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4th Awards Cycle: 2014-2015

UVA de La Imaginación designed by Colectivo720 for EPM Group (Empresas Públicas de …
UVA de La Imaginación designed by Colectivo720 for EPM Group (Empresas Públicas de Medellín) won the Global Holcim Awards Gold 2015. The project in Medellín, Colombia, centers on creating high quality public spaces inserted into low-income, dense neighborhoods at a reservoir where two giant water tanks have been replaced by new infrastructure.

All three Global Awards winners in 2015 recognize architectural interventions that deliver tangible benefits to local communities: Turning a decommissioned water reservoir into a park in Medellín, rebuilding social fabric through a community library in Ambepussa following Sri Lanka’s civil war, and creating public zones and flood-protection for the island of Manhattan.

The USD 2 million Holcim Awards is the most significant international competition for sustainable design and takes place every three years. The 4th cycle attracted more than 6,000 entries for projects to be built in 152 countries.

Global Holcim Awards 2015
Prize handovers in Medellín, Colombia; Ambepussa, Sri Lanka & New York City, USA

Regional Holcim Awards 2014 Europe
Ceremony in Moscow, Russia

Regional Holcim Awards 2014 North America
Ceremony in Toronto, Canada

Regional Holcim Awards 2014 Latin America
Ceremony in Medellín, Colombia

Regional Holcim Awards 2014 Africa Middle East
Ceremony in Beirut, Lebanon

Regional Holcim Awards 2014 Asia Pacific
Ceremony in Jakarta, Indonesia

Next Generation Lab
Workshops for 53 Next Generation prize-winning teams from around the world in New York City, USA

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