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Global Holcim Awards 2009

Global Holcim Awards 2009

Global Holcim Awards jury meeting 2009 in March 2009 in Zurich, Switzerland: Members of the Global Holcim Awards jury 2009 (l-r): Rolf Soiron, Hans-Rudolf Schalcher, Peter Head, Saskia Sassen, Charles Correa (head), Enrique Norten (not pictured), Achim Steiner (not pictured).
Global Holcim Awards Gold 2009 prize handover
Global Holcim Awards Gold 2009 prize handover
Congratulating the winners of the Global Holcim Awards Gold prize 2009 (l-r): Haruko Hirose, Special and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of Japan to Rabat; prize-winner Aziza Chaouni, architect and co-founder, Bureau EAST, Morocco/Canada/USA; Mohammed Gharrabi, Wali of Fez-Bouleman, Morocco; and prize-winner Takako Tajima, urban planner and co-founder, Bureau EAST, Morocco/Canada/USA.
Prize hand-over to the winners of the Global Holcim Awards Gold prize 2009 (l-r): Dominique Drouet, CEO of Holcim Morocco; Javier de Benito, Area Manager of Holcim, Switzerland; members of the winning team Nicko Elliott, Aziza Chaouni and Takako Tajima, Bureau EAST, Morocco/Canada/USA; Markus Akermann, Chairman of the Management Board of the Holcim Foundation and CEO of Holcim, Switzerland; Hans-Rudolf Schalcher, member of the Management Board of the Holcim Foundation, Switzerland; Joe Addo, head of the jury for Africa Middle East 2008, Ghana; and Enrique Norten, member of the global Awards jury 2009, Mexico/USA.
Global Holcim Awards Gold 2009 prize handover
Global Holcim Awards Gold 2009 prize handover
Winners of the Global Holcim Awards Gold 2009 prize (l-r), Takako Tajima, urban planner and co-founder, and Aziza Chaouni, architect and co-founder, Bureau EAST, Morocco/Canada/USA congratulated by Markus Akermann, Chairman of the Management Board of the Holcim Foundation and CEO of Holcim Ltd, Switzerland.
Winners of the Global Holcim Awards Gold 2009 prize for project River remediation and urban development scheme, Fez, Morocco (l-r), Takako Tajima and Aziza Chaouni, co-founders, Bureau EAST, Morocco/Canada/USA.
Members of the Global Holcim Awards Gold 2009 winning team (l-r): Nicko Elliott, Takako Tajima and Aziza Chaouni, Bureau EAST, Morocco/Canada/USA holding the Global Holcim Awards Gold trophy and prize certificate. The icosahedron, a twelve-cornered polyhedron with an aspect ratio of the golden section, represents the objectives of the Holcim Awards because sustainability always strives for harmony – between today and tomorrow, between resources and consumption, and between needs and opportunities.
Mohammed Gharrabi, Wali of Fez-Bouleman, Morocco welcomed guests to the hand-over ceremony on behalf of the provincial government and commented that the winning project is part of a number of larger ongoing projects by the region and the city of Fez to improve living conditions and opportunities for the inhabitants of one of Morocco’s iconic cities.
Mohammed Gharrabi (right), Wali of Fez-Bouleman, Morocco presented a commemorative book on the current 1200th Anniversary of the founding of the city of Fez to Markus Akermann (left), Chairman of the Management Board of the Holcim Foundation and CEO of Holcim Ltd, Switzerland.
Mohammed Gharrabi (right), Wali of Fez-Bouleman, Morocco presented a commemorative book on the current 1200th Anniversary of the founding of the city of Fez to Markus Akermann (left), Chairman of the Management Board of the Holcim Foundation and CEO of Holcim Ltd, Switzerland.
Markus Akermann, Chairman of the Management Board of the Holcim Foundation and CEO of Holcim Ltd, Switzerland applauded the global gold award-winning project.
