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Next Generation Awards Lab celebrates new ideas in sustainable construction

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    Next Generation Awards Lab - Lausanne 2022

    An in-depth site tour to the low-carbon Synathlon building was led by the project’s architect Jeannette Kuo, Karamuk Kuo Architects, Switzerland.

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    Javier Estebala Alández presented with the Next Generation prize 1st prize ex aequo for Europe for Accumulating Shelter in Spain - Dune reconstructive bayside infrastructure.

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    Next Generation Awards Lab - Lausanne 2022

    Shneel Malik of University College London, The Bartlett School of Planning, London, United Kingdom presented with the Next Generation prize 1st prize ex aequo for Europe for Tessellated Cleansing from the United Kingdom - Bioremediation tiles for water purification.

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    Next Generation Awards Lab - Lausanne 2022

    Yufei He of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zurich), Department of Architecture (D-ARCH), Zurich, Switzerland presented with the Next Generation prize 1st prize ex aequo for Europe for Thermal Processor in Switzerland - Waste energy recovery for residential use.

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    Priscilla Namwanje presented with the Next Generation prize 1st prize for Middle East Africa for Connective Infrastructure in Uganda - Inter-scale design for community integration.

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    Tala Shelbayh of the German Jordanian University, Amman, Jordan presented with the Next Generation prize 2nd prize for Middle East Africa for Living Memorial in Jordan - Cemetery reconfiguration for urban greening.

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    Evgenii Varlygin of the Technische Universität München, Munich, Germany presented with the Next Generation prize 3rd prize for Middle East Africa for Plastic Extractor in Sierra Leone - Multipurpose recycling facility.

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    Noor Marji of the German Jordanian University, Amman, Jordan presented with the Next Generation prize 4th prize for Middle East Africa for Earthen Education in Iraq - School reinterpreting vernacular architecture.

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    Lorenzo Fernandes presented with the Next Generation prize 2nd prize for Asia Pacific for Towers of Strength in India - Multifunctional amenities and services in informal settlements.

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    Dolathep Chetty of Kasetsart University, Bangkok, Thailand presented with the Next Generation prize 3rd prize for Asia Pacific for Mangrove Recovery in Thailand - Coastal erosion and economic enhancement.

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    Gani Wiratama, Rionaldi Gunari and Nicholas Rodriques of Universitas Katolik Parahyangan, Bandung, Indonesia presented with the Next Generation prize 4th prize ex aequo for Asia Pacific for Buoyant Amenity in Indonesia - Floating sanitation facility upgrade.

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    Divya Jyoti of PMA madhushala, Pune, India presented with the Next Generation prize 4th prize ex aequo for Asia Pacific for Cultivated Envelope in India - Vernacular green facade system.

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    Lab participants examined the spine for services in the low-carbon Synathlon building.

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    The tour of La Maison de l’Environment rammed earth building was led by Natalie Khoury, architect at Ferrari Architectes.

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    La Maison de l’Environment rammed earth building by Ferrari Architectes demonstrates that it is possible to build tertiary buildings in eco-construction and with very low energy consumption.

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    The tour of Olympic House, the new International Olympic Committee (IOC) Headquarters was led by IOC Corporate & Sustainable Development Director Marie Sallois.

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    Olympic House is designed around five key values/objectives: movement, transparency, flexibility, sustainability and collaboration.

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    Olympic House has received three of the most rigorous sustainable building certifications - LEED v4 Platinum, with the highest score ever given, SNBS Platinum and Minergie P, making it the most sustainable office building in the world.

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    The visit to Le Vortex student housing on the campus of the University of Lausanne (UNIL) was led by Next Generation Accelerator member Alexander Wolhoff.

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    The Le Vortex residential complex was first designed to be the Olympic Village during the Lausanne Youth Olympic Games in 2020 and later to house the new students at the University of Lausanne (UNIL).

The Holcim Foundation for Sustainable Construction hosted a workshop with some of the brightest young minds in architecture, urbanism and design from Europe, Middle East Africa and Asia Pacific. The Next Generation Awards Lab held in Lausanne, Switzerland, brought together student and young professional prize winners of the Holcim Awards competition from three regions to receive their trophies, present their prize-winning concepts, and forge a network for future exchange.

Last updated: October 03, 2022 Lausanne, Switzerland

The Next Generation 13 prize winners from eight countries gave an overview of their concepts to create a more sustainable built environment in lively exchange sessions. The workshop included a city tour of Lausanne and in-depth site tours. The exemplary buildings visited included the low-carbon Synathlon building and Le Vortex student housing on the campus of the University of Lausanne (UNIL), La Maison de l'environnement building, and Olympic House, the new International Olympic Committee (IOC) Headquarters. The Awards Lab participants particularly appreciated the diversity of the sites visited, which provided a unique opportunity to observe a variety of techniques and materials.
Next Generation Accelerator

2205_NG_Lab_Lausanne_LeVortex02.jpgNext Generation Ambassador Meriem Chabani (France), architect, urban planner and Co-Founder of New South based in Paris provided an introductory talk as a previous Holcim Awards prize winner and member of the newly-created Next Generation Accelerator (NGX). The (NGX) network supports uncovering ideas that can be transferable across regions to continue growing the Foundation’s outreach activities.

Thanks to Marilyne Andersen, Elli Mosayebi, Meriem Chabani, Jeannette Kuo, Alexander Wolhoff, Natalie Khoury and Marie Sallois for your support in making this a memorable and inspiring moment for our Next Generation Awards Winners: tag all winners

A Next Generation Awards Lab for prize-winners from North America and Latin America will be held later in the year in Argentina.