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Regional Holcim Awards 2020
Middle East Africa

Regional Holcim Awards 2020 Middle East Africa

The virtual jury meeting to select LafargeHolcim Awards winners for region Middle East Africa (l-r): Mariam Kamara (Head of jury), Benno Hossbach, Elli Mosayebi, Joana Dabaj, Marilyne Andersen, Guillaume Habert, Linna Choi, Mohsen Ech, Zegeye Cherenet, Heinrich Wolff, and Luisa Pastore.
Earthen Education in Iraq
Earthen Education in Iraq
Interlocking adjacent structures, spaces are distinctly divided between service and served functions.
Earthen Education in Iraq
Earthen Education in Iraq
Main school library building and public plaza. The architectural language takes after local construction techniques and materials and adapts them for more durable future structures. The facilities in the school are designed to be accessed and used by the local community.
Earthen Education in Iraq
Earthen Education in Iraq
Aerial view of project, showcasing the modular buildings of the school complex in the Iraqi Marshes. The modules are adapted from the local arched structures traditionally built, using locally-sourced materials.
Earthen Education in Iraq
Earthen Education in Iraq
Open public spaces, gathering areas and landscaping take up the majority of the site.
Earthen Education in Iraq
Earthen Education in Iraq
Classroom interior, rammed earth material is showcased as daylight penetrates the space.
Earthen Education in Iraq
Earthen Education in Iraq
Library interior featuring an indoor courtyard, woven reed screens and floor-to-ceiling shelves.
Earthen Education in Iraq
Earthen Education in Iraq
Site plan.
Earthen Education in Iraq
Earthen Education in Iraq
Ground floor plan.
Earthen Education in Iraq
Earthen Education in Iraq
Modular unit adaptation from local arched structures simplifies construction. Shown in section A-A.
Earthen Education in Iraq
Earthen Education in Iraq
Used local materials and sustainable passive design strategies.
Earthen Education in Iraq
Earthen Education in Iraq
Noor Marji
Connective Infrastructure in Uganda
Connective Infrastructure in Uganda
The system is integrated into the daily routine of a typical resident of Kasanvu informal settlement.
Connective Infrastructure in Uganda
Connective Infrastructure in Uganda
The system is integrated into the daily routine of a typical resident of Muyenga.
Connective Infrastructure in Uganda
Connective Infrastructure in Uganda
The Muyenga-Namuwongo neighbourhood is a typical illustration of the territorial, social and economic fragmentation that plagues the city of Kampala. The goal of the Connecting Communities project is to bridge over these gaps through the creation of a system defined by Points (social public spaces) and Links (improved transport infrastructure). This system works as an avenue that allows for people in the different parts of the neighbourhood to connect.
Connective Infrastructure in Uganda
Connective Infrastructure in Uganda
The system is created through the strategic location of social and public spaces which are equally and fairly distributed within the neighbourhood. Some of these spaces exist and are improved, while others are new and retro fitted within the neighbourhood. These social and public spaces are then connected by use of improved pedestrian transport infrastructure which facilitates and eases the movement of people from one part of the neighbourhood to the other.
Connective Infrastructure in Uganda
Connective Infrastructure in Uganda
The links are transformed from edges/ boundaries into social spaces that engage the community.
Connective Infrastructure in Uganda
Connective Infrastructure in Uganda
The system can be scaled up from the neighbourhood to the metropolitan, regional and global scales.
Connective Infrastructure in Uganda
Connective Infrastructure in Uganda
The maintenance of the system is a product of co-creation between residents and city authorities.
Connective Infrastructure in Uganda
Connective Infrastructure in Uganda
The improved pedestrian infrastructure incorporates an improved drainage system to mitigate flooding.
Connective Infrastructure in Uganda
Connective Infrastructure in Uganda
The system promotes place making and creates safe, comfortable and sustainable streetscapes.
