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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
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
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