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Next Generation Awards Lab celebrates new ideas in sustainable construction

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.

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.

Last Updated: June 23, 2022
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