Julia Marton-Lefèvre, Director General of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), Switzerland applauded the Holcim Awards competition for promoting critical interdisciplinary and long-range perspectives by demonstrating the link between sustainable construction and environmental performance.
Enrique Norten, Principal and Founder, TEN Arquitectos, Mexico/USA, member of the Advisory Board of the Holcim Foundation, and member of the global Awards jury 2009 presented the top-prize-winning projects.
Joe Addo, principal and founder of Constructs LLC, Ghana and head of the regional Holcim Awards jury for Africa Middle East in 2008 presented the top prize winning projects from the region that had advanced to the global phase of the Holcim Awards competition in 2009.
Saïd Mouline, former general architect for the Moroccan Ministry of Housing and member of several Holcim Awards juries, Morocco, provided conclusions after the second cycle of the global Holcim Awards competition.
Dominique Drouet, CEO of Holcim Morocco highlighted the history of the city of Fez and expressed the pride of the country to be receiving global recognition for a construction project.
Edward Schwarz, General Manager, Holcim Foundation, Switzerland provided an overview of the activities of the Holcim Foundation and an update on the construction status of top winning projects from the first Holcim Awards cycle.
Members of the winning team for the "Low-impact greenfield university campus, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam" project (l-r): Kazuhiro Kojima, architect, Coelacanth and Associates Co., Ltd., Tokyo, Japan; Daisuke Sanuki, architect, Daisuke Sanuki Architectural Design Office, Tokyo, Japan; Vo Trong Nghia, architect, Vo Trong Nghia Co. Ltd, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
Hand-over presentation to the winners of the global Holcim Awards Silver prize (l-r): Masaaki Gokura, Representative of the Consul General of Japan in Ho Chi Minh City; members of the winning team: Kazuko Akamatsu and Kazuhiro Kojima, architects, Coelacanth and Associates Co., Ltd., Tokyo, Japan; Daisuke Sanuki, architect, Daisuke Sanuki Architectural Design Office, Tokyo, Japan; Vo Trong Nghia, architect, Vo Trong Nghia Co. Ltd, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam; and Holcim representatives: Gérard Letellier, Area Manager of Holcim, Switzerland; and Aidan Lynam, CEO of Holcim Vietnam, Vietnam.
Hand-over presentation to the winners of the global Holcim Awards Silver prize "Low-impact greenfield university campus, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam": Markus Akermann, Chairman of the Management Board of the Holcim Foundation and CEO of Holcim Ltd, Switzerland and Masaaki Gokura, Representative of the Consul General of Japan in Ho Chi Minh City with members of the winning team: Kazuko Akamatsu and Kazuhiro Kojima, architects, Coelacanth and Associates Co., Ltd., Tokyo, Japan; Daisuke Sanuki, architect, Daisuke Sanuki Architectural Design Office, Tokyo, Japan.
Hand-over presentation to the winners of the global Holcim Awards Silver prize "Low-impact greenfield university campus, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam": (l-r): Paul Hugentobler, Member of the Executive Committee of Holcim, Switzerland; Masaaki Gokura, Representative of the Consul General of Japan in Ho Chi Minh City; Kazuko Akamatsu and Kazuhiro Kojima, architects, Coelacanth and Associates Co., Ltd., Tokyo, Japan; Daisuke Sanuki, architect, Daisuke Sanuki Architectural Design Office, Tokyo, Japan; Vo Trong Nghia, architect, Vo Trong Nghia Co. Ltd, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam; Markus Akermann, Chairman of the Management Board of the Holcim Foundation, CEO of Holcim Ltd, Switzerland; Ashok B Lall, Principal and founder of Ashok B Lall Architects of New Delhi and representative of the Holcim Awards juries; Gérard Letellier, Area Manager of Holcim, Switzerland; and Aidan Lynam, CEO of Holcim Vietnam, Vietnam.
