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Regional Holcim Awards 2020
Asia Pacific

Regional Holcim Awards 2020 Asia Pacific

The virtual jury meeting to select LafargeHolcim Awards winners for region Asia Pacific (l-r): Sandra Boivin, Benno Hossbach, Erwin Viray, Nondita Correa Mehrotra, Christopher Lee, Richard Hassell, Philippe Block, Luisa Pastore, Marilyne Andersen, Nirmal Kishnani (Head of Jury), and Chanasit Cholasuek.
Agrarian Enrichment in China
Agrarian Enrichment in China
Territory: The integration of the project between the river and the hills in the south.
Agrarian Enrichment in China
Agrarian Enrichment in China
Master plan: The six metropolitan villages associated around a main street, a new typology of housing with commercial, on the east and and the west, housing typology with green houses on the top, and terraces housing on the north of the river. In the eastern precinct around the new railway station a mixed program of offices and housings develop a more important role.
Agrarian Enrichment in China
Agrarian Enrichment in China
Urban section: The articulation between new densification and agriculture fields, propose different public spaces. The urban morphology is organized by the new sustainable water management system. The productive Eco-City uses the enrichment of the earth and the ancestral tradition of the farmers.
Agrarian Enrichment in China
Agrarian Enrichment in China
Site photo.
Agrarian Enrichment in China
Agrarian Enrichment in China
Landscape project with the new sustainable water management.
Agrarian Enrichment in China
Agrarian Enrichment in China
Villages and recent urbanization.
Agrarian Enrichment in China
Agrarian Enrichment in China
Densification: New construction.
Agrarian Enrichment in China
Agrarian Enrichment in China
Four typologies adapted for different situations.
Agrarian Enrichment in China
Agrarian Enrichment in China
Mobility, global and local networks.
Agrarian Enrichment in China
Agrarian Enrichment in China
Energy and CO2: Reduction of energy consumption.
Agrarian Enrichment in China
Agrarian Enrichment in China
The project was designed through an intense dialog with the city and their leaders.
Connecting to nature with Green Lungs Hanoi.
Photo of the Oddo architects team.
The Green Lungs project aims to bring the forest into the city of Hanoi. Unlike public parks and botanical gardens, the project wants to develop a self-sustained ecosystem with the planting of native species of flora. The project acts as a community platform for the people of Hanoi to realize this planned forest.
Hanoi has been undergoing rapid economic development since 1986 and that brings along its own problems. The population has increased drastically with the influx of new residents in the growing city, raising housing needs and density of traffic and lack of green space in the city. Projects like Green Lungs are impending and necessary for realizing Hanoi’s goal of sustainable future.
Problem of seasonal floods, soil erosion and lack of green space in Hanoi.
Community network involving the role of local community, volunteers, government and non-government bodies.
Building of a green community and socio-economic benefits from Green Lungs Hanoi.
Process of planting with module units and their total cost.
Evolution of forest ecosystem with years and its consequent human and green impacts.
Restoring flora and fauna on the island.
Transforming Hanoi’s historic landmark to a sustainable icon - Green Lungs Hanoi.
Cultivated Envelope in India
Cultivated Envelope in India
Native plantation that would sustain the local environment.
Cultivated Envelope in India
Cultivated Envelope in India
Illustration and under construction images.
Cultivated Envelope in India
Cultivated Envelope in India
The site is surrounded by huge glass boxes that detach the surrounding from nature. S Nine is a small step towards creating a green sustainable environment rooted in its locus while restoring a sense of belonging for its user.
Cultivated Envelope in India
Cultivated Envelope in India
Structural Innovation through conscious amalgamation of structural systems and building services, resulting in slender fins of fenestration.
Cultivated Envelope in India
Cultivated Envelope in India
Making of stone fenestration.
Cultivated Envelope in India
Cultivated Envelope in India
Modular design of fenestration.
Cultivated Envelope in India
Cultivated Envelope in India
Green strategies for optimum efficiency.
Cultivated Envelope in India
Cultivated Envelope in India
Light and heat analysis.
Cultivated Envelope in India
Cultivated Envelope in India
Stone fins installed on site.
Cultivated Envelope in India
Cultivated Envelope in India
The mkers of stone fenestration.
Green-Blue Network in China
Green-Blue Network in China
A typical scene of the lush glen as public space transformed from the lifeless gray drainage.
Green-Blue Network in China
Green-Blue Network in China
The wastewater recycling systems to irrigate the vegetation and make nutrients removed.
Green-Blue Network in China
Green-Blue Network in China
The waterway becomes a pleasant cool escape for the young white collar in the CBD area.