Connective Infrastructure in Uganda
Connective Infrastructure in Uganda
Priscilla Namwanje
Various landscaping strategies on site contribute to fighting erosion and sand dune advancement.
Aziza Chaouni Projects (ACP) is a multidisciplinary design firm with offices in Morocco and Canada.
Joudour Sahara focuses on environmental and social sustainability through the programmatic overlapping of the music school, ecolodge and anti-desertification testing ground. Courtyards between buildings promote passive cooling and collaboration between users. Outdoor reed canopies allow for active use of the site during the hot summer. Multi-use spaces such as shared administrative facilities and an outdoor auditorium reduce the built footprint and promote shared resources.
Longitudinal building volumes are oriented along the southwest-northeast axis in accordance with prevailing wind directions to encourage natural ventilation, and to block open spaces from the encroachment of sand dunes. Various planting strategies such as spiral formations and using half-walls to protect vegetation will serve as anti-desertification case-studies. The seguia (seen in blue) connects the site to the Drâa River east of the road.
Joudour Sahara is the first off-grid music school and ecolodge of its kind in Southern Morocco.
The palm tree grid seen in the foreground reduces sand encroachment, and walls protect vegetation.
M’hammid El Ghizlane is home to twelve tribal musical styles which are taught at Joudour Sahara.
This map demonstrates energy usage, water distribution, and circulation by different users.
A passively cooled occupiable water reservoir and anti-desertification eco-lodge room strategy.
The compost toilet system streamlines waste produced on site and protects a tamarisk tree.
Exhibition spaces promote passive cooling with solar chimneys and a solar-powered Canadian well system.
Post-war Reconstruction in Yemen
Post-war Reconstruction in Yemen
Shaikh Yaq‘ub Dome in Mukalla after destruction in 2015; and during reconstruction phases, 2019-20.
Post-war Reconstruction in Yemen
Post-war Reconstruction in Yemen
Photos of the Shaklanza Mosque project showing the dilapidated abandoned building before intervention and during the different reconstruction phases, 2019-20.
Post-war Reconstruction in Yemen
Post-war Reconstruction in Yemen
Architectural drawings of the reconstructed Shaklanza Mosque showing the detailed plans, elevations, sections and axonometric drawing with the interiors of the mosque during reconstruction, 2019-20.
Post-war Reconstruction in Yemen
Post-war Reconstruction in Yemen
Architectural drawings of the reconstructed Shaikh Yaq‘ub Dome with a backdrop of the city.
Post-war Reconstruction in Yemen
Post-war Reconstruction in Yemen
Bin Ismail Domes in al Shihr during reconstruction phases, 2019-20.
Post-war Reconstruction in Yemen
Post-war Reconstruction in Yemen
Architectural drawings of the Bin Ismail Domes and mosque with the mass plan above, 2019-20.
Post-war Reconstruction in Yemen
Post-war Reconstruction in Yemen
Al Habib abu Bakr Domes in al Shihr during reconstruction phases, 2019-20.
Post-war Reconstruction in Yemen
Post-war Reconstruction in Yemen
Architectural drawings of al Habib abu Bakr Domes with photos of construction in progress, 2019-20.
Post-war Reconstruction in Yemen
Post-war Reconstruction in Yemen
Training programme at the different reconstruction sites, 2019-20.
Post-war Reconstruction in Yemen
Post-war Reconstruction in Yemen
Close-up of one of the Shaklanza Mosque domes during construction, 2019-20.
Post-war Reconstruction in Yemen
Post-war Reconstruction in Yemen
Team members at the Shaklanza Mosque site.
Living Memorial in Jordan
Living Memorial in Jordan
The problem, reclaiming cemeteries inside the city of Amman.
Living Memorial in Jordan
Living Memorial in Jordan
Aerial view of the project integrated with the neighborhood context.
Living Memorial in Jordan
Living Memorial in Jordan
Aerial view for the park, showing the relation between the graves, courtyards, and the landscape level.
