetty of Kasetsart University, Bangkok, Thailand presented with the Next Generation prize 3rd prize for Asia Pacific for Mangrove Recovery in Thailand - Coastal erosion and economic enhancement.
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1800 x 2400 px
The tour of La Maison de l’Environment rammed earth building was led by Natalie Khoury, architect at Ferrari Architectes.
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Tala Shelbayh of the German Jordanian University, Amman, Jordan presented with the Next Generation prize 2nd prize for Middle East Africa for Living Memorial in Jordan - Cemetery reconfiguration for urban greening.
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Javier Estebala Alández presented with the Next Generation prize 1st prize ex aequo for Europe for Accumulating Shelter in Spain - Dune reconstructive bayside infrastructure.
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Noor Marji of the German Jordanian University, Amman, Jordan presented with the Next Generation prize 4th prize for Middle East Africa for Earthen Education in Iraq - School reinterpreting vernacular architecture.
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Yufei He of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zurich), Department of Architecture (D-ARCH), Zurich, Switzerland presented with the Next Generation prize 1st prize ex aequo for Europe for Thermal Processor in Switzerland - Waste energy recovery for residential use.
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The tour of Olympic House, the new International Olympic Committee (IOC) Headquarters was led by IOC Corporate & Sustainable Development Director Marie Sallois.
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La Maison de l’Environment rammed earth building by Ferrari Architectes demonstrates that it is possible to build tertiary buildings in eco-construction and with very low energy consumption.
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The Next Generation 13 prize winners from eight countries gave an overview of their concepts to create a more sustainable built environment in lively exchange sessions.
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Mourning the death of Edward Schwarz

It is with great sadness that we inform you of the death of our friend, Edward “Edi” Schwarz, who suddenly passed away earlier this week. Edi touched the lives of many people across all five continents during his tenure as General Manager…

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