Holcim Foundation
Awards
Regional Holcim Awards 2020
Latin America

Regional Holcim Awards 2020 Latin America

Virtual Awards jury meeting for Latin America including (from top left): Edelio Bermejo, Benno Hossbach, Harry Gugger, Fernando Diez, Luis Callejas, Marilyne Andersen, Sandra Barclay, Maria Betânia de Oliveira, Cecilia Puga, Luisa Pastore, and Loreta Castro Reguera.
Protective Canopy in Colombia
Protective Canopy in Colombia
In the middle of the mountain, a mining footprint is transformed into a botanical pavilion.
Protective Canopy in Colombia
Protective Canopy in Colombia
Steel cables that rest on the slope of the mountain from end to end, are hung forming a catenary by a light of 130 meters. A single cover that protects the exotic and natural collections chosen for being the most representative ecosystems of the Colombian regions. The native collection of the mountain slope, continues and pierces the building by means of strips of trees.
Protective Canopy in Colombia
Protective Canopy in Colombia
The project intention (recover the silhouette of the mountain and the project can only made by steel) is very attach with the structure. The structure is made of two cables suspended from the ends of the mountains by means of expansion anchors, between the anchors the structure also has tensioners, which are responsible for preventing differences in air pressure and winds from raising the cover. The cover is made by ETFE bubbles that give rigidity and solution to the evacuation of rainwater.
Protective Canopy in Colombia
Protective Canopy in Colombia
Tensioners give stability to the roof and define the educational and research program of the building
Protective Canopy in Colombia
Protective Canopy in Colombia
The route is born in the Mangle and ascends until reaching the Páramo in danger by illegal mining.
Protective Canopy in Colombia
Protective Canopy in Colombia
The building, understood as a piece of city, seeks to create links between the urban and the natural.
Protective Canopy in Colombia
Protective Canopy in Colombia
On the left the deterioration of the park is evidenced, with the greenhouse the recovery of its.
Protective Canopy in Colombia
Protective Canopy in Colombia
The educational program coexists with the natural forest that recovers its space in the mountain.
Protective Canopy in Colombia
Protective Canopy in Colombia
Architectural strategies to relate the activity to the landscape and a journey through biodiversity.
Protective Canopy in Colombia
Protective Canopy in Colombia
Protective Canopy in Colombia
Protective Canopy in Colombia
Jhon Janer Salazar Ruiz, Lina Fernanda Valencia Lozano, and Juan Camilo Muñoz
Protective Canopy in Colombia
Protective Canopy in Colombia
Jhon Janer Salazar Ruiz, Juan Camilo Muñoz, and Lina Fernanda Valencia Lozano
Buoyant Housing in Brazil
Buoyant Housing in Brazil
Concept diagram and site plan.
Buoyant Housing in Brazil
Buoyant Housing in Brazil
Northeast facade view.
Buoyant Housing in Brazil
Buoyant Housing in Brazil
Section in perspective showing the 3 distinct levels of the complex. A floating level built on logs of Açacu (low density local wood) offers a space for a diverse use (resting, events, fishing). At the street level there are collective spaces (markets, education center, restaurant). On the upper floor the dwellings are located.
Buoyant Housing in Brazil
Buoyant Housing in Brazil
Plans.
Buoyant Housing in Brazil
Buoyant Housing in Brazil
Plans.
Buoyant Housing in Brazil
Buoyant Housing in Brazil
Sections, elevations and isometric.
Buoyant Housing in Brazil
Buoyant Housing in Brazil
Water cycle and thermal solution diagram.
Buoyant Housing in Brazil
Buoyant Housing in Brazil
Structure.
Buoyant Housing in Brazil
Buoyant Housing in Brazil
Floating level and outdoor areas.
Buoyant Housing in Brazil
Buoyant Housing in Brazil
Collective spaces and internal views of the apartments.
Buoyant Housing in Brazil
Buoyant Housing in Brazil
Danielle Gregorio
Fluid Buffer in Argentina
Fluid Buffer in Argentina
Recognition of vulnerable populations most affected. Global insertion of the urban dike.
Fluid Buffer in Argentina
Fluid Buffer in Argentina
Aerial view of the amphibious territory, case study province of Chaco. Km3 combines large-scale hard water infrastructure with the native landscape of the territory and citizen activities, adapting it to the characteristics of the urban environment and the community.
Fluid Buffer in Argentina
Fluid Buffer in Argentina
Approach on a piece of the XL system – Km3. Urban dike is a key piece within the system to understand the dynamics of water in today’s society and its link with the urban environment. Located in an urban void on the periphery of 2 conurbations, a depressed, low and constantly flooded area. The proposal uses this feature in favor of infrastructure, a social catalyst proposes to end the fragmentation imposed by its location.
Fluid Buffer in Argentina
Fluid Buffer in Argentina
Water scales: Water gardens / Green line / Urban dike.
Fluid Buffer in Argentina
Fluid Buffer in Argentina
Problem – Solution. Geographical and anthropic conditions of territory.
Fluid Buffer in Argentina
Fluid Buffer in Argentina
Water resource for community use, environment, infrastructure, and mobility.
Fluid Buffer in Argentina
Fluid Buffer in Argentina
Temporalities, changes in the landscape and programs starting from the study of the rainy cycles.
Fluid Buffer in Argentina
Fluid Buffer in Argentina
Multi-scale infrastructure as a public space.
Fluid Buffer in Argentina
Fluid Buffer in Argentina
Modular, prefabricated, and repetitive structure adaptable to the different uses of the community.
Fluid Buffer in Argentina
Fluid Buffer in Argentina
Paradigm shift.
Fluid Buffer in Argentina
Fluid Buffer in Argentina
Gimena Ailen Ponce Abba, María Rosario Ruiz Cabello, and María Florencia Ruiz Cabello
Improving Market in Mexico
Improving Market in Mexico
An empty building in a dense environment.
Improving Market in Mexico
Improving Market in Mexico
The intervention of the building “Plaza Merced 2000” is a unique opportunity to define how similar underused retail buildings and their context can be improved reducing conflicts and taking advantage of the opportunities.
Improving Market in Mexico
Improving Market in Mexico
The proposal addresses the paradigmatic scenario that the building intervention represents stating a message of accessibility and inclusiveness. The building becomes an open and dynamic facility. Austere materials are used to improve the building performance and the user experience.
Improving Market in Mexico
Improving Market in Mexico
Activation strategy.
Improving Market in Mexico
Improving Market in Mexico
A long-term dialogue to achieve consensus.
Improving Market in Mexico
Improving Market in Mexico
Integrating the building into the city.
Improving Market in Mexico
Improving Market in Mexico
Reducing quantity to increase quality.
Improving Market in Mexico
Improving Market in Mexico
Addressing functionality and experience with natural light.
Improving Market in Mexico
Improving Market in Mexico
Improving the environmental, spatial, and economic performance of the building.
Improving Market in Mexico
Improving Market in Mexico
The abandoned cinema inside of the building becomes a public active space for the district.
Improving Market in Mexico
Improving Market in Mexico
Pablo Goldin Marcovich
Awards Details
Related Media & Downloads
Media Release
Thoughtful and forward looking
Thoughtful and forward looking

