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Regional Holcim Awards 2020
Middle East Africa

Regional Holcim Awards 2020 Middle East Africa

The Holcim Awards Global (Gold, Silver and Bronze) and Holcim Awards Middle East Africa (Gold, Silver, Bronze and Acknowledgement) prize winners were announced at an event held at the 17th international Biennale of Architecture in Venice, Italy. The winning projects from Cabo Verde, Iran, Jordan, Morocco, Palestine Uganda and Yemen had a local cultural basis and dealt with empowerment.

Watch announcement webcast (replay) 


The winners of the Holcim Awards Next Generation prizes for Middle East Africa from Uganda, Jordan, Sierra Leone, and Iraq have one thing in common: an intrinsic optimism about the future.

Winners

Gold | USD 100,000 | Jerusalem, Palestine

Growing Social Fabric in Palestine
Urban restoration and community hub
Main Authors
Shatha Safi - RIWAQ-Centre for Architectural Conservation, Ramallah, Palestine; Saja Mansour - RIWAQ-Centre for Architectural Conservation, Ramallah, Palestine; Yara Bamieh - Freelance Architect, Ramallah, Palestine
Further Authors
Khaldun Bshara - RIWAQ-Centre for Architectural Conservation, Ramallah, Palestine; Tareq Dar Naser - RIWAQ-Centre for Architectural Conservation, Ramallah, Palestine; Michel Salameh - RIWAQ-Centre for Architectural Conservation, Ramallah, Palestine; Renad Shqierat - Khalil Sakakini Cultural Center, Ramallah, Palestine; Mawed Abu Shamaleh - Freelance Engineer, Ramallah, Palestine Read more »

Silver | USD 50,000 | Al Mukalla, Yemen

Post-war Reconstruction in Yemen
Heritage recovery for community enhancement
Main Author
Salma Samar Damluji - Daw'an Mud Brick Architecture Foundation, Hadramut, Yemen
Further Authors
Abdullah BaGhumyan - Daw'an Mud Brick Architecture Foundation, Hadramut, Yemen; Ali BaSaad - Daw'an Mud Brick Architecture Foundation, Hadramut, Yemen; Mira Kfoury - Daw'an Mud Brick Architecture Foundation, Hadramut, Yemen; Abdul Rahman Babaqi - Daw'an Mud Brick Architecture Foundation, Hadramut, Yemen; Mubarak BaHuraysh - Daw'an Mud Brick Architecture Foundation, Hadramut, Yemen Read more »

Bronze | USD 30,000 | Chã das Caldeiras, Cape Verde

Rebuilding Erupts in Cabo Verde
Post-disaster community reactivation facility
Main Author
Leão Lopes - M_EIA/Atelier Mar, São Vicente, Cape Verde
Further Author
Teachers and Students - M_EIA/Atelier Mar, São Vicente, Cape Verde Read more »

Acknowledgement prizes

Acknowledgement prize | USD 20,000 | Zaatari Refugee Camp, Jordan

Connective Threads in Jordan
Refugee shelters using upcycled textile waste
Main Author
Azra Aksamija - Future Heritage Lab, Cambridge, USA
Further Authors
Melina Philippou - Architect, Nicosia, Cyprus; Natalie Bellefleur - Architect, Boston, USA; Lillian Kology - Designer, Boston, USA; Johnathan Kongoletos - Future Heritage Lab, Cambridge, USA Read more »

Acknowledgement prize | USD 20,000 | M’hammid El Ghizlane, Morocco

Cultural Interlude in Morocco
Music school and ecotourism center
Main Author
Aziza Chaouni - Aziza Chaouni Projects, Toronto, Canada
Further Authors
Batoul Faour; Veronica Gallego Sotello - Aziza Chaouni Projects, Toronto, Canada; Azucena Guererro - Aziza Chaouni Projects, Toronto, Canada; Dana Salama - Aziza Chaouni Projects, Toronto, Canada; Li Cheryl Wei - University of Toronto, John H Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape & Design, Toronto, Canada; Adriaan Hebly - Sahara Roots Foundation, Hilversum, Netherlands; Wanda Hebly - Sahara Roots Foundation, Hilversum, Netherlands; Abdeljlil Saadani - Abdeljlil Saadani , FEZ, Morocco Read more »

Acknowledgement prize | USD 20,000 | Bandar-e Kong, Iran

Inundation Harvest in Iran
Urban flood mitigation using ancient techniques
Main Author
Ashkan Rezvani-Naraghi - University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran
Further Authors
Ghazal Raheb - Housing & Urban Development Research Center, Tehran, Iran; Ali Tayebi - Housing & Urban Development Research Center, Tehran, Iran; Kouroshali Rezaeeparto - Planner, Tehran, Iran; Amirreza Rahimi Ghanbarcheshmeh - Graduate of Urban Design, Tehran, Iran Read more »

Acknowledgement prize | USD 20,000 | Kampala, Uganda

Urban Movement in Uganda
Multi-modal urban transport scheme
Main Author
Joseph Kigozi - Prome Consultants, Kampala, Uganda
Further Authors
Ronald Kibuuka - Prome Consultants, Kampala, Uganda; Jacinta Nakanwagi - Prome Consultants, Kampala, Uganda Read more »

"Next Generation" prizes

"Next Generation" 1st prize | USD 25,000 | Kampala, Uganda

Connective Infrastructure in Uganda
Inter-scale design for community integration
Main Author
Priscilla Namwanje - Kampala, Kampala, Uganda Read more »

"Next Generation" 2nd prize | USD 20,000 | Amman, Jordan

Living Memorial in Jordan
Cemetery reconfiguration for urban greening
Main Author
Tala Shelbayh - German Jordanian University, Amman, Jordan Read more »

"Next Generation" 3rd prize | USD 15,000 | Freetown, Sierra Leone

Plastic Extractor in Sierra Leone
Multipurpose recycling facility
Main Author
Evgenii Varlygin - Technische Universität München, Munich, Germany Read more »

"Next Generation" 4th prize | USD 10,000 | Basrah, Iraq

Earthen Education in Iraq
School reinterpreting vernacular architecture
Main Author
Noor Marji - German Jordanian University, Amman, Jordan Read more »
 
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