USD 220,000 in prize money was presented to the best submissions from Asia Pacific in the Holcim Awards competition for sustainable construction projects. The competition run by the Holcim Foundation for Sustainable Construction in collaboration with five of the world’s leading technical universities aims to promote sustainable approaches to the built environment.Full media release – Holcim Awards 2005 for Asia Pacific » 更多详情 (Chinese) »
The project is credited for its awareness of social dynamics and concomitant transformations in lifestyles brought about by increasing urbanization and densification. Although based upon research of traditional housing typologies, the project is widely applicable to other regions facing similar challenges.
The project offers a promising approach to maintaining links between generations and thus manifests an ambitious ethical vision. The scheme also displays skill in addressing ecological and economic challenges by promoting moderate cost, medium density, multi-story residential units in a compact, yet refined series of units.
The compactness of the architecture does not limit the freedom of inhabitants from directly influencing their living environment. Nor does the compactness necessarily reduce the flexibility of the units to adapt to further changes in social structure. The project is a significant and aesthetically accomplished contribution to debates pertaining to the sustainable development of culture.See more
Another project from China engages directly with the theme of aging populations. Special attention is given to accommodating the needs of elderly inhabitants with high quality dwellings. The work is merited for its sensitivity to social dynamics and transformations in lifestyles brought about by increasing urbanization and densification.
Also commended is the effort to maintain links between generations, an effort that manifests an ambitious ethical vision. The team also skillfully addresses ecological and economic challenges by promoting moderate-cost, medium-density, multi-story residential units in a compact yet refined series of units.
The flexibility of the changeable unit sizes is ingenious. The compactness of the architecture does not limit the freedom of inhabitants from directly influencing their living environment. The project is a sensible contribution to debates on the sustainable development of culture.Download project entry poster (PDF, 5.08 MB) »See more
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