The sixth Holcim Awards competition cycle is coming to a close: 21 projects by students and young practitioners around the globe have been…

Media Release
Latin America: Responses to pressing challenges
Latin America: Responses to pressing challenges

The Holcim Awards are the world’s most significant competition for sustainable design. The Next Generation category recognizes the visionary…

Video
Next Generation prize winner announcement – Latin America
Next Generation prize winner announcement – Latin America

The winning projects from Brazil, Argentina, Mexico, and Columbia sensitively deal with fundamental aspects of sustainability.

Video
Buoyant Housing in Brazil – Project Video
Buoyant Housing in Brazil – Project Video

Next Generation 1st prize winner Buoyant Housing in Brazil – Riverside living and community complex by Danielle …

Video
Buoyant Housing in Brazil – Author Comment
Buoyant Housing in Brazil – Author Comment

Awards Next Generation 1st prize winner Danielle Gregorio, student at the University of São Paulo, Brazil for Buoyant …

Video
Fluid Buffer in Argentina – Project Video
Fluid Buffer in Argentina – Project Video

Next Generation 2nd prize winner Fluid Buffer in Argentina – Urban flood mitigation and recreation infrastructure by …

Video
Fluid Buffer in Argentina – Author Comment
Fluid Buffer in Argentina – Author Comment

Next Generation 2nd winners Gimena Ponce Abba, María Florencia Ruiz Cabello, and María Rosario Ruiz Cabello, students at …

Video
Improving Market in Mexico – Project Video
Improving Market in Mexico – Project Video

Next Generation 3rd prize winner Improving Market in Mexico – Urban commercial rejuvenation and capacity building by …

Video
Improving Market in Mexico – Author Comment
Improving Market in Mexico – Author Comment

Next Generation 3rd prize winner Pablo Goldin Marcovich, student at the National Autonomous University of Mexico, Mexico …

Video
Protective Canopy in Colombia – Project Video
Protective Canopy in Colombia – Project Video

Next Generation 4th prize winner Protective Canopy in Colombia – Landscape revitalization and botanical pavilion by Lina …

Video
Protective Canopy in Colombia – Author Comment
Protective Canopy in Colombia – Author Comment

Next Generation 4th prize winners Lina Fernanda Valencia Lozano, Juan Camilo Muñoz, and Jhon Janer Salazar Ruiz, …

Newsletter
Newsletter
Holcim Foundation
 
     

Search Help

Our website search engine covers the web pages including project descriptions and expert profiles, PDFs, images and videos on the Holcim Foundation website. To improve your search results, here are some tips:

Basic search

Our search defaults to term-pairing AND. If you search sustainable construction - then the search engine will look for any items containing sustainable AND construction

Union

photovoltaic OR solar

Looks for either word

Nesting

(clay OR mud) AND (school OR university)

Combine alternative terms for more specific searching

Subtraction

geothermal -heating

Excludes a term from results, automatically ANDs other terms listed

Phrases

"zero carbon"

Use quotation marks to search for a specific phrase or combination

Wildcards (one or more characters)

archit*

Asterisk (*) matches any word or phrase - so archit* will find architect, architecture, architectural as well as architrave