Foundations 23, the magazine of the Holcim Foundation for Sustainable Construction, is dedicated to the 6th International Holcim Forum, which took place in Cairo, Egypt. It is an engaging review of how the enormous challenges of re-materializing construction can be tackled – compiled from a top-notch group of international experts who attended the Forum.
Foundations 23 brings the Forum experience to life through summaries of lectures and panel discussions, the exchange of ideas in workshops, and expanding knowledge on excursions. The publication condenses the compelling keynote addresses of Christine Binswanger, Herzog & de Meuron (Switzerland), Michael Braungart, EPEA Internationale Umweltforschung (Germany), Lord Norman Foster, Foster + Partners (United Kingdom), Laila Iskandar, former minister (Egypt), Mitchell Joachim, Terreform ONE (USA), Francis Kéré, Kéré Architecture (Burkina Faso/Germany), Anne Lacaton, Lacaton & Vassal (France) and Rt Hon Simon Upton, Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment (New Zealand).
Foundations 23 reports on the four concurrent expert workshops and field visits in the vicinity of Cairo. The publication includes a full list of attendees with individual portraits, and a group photo taken at The American University in Cairo. The emerging ideas of young architects and engineers are also given a dedicated platform with some 25 teams from universities in all world regions exhibiting their ideas in the Student Poster Competition that was evaluated by the participants of the Holcim Forum.
Foundations 23 (88 pages. 208 x 296mm) is published by the Holcim Foundation for Sustainable Construction, Hagenholzstrasse 83, 8050 Zurich, Switzerland. ISBN 978-3-9524971-1-1