Green-Blue Network in China
Green-Blue Network in China
The step-by-step process of transforming concrete drainage into green infrastructure using a nature based symbiotic design, to give water more space to increate flood resiliency, to remove the rich nutrients in the primary treated waste water through the biological process saving a lot energy, to follow the tide cycle to make waterfront more accessible, and create a urban nature that allow residents to have an immersive rich and pleasant spatial experience in the lush and cool glen.
Green-Blue Network in China
Green-Blue Network in China
The site: lifeless concrete drainage filled with waste water, ubiquitous situation seen globally.
Green-Blue Network in China
Green-Blue Network in China
Typical section: using primary treated wastewater to irrigate the terraced and porous river bank.
Green-Blue Network in China
Green-Blue Network in China
The wastewater recycling systems to irrigate the vegetation and make nutrients removed.
Green-Blue Network in China
Green-Blue Network in China
Green wall and planter detail that recycles concrete material and water and enrich space.
Green-Blue Network in China
Green-Blue Network in China
The computer renderings of the green infrastructure transformed from a concrete drainage.
Green-Blue Network in China
Green-Blue Network in China
The design team at work.
Mangrove Recovery in Thailand
Mangrove Recovery in Thailand
Ecological trail design in the mangrove forests, and a section perspective of crab embryo shelter.
Mangrove Recovery in Thailand
Mangrove Recovery in Thailand
Section perspective of clam embryo shelter and the trail design for trapping sediment.
Mangrove Recovery in Thailand
Mangrove Recovery in Thailand
Mangrove-crab shelter cultures embryo and return them back to nature. The outdoor terrace is used as a community recreational space both for locals and tourists while ecological trail serves eco-tourists.
Mangrove Recovery in Thailand
Mangrove Recovery in Thailand
The mega-operational system consists of three built zones. First is a set of floating breakwaters in the sea, located 20km from the shoreline. Second is a sediment trap system integrated with ecological trail and clam embryo shelter on the shoreline. Third is an ecological trail connecting to crab embryo shelter and observatory tower in the inland area.
Mangrove Recovery in Thailand
Mangrove Recovery in Thailand
Site analysis in macro and micro scale, and the study of coastal erosion.
Mangrove Recovery in Thailand
Mangrove Recovery in Thailand
The living system analysis of human, animals, and vegetation in the area.
Mangrove Recovery in Thailand
Mangrove Recovery in Thailand
Structural and material design of floating breakwater.
Mangrove Recovery in Thailand
Mangrove Recovery in Thailand
Structural details of clam and crab embryo shelter.
Mangrove Recovery in Thailand
Mangrove Recovery in Thailand
Perspectives of observatory tower and the growth of mangrove forests on shrimp farms in 20 years.
Mangrove Recovery in Thailand
Mangrove Recovery in Thailand
The environment 60 years ago (1st), today (2nd), in a proposed design (3rd), and next 30 years (last).
The tower promotes social inclusion with preserved heritage elements and a network of car-free space.
Office spaces are fine-tuned to the distinct environmental and psychological needs of each work.
Future workspaces will be more collaborative and closer to nature.
The project debuts a bold new method for embodying carbon in tall buildings around the world.
Our approach shows that a strategy to optimize wellbeing can also yield tremendous energy savings.
50% of carbon emissions can be reduced at the site. RE100 energy compensates operational emissions.
Teamwork. Team image at a design workshop 2020.
Urban Identity: a new sustainability model for the Sydney skyline. — Our design aims to showcase a new model for tall building construction around the world. With a novel, hybrid structural basis and an emphasis throughout on next-generation systems design, it brings nature into the workplace, supports economic vitality and points the way to an ethical mode of new construction that will also support socially inclusive placemaking and responsible environmental performance.
Air Space: well-being through natural ventilation and biophilia. — Research has identified many positive impacts of mass-timber spaces. Here it will help to create healthy and inspiring working environments. Taking advantage of Sydney’s temperate climate, the tower uses an energy-efficient system that balances a naturally ventilated enclosure with strategic use of mechanical air-handling zones. Generous plantings complete the connection to nature.
An ecological balance is achieved by using steel at the city scale and timber at the human scale.
Warm wood glowing on the skyline will broadcast a message of the project’s sustainable construction.
Upgrading Labor in Cambodia
Upgrading Labor in Cambodia
Top:Typical apartment interior. Bottom: Massing model, Elevation
Upgrading Labor in Cambodia
Upgrading Labor in Cambodia
Utility courtyard: Highlighting the hierarchy of space, transitioning between open, semi-open and enclosed spaces. The corridor/Veranda doubles up as an extension of the house in the form of semi- private space, commonly shared by kitchen and entrance vestibule of each house.
