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Morocco, Aït Benhaddou | Silver, Middle East Africa, 2017

Weaving and Stamping
Weaving and Stamping

Elementary school and craft training center: A learning complex that uses architecture, form, and space to claim artisanship and handiwork as living and modern traditions.

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Fatima-azzahra Bendahmane - Ecoactiva, Casablanca, Morocco Read more »

Burkina Faso, Gando | Gold, Middle East Africa, 2011 | Gold, Global, 2012

Secondary school with passive ventilation system
Secondary school with passive ventilation system

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.

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Diébédo Francis Kéré - Kéré Architecture, Berlin, Germany Read more »

Egypt, Cairo | "Next Generation" 3rd prize, Middle East Africa, 2017

(In)formal Pattern Language
(In)formal Pattern Language

Designing processes for informal settlements: Design of an “(in)formal pattern language” to improve the conditions of poverty-stricken and fast-growing informal neighborhoods.

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Nada Nafeh - The American University in Cairo, Cairo, Egypt Read more »

Malawi, Lilongwe | Acknowledgement prize, Middle East Africa, 2017

Ascending Array
Ascending Array

Miracle for Africa Foundation central library: Gently curving roof elements and screen enclosures for a library transcending sustainable construction into one integrated design.

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Steven Holl - Steven Holl Architects, New York City, USA Read more »

South Africa, Soshanguve | "Next Generation" 1st prize, Middle East Africa, 2017

Brick-Works
Brick-Works

Brick kiln and incremental development project: A proof that brick-making can be technically sustainable and deliver a social contribution to community-making.

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Heidi van Eeden - University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa Read more »

Niger, Dandaji | Gold, Middle East Africa, 2017

Legacy Restored
Legacy Restored

Religious and secular complex: A reinterpretation of traditional local construction for a new mosque and community center, creating a space in the village open to all.

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Mariam Kamara - atelier masomi, Niger; Yasaman Esmaili - studio chahar, Iran Read more »

Lebanon, El Marj | Bronze, Middle East Africa, 2017

Pavilion Re-claimed
Pavilion Re-claimed

Adaptive reuse for refugee education: Located in an informal settlement for Syrian refugees, the project creates a dignified school environment using a repurposed pavilion.

Main Author(s)
Joana Dabaj - CatalyticAction, Tripoli, Lebanon; Riccardo Conti - CatalyticAction, London, United Kingdom; Matteo Zerbi - CatalyticAction, London, United Kingdom Read more »

Syria, Aleppo | "Next Generation" 2nd prize, Middle East Africa, 2017

Recovering Aleppo
Recovering Aleppo

Rubble recycling units: Rubble recycling units combining the rebuilding of the constructed habitat with the rebuilding of devastated communities.

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Nour Madi - American University of Beirut (AUB), Beirut, Lebanon; Jad Melki - GHAITH&JAD Architecture and Design, Beirut, Lebanon; Ghaith Abi Ghanem - GHAITH&JAD Architecture and Design, Beirut, Lebanon Read more »

Uganda, Kampala | Acknowledgement prize, Middle East Africa, 2017

Reel to Real
Reel to Real
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Raul Pantaleo - TAMassociati, Trieste, Italy; Massimo Lepore - TAMassociati, Venice, Italy; Simone Sfriso - TAMassociati, Venice, Italy Read more »

Ghana, Karaga | Acknowledgement prize, Middle East Africa, 2017

Refrigerating Jar
Refrigerating Jar

Shea butter storage for Nyingali community: The striking towers of the storage units are designed for passive cooling and allude to traditional local architecture.

Main Author(s)
Wonjoon Han - VHAN, Seoul, South Korea; Sookhee Yuk - Make Africa Better, Seoul, South Korea; Gahee Van - VHAN, Seoul, South Korea Read more »
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