Rt. Hon. Simon Upton, Chairman of the OECD Round Table on Sustainable Development and Member of the Advisory Board of the Holcim Foundation, New Zealand provided a keynote address in which he referred to his own house in New Zealand and the problems encountered in trying to make it live up to standards of sustainable construction with regard to insulation and energy supply.
Aidan Lynam, CEO of Holcim Vietnam, expressed the pride of the country to be receiving global recognition for a construction project.
Ashok B Lall, Principal and founder of Ashok B Lall Architects of New Delhi and representative of the Holcim Awards juries introduced the winning project. “The silver award winning project from Vietnam is about creating an infrastructure for education – by using technology and creating spaces that evolve from a natural environment.”
Markus Akermann, Chairman of the Management Board of the Holcim Foundation and CEO of Holcim Ltd, Switzerland, commented that the competition entries reflected the importance of international cooperation in developing solutions to the demanding challenges of sustainable construction.
Bui Xuan Khu, Permanent Vice-Minister of Industry and Trade Vietnam welcomed guests to the hand-over ceremony and emphasized the importance of collaboration and innovation in generating sustainable construction solutions.
Edward Schwarz, General Manager of the Holcim Foundation, Switzerland, provided a historical background of the Holcim Foundation and an overview on the construction status of winning projects in Asia Pacific from the first and second Holcim Awards cycles.
Quynh Huong, Talkshow Host, Ho Chi Minh TV, Vietnam, was the Master of Ceremonies in Vietnamese of the bilingual event.
Media briefing held following the hand-over presentation to the winners of the global Holcim Awards Silver prize (l-r): Ashok B Lall, Principal and founder of Ashok B Lall Architects of New Delhi and representative of the Holcim Awards juries; Markus Akermann, Chairman of the Management Board of the Holcim Foundation, and CEO of Holcim Ltd, Switzerland; Ng?c Ha, translator; Edward Schwarz, General Manager of the Holcim Foundation, Switzerland; and winning team members Kazuhiro Kojima, architect, Coelacanth and Associates Co., Ltd., Tokyo, Japan and Vo Trong Nghia Co. Ltd, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
Global Holcim Awards Bronze prize 2009 hand-over "Sustainable planning for a rural community, Beijing, China": (l-r): Li Yeqing, CEO of Huaxin Cement congratulates winners Ni Feng, Senior Engineer, Beijing Municipal Commission of Urban Planning and Zhang Yue, Associate Professor, Deputy Chair of Urban Planning Department, Architecture School, Tsinghua University, China.
Hand-over presentation to the winners of the global Holcim Awards Bronze prize 2009 "Sustainable planning for a rural community, Beijing, China": (l-r): Li Yeqing, CEO of Huaxin Cement; Tom Clough, Member of the Executive Committee of Holcim Ltd; Rolf Soiron, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Holcim Ltd; and Zhang Yue, Associate Professor, Deputy Chair of Urban Planning Department, Tsinghua University Architecture School.
Winners of the global Holcim Awards Bronze prize 2009 and presenters at the hand-over ceremony receive applause from the audience at the Beijing Planning Exhibition Hall.
Global Holcim Awards Bronze 2009 hand-over for "Sustainable planning for a rural community", Beijing, China: Peter Head, Director and Head of Planning and Integrated Urbanism, Arup, London, UK, and member of the global jury, provided a keynote address, and explained the jury process and “target issues” for sustainable construction. “Countries all over the world can learn from China’s inspirational leadership in moving to a harmonious society in which the overall economy grows, the rural poor have a better life, the environment is cleaned up and people in cities have a healthier more sustainable future.”
Global Holcim Awards Bronze 2009 handover in Beijing, China for "Sustainable planning for a rural community", Beijing, China: Rolf Soiron, Chairman of the Advisory Board of the Holcim Foundation, Switzerland, welcomed guests to the hand-over ceremony and provided an overview of the Holcim Awards competition. He emphasized the importance of pursuing sustainable approaches to construction against the backdrop of the global economic crisis.
