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.Read more »
This project is commended for its innovative proposal for eco-construction systems and for demonstrating the possibility of bridging the gap between architectural research and practice. Of equal strength is the range of techniques and points of engagement rather than a singular approach.
The project is substantiated by numerous experiments and research initiatives to test by application the appropriateness of the techniques proposed. Addressing challenges such as rapid population growth, decreasing supplies of natural resources, and environmental pollution, the scheme demonstrates awareness of both the gravity of such challenges – specifically in China – as well as the urgency of developing strategies for sustainable construction.
The project merits attention for its effort to embody the principle of social equity and mutual existence through the idea a “green community”. By incorporating the specific demands of local and regional planning mandates, the work also engages the interrelated themes of economic efficiency and ecological performance while utilizing nature itself as a prominent agent in the aesthetic expression of a new integrated community.See more
This project in China is given merit for innovation in exploring the benefits of eco-construction systems. The work demonstrates the possibility of bringing architectural research and practice into closer dialogue. The conceptual plan for a green community deploys a notable range of techniques and initiatives that are backed up by experiments undertaken in the field. Challenges such as rapid population growth, decreasing supplies of natural resources, and environmental pollution are addressed in a convincing manner.
The team demonstrates awareness of the importance of engaging such challenges, as well as the urgency of deploying sustainable construction in the region. Consideration is given to striking a balance between natural and human environments. The scheme is also merited for considering the specific demands of local and regional planning, while using nature itself as a lead agent in the formulation of a new integrated community.Download project entry poster (PDF, 3.59 MB) »See more
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