Upgrading Labor in Cambodia
Upgrading Labor in Cambodia
Top: Massing Model highlighting the building prototype. Bottom: Housing blocks seen from recreational grounds. At the end of each cluster, double-height volumes contain passageways and common facilities.
Upgrading Labor in Cambodia
Upgrading Labor in Cambodia
Project Background
Upgrading Labor in Cambodia
Upgrading Labor in Cambodia
Urban Plan, Community Court and Massing model
Upgrading Labor in Cambodia
Upgrading Labor in Cambodia
Top:Bridge as an integral part of the circulations interconnecting all the clusters. Bottom: Massing Model.
Upgrading Labor in Cambodia
Upgrading Labor in Cambodia
Design Strategies
Upgrading Labor in Cambodia
Upgrading Labor in Cambodia
Plan and Sections
Upgrading Labor in Cambodia
Upgrading Labor in Cambodia
Section Detail, Community Court and Massing Model Isometric View
Upgrading Labor in Cambodia
Upgrading Labor in Cambodia
Overview of site fabric, typical cluster and apartment unit exploded view.
Ancient Rejuvenation in China
Ancient Rejuvenation in China
Selected six unique locations along the Longjin River for architectural, landscape and interior design.
Ancient Rejuvenation in China
Ancient Rejuvenation in China
Architects, also the curators, curated TimeDrift -Shajing Fair urban site-specific exhibition.
Ancient Rejuvenation in China
Ancient Rejuvenation in China
“If not necessary, don't add entities”, this rejuvenation project is similar to “acupuncture therapy”. The most critical meridians and acupoints were selected and then intervened slightly to avoid the stratification of the regional social structure and spatial texture. Through redesigning the Longjin River, architects organically connected public and private spaces around and stimulated the vitality of the surrounding by curating public art exhibitions and organizing cultural heritage activities.
Ancient Rejuvenation in China
Ancient Rejuvenation in China
Due to the decline of the entire region, houses are in disrepair, weathering, and even collapsed into ruins. In fact, these traces of space formed by time and natural forces are very beautiful. For this reason, architects decided to protect the “spatial artwork” to the greatest extent through designing interesting viewing paths (such as sky bridges, viewing pavilions, resting platforms, etc.), allowing people to change their perspectives to appreciate these most precious everyday heritage.
Ancient Rejuvenation in China
Ancient Rejuvenation in China
Plant vegetation along the river, add flower ponds, seats, and viewing pavilions to bring the river to life.
Ancient Rejuvenation in China
Ancient Rejuvenation in China
Reconstruct old buildings in a very ‘light’ way, integrated new and old into one whole.
Ancient Rejuvenation in China
Ancient Rejuvenation in China
Turned a fire station into a semi-open stage, where villagers can view entertainment.
Ancient Rejuvenation in China
Ancient Rejuvenation in China
Designed a sky bridge and a small square for villagers to practice Mantis Boxing on a ruined site.
Ancient Rejuvenation in China
Ancient Rejuvenation in China
Local cultural heritages (market, Cantonese Opera and martial arts) will be revived with the place.
Buoyant Amenity in Indonesia
Buoyant Amenity in Indonesia
Hyacinth is controlled in the box. The people the facility to do their daily life in the river.
Buoyant Amenity in Indonesia
Buoyant Amenity in Indonesia
The prototype building and its context.
Buoyant Amenity in Indonesia
Buoyant Amenity in Indonesia
The project is not meant to erase the vernacular of the community, but rather emphasizing the utilization of the river as a sanitary facility. The project is preserving local value and rejuvenating the physical realm at the same time.
Buoyant Amenity in Indonesia
Buoyant Amenity in Indonesia
Observing the river community in Jakarta has always been exciting to see how they interact with the water body within. They are inseparable with the stream. They bath, play and run! The question to be asked: How could we improve the standard without destroying their social fabric?
Buoyant Amenity in Indonesia
Buoyant Amenity in Indonesia
Dialogue between kids and their floating sanitary is really fun to watch!
Buoyant Amenity in Indonesia
Buoyant Amenity in Indonesia
Locals collect the trash and recycle it! It is possible with participatory approach!
Buoyant Amenity in Indonesia
Buoyant Amenity in Indonesia
River filtration system and flood resilient mechanism.
Buoyant Amenity in Indonesia
Buoyant Amenity in Indonesia
There are two separate systems for clean water filter and wastewater management.
Buoyant Amenity in Indonesia
Buoyant Amenity in Indonesia
Replicability for urban-scale feasible river slum.
Buoyant Amenity in Indonesia
Buoyant Amenity in Indonesia
The estimated costs.
