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Introduction

Introduction

Forum discussion (l-r): Maria Atkinson AM, Chair of the Holcim Foundation; Lord Norman …
Forum discussion (l-r): Maria Atkinson AM, Chair of the Holcim Foundation; Lord Norman Foster, Chairman & Founder of Foster + Partners, UK; Christine Binswanger, Senior Partner, Herzog & de Meuron Architekten, Switzerland; and also Alejandro Aravena, Partner Architect & Executive Director of Elemental, Chile.

Holcim Forum

The Holcim Forum is a triennial series of symposiums on sustainable construction, conducted in collaboration with the Foundation’s associated universities. The multi-day Forum, including workshops and site visits, is an academic platform to exchange information on creating a sustainable built environment.

The Forum supports sustainable construction in the scientific field, among experts in the construction sector, business, and society, and promotes interdisciplinary and intergenerational dialogue, brings forward new ideas, and examines potential solutions. To prepare the next Forum, the Foundation organizes the Holcim Roundtables. These workshops bring together experts to devise a clear agenda in preparation for the Forum.

The 6th International Holcim Forum was hosted in 2019 by the American University in Cairo, Egypt, and was dedicated to the topic of “Re-materializing Construction”. The next Holcim Forum will take place as a hybrid event and explore the theme of “Re-manufacturing construction – Building a collective future”.

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Last Updated: March 29, 2022
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