Global Holcim Awards Bronze 2009 handover in Beijing, China for "Sustainable planning for a rural community", Beijing, China: Wowo Ding, Dean of the School of Architecture at Nanjing University, China and member of the jury for Asia Pacific in 2008 introduced the winning project. “The dominating highlight of this project is the innovative and unique approach to the overall land use planning for the development of the rural community that is based on a sound field survey and the establishment and scientific analysis of a comprehensive database.”
Global Holcim Awards Bronze 2009 handover in Beijing, China for "Sustainable planning for a rural community", Beijing, China: LI Bingren, Chief Economist, China Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development, welcomed guests to the hand-over ceremony held at the Beijing Planning Exhibition Hall and emphasized the importance of sustainability in finding long-range solutions for development in rural areas.
Global Holcim Awards Bronze 2009 handover in Beijing, China for "Sustainable planning for a rural community", Beijing, China: ZHANG Dongke, Section Chief, China Central Government Village Development Office, welcomed guests to the ceremony for the Holcim Awards Bronze prize 2009 hand-over and expressed his hope that winning the Holcim Awards would illustrate that the project is a step in the right direction toward a more sustainable human habitat.
Global Holcim Awards Bronze 2009 handover in Beijing, China for "Sustainable planning for a rural community", Beijing, China: Masters of Ceremonies of the bilingual event (l-r): MAN Li, radio presenter with an international radio station in Beijing (Chinese) and Edward Schwarz, General Manager of the Holcim Foundation, Switzerland (English), provide a historical background of the Holcim Foundation and an overview on the construction status of winning projects in Asia Pacific from the first and second Holcim Awards cycles.
The hand-over presentation to the winners of the global Holcim Awards Bronze prize 2009 was held at the Beijing Planning Exhibition Hall.
Banners welcomed guests to the hand-over presentation of the global Holcim Awards Bronze prize 2009 to Sustainable planning for a rural community, Beijing, China.
Presentation of the Global Holcim Awards “Innovation” prize 2009: (l-r): Rolf Soiron, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Holcim Ltd; Enrique Norten, Principal and founder, TEN Arquitectos and member of the global jury; John Petersen and Liz Ogbu, “Innovation” prize winners of Public Architecture in San Francisco; Sarah Graham, Principal partner, agps architecture and member of the Holcim Awards jury  North America; and Saskia Sassen, Robert S. Lynd Professor of Sociology, Columbia University, New York and member of the global jury.
Winners of the Global Holcim Awards “Innovation” prize 2009 "Self-contained day labor station, San Francisco, USA": (l-r): John Petersen, “Innovation” prize winner, Public Architecture, San Francisco; Saskia Sassen, Robert S. Lynd Professor of Sociology, Columbia University, New York, and member of the global jury; Liz Ogbu, “Innovation” prize winner, Public Architecture, San Francisco; and Enrique Norten, Principal and founder, TEN Arquitectos , Mexico City and New York, and member of the global jury.
Presentation of the Global Holcim Awards "Innovation" prize 2009: Enrique Norten, Principal and founder, TEN Arquitectos, New York/Mexico City, and Member of the Global Holcim Awards jury 2009 introduced the criteria of the competition – the “target issues” for sustainable construction - and presented the award winning projects of the competition.
Global Holcim Awards "Innovation" prize 2009: Saskia Sassen, Robert S. Lynd Professor of Sociology, Columbia University, New York, and member of the global jury provided a keynote address at the global prize hand-over held at the new California Academy of Sciences building in San Francisco. She compared the prize winning project with an algorithm: “It is the sum of many small interventions that finally make a significant difference to the big picture.”
Global Holcim Awards "Innovation" prize 2009: Alison Brown, Chief Finance and Operations Officer of the California Academy of Sciences (CAS), welcomed guests to the global prize hand-over held at the new California Academy of Sciences building in San Francisco. She emphasized the importance receiving the Holcim Awards Silver for North America in 2005 had meant for promoting the project of the new CAS as an exemplary approach to sustainable construction even before the cornerstone had been laid. Since then CAS has received a number of further important prizes and recognitions for its contribution to sustainable development.