Living Memorial in Jordan
Living Memorial in Jordan
The architectural level (the concept).
Living Memorial in Jordan
Living Memorial in Jordan
System diagrams.
Living Memorial in Jordan
Living Memorial in Jordan
Site plan.
Living Memorial in Jordan
Living Memorial in Jordan
Schematic ground floor plan & longitudinal section.
Living Memorial in Jordan
Living Memorial in Jordan
Death courtyard perspective.
Living Memorial in Jordan
Living Memorial in Jordan
Redesigning and reintroducing new typologies for cemeteries.
Living Memorial in Jordan
Living Memorial in Jordan
Living park perspective.
Living Memorial in Jordan
Living Memorial in Jordan
Tala Shelbayh
Plastic Extractor in Sierra Leone
Plastic Extractor in Sierra Leone
Global and urban concept.
Plastic Extractor in Sierra Leone
Plastic Extractor in Sierra Leone
Interior perspective of plastic recycling workshop. People bring to this space warmed up plastic from the roof with a simple mechanical elevator. Then they shape the plastic mass in the mold to any domestic object or a building part. The natural cross ventilation is provided by the light structure and porous envelope of the building. These porous walls and tribune are made from plastic panels with a pattern, which design is inspired by vernacular.
Plastic Extractor in Sierra Leone
Plastic Extractor in Sierra Leone
Plastic prototypes. These blocks are made from plastic trash in one-to-one scale to the wall thickness of the building. So that it demonstrates the simplicity of the process and the beauty of the material´s appearance. It has a wonderful texture and enough strength. Moreover, it shows the history of the source and corresponds with an African colorful tradition.
Plastic Extractor in Sierra Leone
Plastic Extractor in Sierra Leone
Recycling process concept.
Plastic Extractor in Sierra Leone
Plastic Extractor in Sierra Leone
Spatial and climate concept.
Plastic Extractor in Sierra Leone
Plastic Extractor in Sierra Leone
Site plan.
Plastic Extractor in Sierra Leone
Plastic Extractor in Sierra Leone
East elevation, west elevation, floor plan.
Plastic Extractor in Sierra Leone
Plastic Extractor in Sierra Leone
Cross section, details and plastic warming up system.
Plastic Extractor in Sierra Leone
Plastic Extractor in Sierra Leone
River side.
Plastic Extractor in Sierra Leone
Plastic Extractor in Sierra Leone
Football field side.
Plastic Extractor in Sierra Leone
Plastic Extractor in Sierra Leone
Evgenii Varlygin
Inundation Harvest in Iran
Inundation Harvest in Iran
General view of flood-gardens.
Inundation Harvest in Iran
Inundation Harvest in Iran
Major urban problems of Bandar-e Kong.
Inundation Harvest in Iran
Inundation Harvest in Iran
Historic ecological structure of Bandar-e Kong prior to the recent top-down interventions.
Inundation Harvest in Iran
Inundation Harvest in Iran
General concept of the project: Reviving flood-gardens by restructuring and guiding urban floods.
Inundation Harvest in Iran
Inundation Harvest in Iran
Designing flood-gardens site.
Inundation Harvest in Iran
Inundation Harvest in Iran
Flood-Gardens: This is where all the urban floods are guided for watering 35 hectares of date gardens, filling up flood water reservoirs, and injecting water into the aquifer for further use during the dry season. The dried up flood-gardens will be revived by restructuring flood paths inside the city and reconnecting the flow of floodwaters into them. This method of gardening is native to the region and is based on a deep traditional ecological knowledge.
Inundation Harvest in Iran
Inundation Harvest in Iran
Flood Paths in the Organic Fabric of the City: The project aims to restructure all the main flood paths in the city by designating a new layer of shallow but wide flood paths in urban fabric. Dry most of the year, these paths guide the flow of flood towards the flood-gardens. Also they provide a new layer of urban greenery for the streets. Finally, the flood paths and the redesign of public spaces surrounding them prevent future flooding of adjacent land uses.
