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Greening the Infrastructure at Benny Farm

Situated within a community in Montréal, a nonprofit, collectively run company oversees the ownership, management, and investment of the development. At the core of the design is the establishment of participatory models and investment in sustainable construction, centered on common energy, water & waste management.

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Learning from Montreal’s green social housing
Decades of pressing for change
“Active involvement of stakeholders in the planning and execution of the neighborhood upgrade” – Holcim Awards Jury
Transferable solutions to renewal
Holcim Awards competition goes global
Holcim Awards Gold 2005 to an urban landscape and architectural project
“A strong ethical position by offering to people an ecologically sensitive environment that could not normally afford the choice to do so” – Holcim Awards Jury
Project Entry 2005 for North America
Project Details
Montréal, Canada
Daniel Pearl
Main Author
Daniel Pearl
L’OEUF (L'Office de L'Eclectisme Urbain et Fonctionnel), Canada
Mark Poddubiuk
Further Author
Mark Poddubiuk
L’OEUF (L'Office de L'Eclectisme Urbain et Fonctionnel) , Canada
Gold 2005
North America
Bronze 2006
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Daniel Pearl, project author of Greening the Benny Farm, Montréal, Canada on the Holcim Awards
Daniel Pearl, project author of Greening the Benny Farm, Montréal, Canada on the Holcim Awards

Project author Danny Pearl, Architect, L’OEUF & Pearl Poddubuit et Associés, Architectes, Montreal comments on how the …

Holcim Awards for Sustainable Construction - Canadian success stories
Holcim Awards for Sustainable Construction - Canadian success stories

Former winners from Canada discuss the positive impact that winning the Holcim Awards competition has created for their …

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