A self-sustainable sanctuary on the outskirts of Chicago
House as Garden in Illinois is a residential prototype for Chicago’s South Side (USA). The Holcim Awards Gold 2020 winner for North America is a partnership initiative between Michael Sorkin Studio and the non-profit organisation Blacks in Green. The goal is to transform an impoverished neighbourhood through community engagement. The housing project will also be net carbon-negative due to its green systems and materials, landscaping and energy-savvy design.