Inundation Harvest in Iran
Inundation Harvest in Iran
Flood paths in the organic fabric of the city.
Inundation Harvest in Iran
Inundation Harvest in Iran
Street redesign: Flood paths in the newly planned neighborhoods of the city.
Inundation Harvest in Iran
Inundation Harvest in Iran
Project costs and CO2 footprint.
Urban Movement in Uganda
Urban Movement in Uganda
Plan view of some of the redesigned CBD streets including all relevant signage.
Urban Movement in Uganda
Urban Movement in Uganda
Typical street before implementation of the proposed NMT improvements. It is apparent that pedestrians are sharing the available road space with motorized traffic. This situation poses a high risk of accidents to pedestrians. The high volume of traffic has caused heavy traffic jams and thus massive delays for the passengers in the motor vehicles leading to losses.
Urban Movement in Uganda
Urban Movement in Uganda
Street redesign cross section showing the NMT improvements along the streets e.g. inclusion of sitting areas, landscaping, the physical separation between motorized traffic and NMT traffic, street lighting. The walkways have been sized to adequately accommodate the large numbers of pedestrians in line with standards specified in the Highway Capacity Manual 2000. Motorized traffic has been separated from the NMT by physical barriers to avoiding conflict. The corridor has been beautified.
Urban Movement in Uganda
Urban Movement in Uganda
Plan view of some of the redesigned CBD streets including all relevant signage.
Urban Movement in Uganda
Urban Movement in Uganda
Plan view of a section of the NMT corridor showing a bike storage location.
Urban Movement in Uganda
Urban Movement in Uganda
Plan view of a section of the NMT corridor showing a rest area at Lugogo and a police booth.
Urban Movement in Uganda
Urban Movement in Uganda
Plan view of a section of the NMT corridor showing a train platform and a rest area at the new portbell.
Urban Movement in Uganda
Urban Movement in Uganda
Rest area design details.
Urban Movement in Uganda
Urban Movement in Uganda
Train platform design details.
Urban Movement in Uganda
Urban Movement in Uganda
Tactile paving to guide visually impaired pedestrians.
Urban Movement in Uganda
Urban Movement in Uganda
Joseph Kigozi
The T-Serai modules can be used to insulate and dignify standardized humanitarian T-Shelters.
Creative workshops in USA, UAE and Jordan foster creative knowledge exchange across borders.
Heat transfer studies as a transdisciplinary collaboration between artists and engineers at MIT.
Future Heritage Lab team with the team of the Norwegian Refugee Council at the Zaatari Camp.
T-Serai exterior tapestries made of recycled jeans, layered over emergency blankets and tarp. The project juxtaposes the surplus of the global textile industry with the scarcity of the refugee camp, contemplating a possibility of cooperative-based self-sufficiency based on the recycling of humanitarian textiles.
T-Serai interior tapestries made of recycled clothing, layered over UNHCR wool blankets. The design is inspired by refugee-made shelter transformations using wool blankets, as well as the historical khayamiya crafts. The project represents a translation of the historical applique crafts, deploying the technique of “reverse applique”, or slashing to upcycle discarded textiles. The individual tapestries offer means for recording personal stories and transferring knowledge between generations.
T-Serai portable palace featuring 20 exterior and 20 interior tapestries.
The interior view of the T-Serai portable palace. The roof is made using recycled military mesh.
Detail of a T-Serai interior tapestry module showing reverse appliqué technique.
Prototypes of exterior tapestries using various materials for testing heat resistance.
Design references: The T-Serai is a hybrid of the existing T-shelters and an Ottoman portable palace.
Rebuilding Erupts in Cabo Verde
Rebuilding Erupts in Cabo Verde
Timeline of the eruption.