Global Holcim Awards "Innovation" prize 2009: Bernard Terver, President and Chief Executive Officer of Holcim US (representing the North American hosts of the global prize hand-over event: Holcim US, Aggregate Industries and Holcim Canada), provided a closing address.
Edward Schwarz, General Manager of the Holcim Foundation, was Master of Ceremonies at the Global Holcim Awards "Innovation" prize hand-over held at the new California Academy of Sciences building. He recounted the history of the Holcim Awards and made reference to the current construction status of various projects in North America that were acclaimed in the first and second cycles of the competition.
Global Holcim Awards "Innovation" prize 2009: Guests arrive at the new California Academy of Sciences building for the global prize hand-over. The building was itself winner of the Holcim Awards Silver 2005 North America.
Winners of the Global Holcim Awards 2009
Project update 2010 - Project entry 2005 - New Sustainable California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco, USA: The iconic new building opened in September 2008 and is the largest public LEED Platinum-rated building in the world, and the world’s greenest museum. The design (inset) demonstrates the effective integration of concerns for sustainable construction with sophisticated architectural design.
Project update 2010 - Project entry 2005 - New Sustainable California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco, USA: The building houses an Aquarium, Planetarium and Natural History Museum in addition to Research and Education facilities.
Project update 2010 - Project entry 2005 - New Sustainable California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco, USA: Living roof
Project update 2010 - Project entry 2005 - New Sustainable California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco, USA: Over 1.75 million native plants grace the roof of this new building.
Project entry 2008 Africa Middle East – River remediation and urban development scheme, Fez, Morocco
Project entry 2008 Africa Middle East – River remediation and urban development scheme, Fez, Morocco
Procedures for new public spaces in the Medina of Fez.
Project entry 2008 Africa Middle East – River remediation and urban development scheme, Fez, Morocco
Project entry 2008 Africa Middle East – River remediation and urban development scheme, Fez, Morocco
Resuscitation timeline and the new economic model.
Project entry 2008 Africa Middle East – River remediation and urban development scheme, Fez, Morocco
Project entry 2008 Africa Middle East – River remediation and urban development scheme, Fez, Morocco
Master plan for regional water quality improvement.
Project entry 2008 Africa Middle East – River remediation and urban development scheme, Fez, Morocco
Project entry 2008 Africa Middle East – River remediation and urban development scheme, Fez, Morocco
Evolution of the Medina of Fez
Project entry 2008 Africa Middle East – River remediation and urban development scheme, Fez, Morocco
Project entry 2008 Africa Middle East – River remediation and urban development scheme, Fez, Morocco
Sebou River watershed and water quality.
Project entry 2008 Africa Middle East – River remediation and urban development scheme, Fez, Morocco
Project entry 2008 Africa Middle East – River remediation and urban development scheme, Fez, Morocco
Rcif public transit hub.
Project entry 2008 Africa Middle East – River remediation and urban development scheme, Fez, Morocco
Project entry 2008 Africa Middle East – River remediation and urban development scheme, Fez, Morocco
Detail section of restorer.
Project entry 2008 Africa Middle East – River remediation and urban development scheme, Fez, Morocco
Project entry 2008 Africa Middle East – River remediation and urban development scheme, Fez, Morocco
Andalous bank playground.
Project entry 2008 Africa Middle East – River remediation and urban development scheme, Fez, Morocco
Project entry 2008 Africa Middle East – River remediation and urban development scheme, Fez, Morocco
Chouarra tanneries.
Project entry 2008 Africa Middle East – River remediation and urban development scheme, Fez, Morocco
Project entry 2008 Africa Middle East – River remediation and urban development scheme, Fez, Morocco
Chouarra tanneries.