Recovered Foreshore in India
Recovered Foreshore in India
An interface with water protects the village from the flooding season and collects waste by recovering the mangrove’s ecosystem of the Mithi River. Docking and farming happen in this zone. An interface with the city links the settlement to the neighborhood throughout a local fishing market, community kitchen, and internet café. A transversal infrastructural piece resolves the edge with the adjacent public space, allows for fish cleaning and drying together with workshops and a community center.
Recovered Foreshore in India
Recovered Foreshore in India
Urban scale: Fishing activity footprint. Koliwadas, transportation, markets and docks in Mumbai.
Recovered Foreshore in India
Recovered Foreshore in India
At the urban scale, the proposal decentralizes the docking and market activity of the city, concentrating it around the fishing settlements. The Koliwadas become new centralities in a scheme that seeks to create connections between Mumbai’s central mobility railway spine and the city’s west waterfront. This strategy tackles problems derived from commuting distances and unhealthy fishing practices. Then, the project focuses on Mahim Koliwada, creating three main transitional pieces.
Recovered Foreshore in India
Recovered Foreshore in India
Urban scale: Koliwadas villages in the city. Settlements and travel footprint.
Recovered Foreshore in India
Recovered Foreshore in India
Neighborhood scale: Edges and connective definition for Mahim Koliwada.
Recovered Foreshore in India
Recovered Foreshore in India
Settlement scale: Sections. Zone D (Urban front). Zone C (Connective piece).
Recovered Foreshore in India
Recovered Foreshore in India
Zone D - Urban front. Above: Actual conditions. Below: Proposed market, kitchen and public space.
Recovered Foreshore in India
Recovered Foreshore in India
Zone C - Connective piece. Above: Actual conditions. Below: Proposed docks and waste collection.
Recovered Foreshore in India
Recovered Foreshore in India
Strengthening livelihoods throughout sanitation infrastructure. Communal collective practices.
Recovered Foreshore in India
Recovered Foreshore in India
An integrated lifecycle. The ecology of sanitation.
Towers of Strength in India
Towers of Strength in India
The community tower: The unity of one or more dominant communities in the area.
Towers of Strength in India
Towers of Strength in India
The neighborhood tower: The shared domestic space between 10-12 households.
Towers of Strength in India
Towers of Strength in India
The future landscape of Ambujwadi slums. This vision can be conceived as an alternative solution to the “Slum Situation” that our cities see as the problem. This vision can completely renew the idea of a slum by introducing multiple urban artifacts where the users express their identities. Eventually representing to the city that they are too a community of “hard working humans”, who are also the builders of the city.
Towers of Strength in India
Towers of Strength in India
The Urban tower: The identity of Ambujwadi to the city. A self-sustaining tower, with mixed use programs (as per the communities’ requirements) that follows the language of the street being coiled around and within, throughout the building. This is similar to their current way of living, where social/economic/political spaces spill out.
Towers of Strength in India
Towers of Strength in India
Introduction to site.
Towers of Strength in India
Towers of Strength in India
Site analysis: Live and work.
Towers of Strength in India
Towers of Strength in India
Site analysis: Social and education.
Towers of Strength in India
Towers of Strength in India
Site analysis: Hierarchy and water.
Towers of Strength in India
Towers of Strength in India
Site analysis: Sanitation and solid waste.
Towers of Strength in India
Towers of Strength in India
Possible sites for intervention.
An all-in-one solution, powerHYDE is designed as a zero-discharge, off-grid, self-sufficient home.
BillionBricks team.
powerHYDE is a triple bottom line solution aligned with 13 of the 17 UN SDGs. A self-financing housing solution for homelessness, it is built as a combination of social housing for 125 families and a 2.5MW solar plant producing excess energy for sale to finance the homes. It simultaneously addresses the problem of energy access by providing renewable solar energy for use. Diverting this need from thermal power plants has a positive impact on climate change.
powerHYDE prototype, Aurangabad, India. The powerHYDE prototypes served as labs for our innovations in the structural and roofing system to be tested and refined before hitting scale. Successfully being in use since 2019, one serves as a home for a family in a remote Indian village while the other is as a community center for a disaster-displaced community in the Philippines. With 2 successful prototypes and a 3rd underway in the Philippines, the community is expected to break ground in 2020.
Story of BillionBricks, an innovation studio committed to ending homelessness, leading to powerHYDE.
powerHYDE addresses the complex problem of housing and energy access with a single solution.
Self-financing model of powerHYDE overcomes the problem of lack of capital in affordable housing.
powerHYDE communities are complete with healthcare, retail, recreational and educational infrastructure.
A flexible skin allows powerHYDE to adapt to diverse climatic and cultural contexts.
A combination of prefabrication and local materials ensures high quality and low-cost construction.
Innovation in the structural and roofing systems allow quick and resource efficient construction.
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