Rebuilding Erupts in Cabo Verde
Rebuilding Erupts in Cabo Verde
The Educational Complex in the community of Chã das Caldeiras, is a project that aims to be a catalyst for the re-development of the prior devastated community, whilst promoting both the use of locally available materials and the value education at all levels. The building of the school was a community endeavor from the design process to the build its users were involved on all levels from stating their demands and needs to pressing rammed volcanic rock.
Rebuilding Erupts in Cabo Verde
Rebuilding Erupts in Cabo Verde
The community of Chã das Caldeiras has had a deep bond with the Volcano, whose crater they call home, for generations. Though it destroys part of their village every 100 years they always return, it is friend, not foe. After the most recent eruption, we worked with the inhabitants to aid a sustainable rebuilt and redevelopment of the village. This centered around the design and build of a school, the construction of which acted as a workshop; how to use volcanic rock as a construction material.
Rebuilding Erupts in Cabo Verde
Rebuilding Erupts in Cabo Verde
Educational Complex and the rebuilding of the community.
Rebuilding Erupts in Cabo Verde
Rebuilding Erupts in Cabo Verde
The Educational Complex as a catalyst for social development.
Rebuilding Erupts in Cabo Verde
Rebuilding Erupts in Cabo Verde
Phasing of the Complex.
Rebuilding Erupts in Cabo Verde
Rebuilding Erupts in Cabo Verde
Responding to the climate of Chã das Caldeiras.
Rebuilding Erupts in Cabo Verde
Rebuilding Erupts in Cabo Verde
Using lava’s thermal properties in the climatic design of the school.
Rebuilding Erupts in Cabo Verde
Rebuilding Erupts in Cabo Verde
Building a volcanic vernacular.
Rebuilding Erupts in Cabo Verde
Rebuilding Erupts in Cabo Verde
A school in the making.
Rebuilding Erupts in Cabo Verde
Rebuilding Erupts in Cabo Verde
Leão Lopes and people from the community.
Growing Social Fabric in Palestine
Growing Social Fabric in Palestine
Framework for reconstruction of traditional cross vaults.
Growing Social Fabric in Palestine
Growing Social Fabric in Palestine
Design of Kafr 'Aqab historic center as a green cultural hub to serve the community of rural Jerusalem. The project will host at least five cultural institutions and will emphasize the environmental aspect of the historic fabric, such as the use of local material, collecting rainwater, thermal comfort, vegetation of the cemetery and green shared spaces for the local community. The historic center will be the lungs of a suffocating village from pollution.
Growing Social Fabric in Palestine
Growing Social Fabric in Palestine
The trail that connects historic centers of Kafr 'Aqab and Jaba' aims to question the notion of borders and relationships between built and natural environments. A series of walks and community based activities were organized by Riwaq inviting different participants from the nearby communities and interested hikers from diverse disciplines. The trail also included a number of activities including oral history sessions, storytelling, exhibitions, performances and recycling activities.
Growing Social Fabric in Palestine
Growing Social Fabric in Palestine
Kafr 'Aqab in 2018 before Preventive Conservation Interventions.
Growing Social Fabric in Palestine
Growing Social Fabric in Palestine
Kafr 'Aqab phases of physical interventions.
Growing Social Fabric in Palestine
Growing Social Fabric in Palestine
Local workers and craftsmen reconstructing demolished parts.
Growing Social Fabric in Palestine
Growing Social Fabric in Palestine
Community mobilization and public design concepts of the children playground.
Growing Social Fabric in Palestine
Growing Social Fabric in Palestine
Kafr 'Aqab after the first phase of preventive conservation. An artwork on the rooftop.
Growing Social Fabric in Palestine
Growing Social Fabric in Palestine
Hiking trail connecting Kafr 'Aqab to the surrounding villages.
Growing Social Fabric in Palestine
Growing Social Fabric in Palestine
Storytelling performance on myths and oral history of the town.
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