Green systems: construction incorporates solar and geothermal systems, radiant heating, and grey water treatment.
Project entry 2005 - New Sustainable California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco, USA: Bird's-eye-view of new California Academy of Sciences
Basic Method: Precast panels.
Project entry 2005 - Applied Research and Development Facility, Flagstaff, Arizona, USA: Perspective view across detention basin
Project entry 2005 - Library and Classroom Building, Langara College, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada: View from the South-West
Project entry 2005 - Millenium Biologix Headquarters, Kingston, Ontario, Canada: 1. Section through Atrium
Project entry 2005 - Urban Greenway: Riparian Meadows, Mounds and Rooms, Warren, Arkansas, USA: Urban Greenway: Riparian Meadows, Mounds, and Rooms, Warren, Arkansas, USA
Exterior Perspective: It shows the summer time usage with the panel windows and the revolving glazed walls open for ventilation.
Project entry 2005 - Magic Box, Washington, USA: West elevation
Project entry 2005 - Big Dig Building, Boston, Massachusetts, USA: Court - salvaged boxbeams
USD 220,000 in prize money was presented to the best entries from North America in the first Holcim Awards competition for sustainable construction projects.
The Holcim Awards ceremony for sustainable construction projects to be built in Canada and the United States was held at the architectural and historic landmark of Rowes Wharf, known as the gateway to Boston. Almost 200 diplomats, architects, association heads and business representatives attended the event.