Meriem Chabani is a Next Generation Ambassador of the Holcim Foundation.
She is an architect, urban planner and Co-Founder of New South based in Paris, France.
New South is an international architecture, urban design and research practice based in Paris, France. The office is a collaboration between four partners of multidisciplinary and multicultural backgrounds: Meriem Chabani, Etienne Chobaux, John Edom and Maya Nemeta.
Meriem Chabani holds a Master of Architecture (High Honors) from École nationale supérieure d’architecture de Paris-Malaquais, France.
Together with Etienne Chobaux and John Edom, she won a Holcim Awards Next Generation prize in 2014 for Re-made Fabric in Bangladesh. The research project investigates relationships in between producer and consumer nations in the global garment industry. It presented a catalog of potential architectural interventions to improve working conditions and potentially eliminate practices of labor exploitation in the garment sector.
Meriem Chabani presented the project at the Holcim Awards Lab 2015 in New York City, USA.