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China, Lanzhou | Gold, Asia Pacific, 2020

Agrarian Enrichment in China
Agrarian Enrichment in China
Main Authors
Jean-Pierre Pranlas-Descours - Jean-Pierre Pranlas-Descours (JPPD), Paris, France; Cristina Garcez - Centre Scientifique et Technique du Bâtiment (CSTB), Paris, France Read more »

Palestine, Jerusalem | Gold, Middle East Africa, 2020

Growing Social Fabric in Palestine
Growing Social Fabric in Palestine
Main Authors
Shatha Safi - RIWAQ-Centre for Architectural Conservation, Ramallah, Palestine; Saja Mansour - RIWAQ-Centre for Architectural Conservation, Ramallah, Palestine; Yara Bamieh - Freelance Architect, Ramallah, Palestine Read more »

Colombia, Bogota | Gold, Latin America, 2020 | Silver, Global, 2021

USA, Chicago | Gold, North America, 2020

Switzerland, Winterthur | Gold, Europe, 2020 | Gold, Global, 2021

Extending the Cycle in Switzerland
Extending the Cycle in Switzerland
Main Authors
Kerstin Müller - baubüro in situ, Basel, Switzerland; Benjamin Poignon - baubüro in situ, Basel, Switzerland; Pascal Hentschel - baubüro in situ, Basel, Switzerland; Barbara Buser - baubüro in situ, Basel, Switzerland; Marc Angst - baubüro in situ, Basel, Switzerland; Michèle Brand - baubüro in situ, Basel, Switzerland Read more »

Burkina Faso, Gando | Building Better Recognition, Middle East Africa, 2017 | Gold, Global, 2012

Secondary school with passive ventilation system in Burkina Faso
Secondary school with passive ventilation system in Burkina Faso

The secondary school project uses traditional building materials and technologies and places great emphasis on actively involving the local population in the construction process. Locally-sourced clay is mixed with aggregates and cement to cast walls on-site based on a two-piece formwork. The school is exemplary in terms of its successful approach to the adaptive use of building materials, community development, climatic mitigation and aesthetics.

Main Author
Francis Kéré - Kéré Architecture, Berlin, Germany Read more »

Spain, Madrid |

Re-materializing Housing Workshop
Re-materializing Housing Workshop

The Holcim Foundation for Sustainable Construction joined forces with the Norman Foster Foundation to support a workshop dedicated to housing. This workshop offered a platform for the next generation of researchers and practitioners to meet in a week-long laboratory to explore how to rematerialise housing in the long term.

Main Authors
Nicolas Ayoub - Harvard University, Cambridge, USA; Angela Bai - University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom; Tom Bloxham - Urban Splash, Manchester, United Kingdom; Dev Desai - Kamla Raheja Vidyanidhi Institute for Architecture and Environmental Studies (KRVIA), Mumbai, India; Aarti Dhingra - University of Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany; Claudia Eugenin - Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago de Chile, Chile; Kiley Feickert - Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, USA; Ophélie Férédie - Confluence Institute, Paris, France; Germán Eduardo Ferradas - Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, Córdoba, Argentina; Norman Foster - Norman Foster Foundation, Madrid, Spain; Dirk E Hebel - Karlsruher Institut für Technologie, Fakultät für Architektur, Institut Entwerfen & Bautechnik, Karlsruhe, Germany; Anna Heringer - Anna Heringer Architecture, Laufen, Germany; Sebastian Hitchcock - University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa; Laila Iskandar - CID Consulting, Cairo, Egypt; Johan Karlsson - Better Shelter, Stockholm, Sweden; Elao Martin - Namibia University of Science & Technology (NUST), Windhoek, Namibia; Carme Pinós - Estudio Carme Pinós, Barcelona, Spain; Stuart Smith - Arup, Berlin, Germany; Brinda Somaya - Somaya & Kalappa Consultants, Mumbai, India; Tim Stonor - Space Syntax, London, United Kingdom Read more »

Germany, Stuttgart | Acknowledgement prize, Europe, 2014

Aggregate Structure
Aggregate Structure

Aggregates are ubiquitous in the concrete production industry, yet are rarely deployed in an unbound form. This materials research project examines aggregate architectures made from designed injection-molded granulates which self-solidify. This pilot project for a ground-breaking construction method uses the potential of loose, designed granulates that can interlock and consequently require no additional binding agent; fully recyclable and adaptable to almost any site constraints. 

Main Authors
Karola Dierichs - University of Stuttgart, Institute for Computational Design, Stuttgart, Germany; Achim Menges - University of Stuttgart, Institute for Computational Design, Stuttgart, Germany Read more »

Philippines, Minalin | Acknowledgement prize, Asia Pacific, 2020 | Commendation, Global, 2021

Australia, Sydney | Bronze, Asia Pacific, 2020 | Commendation, Global, 2021

High-Performance Tower in Australia
High-Performance Tower in Australia
Main Authors
Wolfgang Kessling - Transsolar Energietechnik, Munich, Germany; Edwin Chan - EC3 Design, Los Angeles, USA; James O’Callaghan - Eckersley O’Callaghan, London, United Kingdom; Corie D Sharples - SHoP, New York City, USA; Andreia Taixeira - SHoP, New York City, USA; Ric Wang - Atlassian, Sydney, Australia Read more »
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Re-imagining urban development in China
Re-imagining urban development in China

French architect Jean-Pierre Pranlas-Descours and his team lead this Holcim Awards winner, in association with the French Scientific &…

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Workshop Mentor, Dirk Hebel, during his introduction at the Norman Foster Foundation’s library.

Workshop Mentor, Dirk Hebel, during his introduction at the Norman Foster Foundation’s library.

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