Project entry 2008 Africa Middle East - "River remediation and urban development scheme, Fez, Morocco": Chaouni_PI_Authors
Project entry 2008 Asia Pacific - "Low-impact greenfield university campus, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam": According to computer fluid dynamics (CFD) analysis, the campus building plan was realized without air conditioning, a wind fluid design.
Project entry 2008 Asia Pacific - "Low-impact greenfield university campus, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam": Plans for a 40ha university campus on the margin of the Mekong Delta, maximizing the integration of nature with the design.
Project entry 2008 Asia Pacific - "Low-impact greenfield university campus, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam": Swampy site condition.
Project entry 2008 Asia Pacific - "Low-impact greenfield university campus, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam": Student activity fluid design.
Project entry 2008 Asia Pacific - "Low-impact greenfield university campus, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam": Faculties and main circulation.
Project entry 2008 Asia Pacific - "Low-impact greenfield university campus, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam": Fluid space for activity.
Project entry 2008 Asia Pacific - "Low-impact greenfield university campus, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam": Shading system and ventilation.
Project entry 2008 Asia Pacific - "Low-impact greenfield university campus, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam": Variety of sequential spaces.
Project entry 2008 Asia Pacific - "Low-impact greenfield university campus, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam": Pleasant alfresco space.
Project entry 2008 Asia Pacific - "Low-impact greenfield university campus, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam": Slipping into the natural site.
Project entry 2008 Asia Pacific - "Low-impact greenfield university campus, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam": Kazuhiro Kojima, President of Coelacanth and Associates Co., Ltd., which he established in 1986. He is also Associate Professor at the Science University of Tokyo.
Project entry 2008 North America - "Self-contained day labor station, New York, USA": The day labor station provides a specific place for day labor gatherings and facilitates the employment process.
Project entry 2008 North America - "Self-contained day labor station, New York, USA": Components diagram.
Project entry 2008 North America - "Self-contained day labor station, New York, USA": A full scale section of the day labor station exhibited at the Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum, May-Sep 2007.
Project entry 2008 North America - "Self-contained day labor station, New York, USA": Plan.
Project entry 2008 North America - "Self-contained day labor station, New York, USA": Use diagram.
Project entry 2008 North America - "Self-contained day labor station, New York, USA": Sustainability diagram.
Project entry 2008 North America - "Self-contained day labor station, New York, USA": Model view 1.
Project entry 2008 North America - "Self-contained day labor station, New York, USA": Model view 2.
Project entry 2008 North America - "Self-contained day labor station, New York, USA": Roberto, client.
Project entry 2008 North America - "Self-contained day labor station, New York, USA": Winners of the Global Holcim Awards "Innovation" prize and the Holcim Awards Silver 2008 North America: (l-r) Liz Ogbu and John Peterson.
Project entry 2008 Asia Pacific - "Sustainable planning for a rural community, Beijing, China": Eco-strategies in house design.
Project entry 2008 Asia Pacific - "Sustainable planning for a rural community, Beijing, China": Challenges.
Project entry 2008 Asia Pacific - "Sustainable planning for a rural community, Beijing, China": Design thinking outline.
Project entry 2008 Asia Pacific - "Sustainable planning for a rural community, Beijing, China": Field survey and database build.
Project entry 2008 Asia Pacific - "Sustainable planning for a rural community, Beijing, China": Land-use planning and control.
Project entry 2008 Asia Pacific - "Sustainable planning for a rural community, Beijing, China": Improving circulation.
Project entry 2008 Asia Pacific - "Sustainable planning for a rural community, Beijing, China": Improving infrastructure and public services.
Project entry 2008 Asia Pacific - "Sustainable planning for a rural community, Beijing, China": A micro-spreading renewal model.
Project entry 2008 Asia Pacific - "Sustainable planning for a rural community, Beijing, China": House renovation / new-build.
Project entry 2008 Asia Pacific - "Sustainable planning for a rural community, Beijing, China": Public participation and first action.
Project entry 2008 Asia Pacific - "Sustainable planning for a rural community, Beijing, China": Author Yue Zhang
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