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The Holcim Foundation for Sustainable Construction wishes you, your family and friends all the best for a safe, happy and prosperous 2022.
The Norman Foster Foundation Re-Materializing Housing Workshop took place from 15-19 November 2021 with the support of the Holcim Foundation. The construction sector uses an extensive amount of material resources and is responsible for the use of material compounds that are harmful to both humans and the environment. It is not enough to talk about more efficient steps to take within the existing systems but time for a real paradigm shift’.
Watch the announcement of all 33 Main Category winners of Global and regional Holcim Awards. The winners of the global Holcim Awards for Sustainable Construction showcase the cutting edge of approaches to sustainable design, green architecture, and materials innovation.
Author comment by Barbara Buser, Architect, baubüro in situ, Basel, Switzerland on Extending the Cycle in Switzerland – Upgrade using circular material flows.
The winners of the Holcim Awards main category prizes for Asia Pacific have been announced. The winning projects from Australia, Cambodia, China, the Philippines, and Vietnam focus on sustainability through policy and technological innovation.
The winners of the Holcim Awards main category prizes for Latin America have been announced. The winning projects from Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador and Mexico focus on water as a central element.
The winners of the Holcim Awards main category prizes for Middle East Africa have been announced. The winning projects from Cabo Verde, Iran, Jordan, Morocco, Palestine, Uganda and Yemen focus on empowering construction projects.
A social housing project to improve living conditions and social inclusion of workers in the Special Economic Zones.
Holcim Awards de Plata en Latinoamérica - Instalaciones para procesamiento de frutos secos con involucramiento comunitario en la cuenca del Amazonas. Ganador: Gustavo Utrabo, Estúdio Gustavo Utrabo, São Paulo, Brasil
Se han anunciado los ganadores de los premios de la categoría principal de los Holcim Awards para América Latina. Los proyectos ganadores de Argentina, Brasil, Colombia, Ecuador y México se centran en el agua como elemento central. Más información en: https://www.holcimfoundation.org/awards/6th-cycle/latin-america/Winners
Premio Holcim Awards Acknowledgement Latinoamérica - Proyecto de densificación urbana flexible y regenerativa. Ganadores: Agustin Berzero, Valeria Jaros, Emilia Darricades, Tomás Quaglia y Maximiliano Torchio, Córdoba, Argentina
Premio Holcim Awards Acknowledgement Latinoamérica - Proyecto de regeneración ambiental en un antiguo zoológico de Mendoza. Ganadores: Leticia Alfaro y Guillermo Lesch, lesch.alfaro, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Holcim Awards de Bronce en Latinoamérica - Vivienda con eficiencia energética para agricultores que viven en las montañas. Ganadores: Carlos Betancourt, Aldo Hurtado y equipo, Espacio Colectivo Arquitectos, Cali, Colombia; Sebastián Contreras y equipo, Estación Espacial Arquitectos SAS, Barichara, Colombia
Holcim Awards Global de Plata y Holcim Awards de Oro en Latinoamérica - Projecto de diseño paisajístico para recuperación ambiental y sustentabilidad social. Ganadores: Sebastián Mejía, Edgar Mazo y equipo, Connatural, Medellín, Colombia
Author comment by Jean-Pierre Pranlas-Descours, Pranlas-Descours Architect-Urban Planner and Sylvie Ravalet, CSTB both Paris, France on Agrarian Enrichment in China – Sustainable urban and agricultural system.
Statement of congratulations by Professor Yu Gang, Secretary General, Chinese Society for Urban Studies on a Sino-French MoU to build world-class low carbon cities including the Holcim Awards winning Agrarian Enrichment in China.
Statement of congratulations by Mr Liu Xueqiang, Mayor of Yuzhong, China on “Yuzhong Sino-French Eco-Cities” – the Holcim Awards winning Agrarian Enrichment in China.
A project to preserve the traditional rural fabric of the Nanhe River valley and to promote its integration into a more sustainable urban and agricultural system.
Author comment by Yuxing Zhang and Jing Han, ARCity Office, China on Ancient Rejuvenation in China – Urban revitalisation as alternative to demolition.
An intervention for the preservation and revitalization of a historical district in Shenzhen demonstrates sustainable alternatives to demolition.
Author comment by Azra Aksamija, Future Heritage Lab, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA on Connective Threads in Jordan – Refugee shelters using upcycled textile waste.
A participatory design upcycles textile waste to create refugee shelters while offering opportunities for the cultural expression of displaced people.
Author comment by Aziza Chaouni, Architect, Aziza Chaouni Projects, Morocco/Canada on Cultural Interlude in Morocco – Music school and ecotourism center.
A self-sustaining music school and ecotourism center in M’hamid El Ghizlane to preserve tribal cultural heritage.
Author comment by Prasoon Kumar, Billion Bricks, Singapore on Empowering Homeless in the Philippines – Self-financing residential complex.
A self-financing residential complex for vulnerable people in Minalin pays for housing supply by means of solar electricity production.
Author comment by Yu Kongjian, Peking University & Turenscape, China on Green-Blue Network in China – Nature-based urban drainage infrastructure.
A project for the transformation of an existing infrastructure into a sustainable green-blue network for the city of Shenzhen.
Author comment by Wolfgang Kessling, Transsolar Energietechnik, Germany on High-Performance Tower in Australia – Energy-efficient urban tower.
A revolutionary tower building in Sydney achieves an outstanding environmental performance while providing new programmatic elements.
The winners of the Holcim Awards main category prizes for Europe have been announced. The winning projects from Austria, Bosnia & Herzegovina, France Germany, Switzerland, and Sweden focus on reuse, recycling, and upcycling.
The winners of the Holcim Awards main category prizes for North America have been announced. The winning projects from Arizona, Illinois, Massachusetts, Michigan and Canada focus on reuse, recycling, and upcycling.
Author comment by Ashkan Rezvani-Naraghi, University of Tehran and Ghazal Raheb, Housing & Urban Development Research Center on Inundation Harvest in Iran – Urban flood mitigation using ancient techniques.
A project for urban flood mitigation in Bandar-e Kong through the restoration of ancient flood management and irrigation systems.
Author comment by Lan Chi Mai, ODDO architects, Vietnam on Propagated Sanctuary in Vietnam – Urban forest and economic catalyst.
An urban forest for Hanoi develops a self-sustained ecosystem and offers new environmental, social and economic opportunities to its inhabitants.
Author comment by Leão Lopes, M_EIA/Atelier Mar, Cape Verde on Rebuilding Erupts in Cabo Verde – Post-disaster community reactivation facility.
An educational facility for the reactivation of community life in Chã das Caldeiras, following destruction by lava flows.
Author comment by Avneesh Tiwari, Founder of atArchitecture on Upgrading Labor in Cambodia – Social housing to improve worker conditions.
Author comment by Joseph Kigozi, Prome Consultants, Uganda Chicago on Urban Movement in Uganda – Multi-modal urban transport scheme.