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Global Holcim Awards 2015

Global Holcim Awards Finalists 2015

15 projects out of more than 6,000 submissions in the 4th International Holcim Awards competition were acknowledged with Gold, Silver, or Bronze Awards in each of the five regions of the world. They are automatically qualified for the elite phase of the competition: the Global Holcim Awards 2015. 

The jury composed of renowned specialists from around the world will be headed by Mohsen Mostafavi, Dean of the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University (USA).

FINALISTS

Austria | Vienna

The Commons
The Commons
Participatory urban neighborhood
MAIN AUTHOR
Enrique Arenas Laorga - Arenas Basabe Palacios arquitectos, Madrid, Spain; Luis Basabe Montalvo - Arenas Basabe Palacios arquitectos, Madrid, Spain; Luis Palacios Labrador - Arenas Basabe Palacios arquitectos, Madrid, Spain
FURTHER AUTHOR(S)
Andreas Käfer - Traffix Verkehrsplanung, Vienna, Austria; Robert Korab - Raum & Kommunikation, Vienna, Austria; Thomas Proksch - Land in Sicht Landschaftsarchitektur, Vienna, Austria; Christian Seethaler - Mascha & Seethaler ZT, Vienna, Austria Read more »

Colombia | Medellín

Articulated Site
Articulated Site
Water reservoirs as public park
MAIN AUTHOR
Mario Fernando Camargo Gómez - Colectivo720, Cali, Colombia; Luis Orlando Tombé Hurtado - Colectivo720, Cali, Colombia Read more »

Costa Rica | Puerto Viejo de Sarapiquí

Arboreal Platform
Arboreal Platform
Low-impact timber rainforest center
MAIN AUTHOR
Román Jesús Cordero Tovar - PLUG architecture, Mérida, Mexico
FURTHER AUTHOR(S)
Izbeth Katia Mendoza Fragoso - PLUG architecture, Mérida, Mexico Read more »

Ethiopia | Addis Ababa

Incremental Construction
Incremental Construction
Low-cost modular housing scheme
MAIN AUTHOR
Dirk Donath - Bauhaus University, Weimar, Germany
FURTHER AUTHOR(S)
Brook Teklehaimanot - EiABC-Addis Ababa University, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia; Asgedom Haile - EiABC-Addis Ababa University, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia; Helawie Sewnet - EiABC-Addis Ababa University, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia; Sarah Yusuf - EiABC-Addis Ababa University, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia; Peter Dissel - Afro-European Engineers, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia; Jakob Mettler - Bauhaus University, Weimar, Germany Read more »

France | Paris

Public Condenser
Public Condenser
Low-cost flexible university building
MAIN AUTHOR
Gilles Delalex - Muoto, Paris, France; Yves Moreau - Muoto, Paris, France; Thomas Wessel-Cessieux - Muoto, Paris, France Read more »

Italy | Saline Joniche

Anthropic Park
Anthropic Park
Freshwater ecological reserve and remediation
MAIN AUTHOR
Francisco Leiva - Grupo aranea, Alicante, Spain; Marco Scarpinato - AutonomeForme, Palermo, Italy
FURTHER AUTHOR(S)
Marta García Chico - Grupo aranea, Alicante, Spain; Lucia Pierro - AutonomeForme, Palermo, Italy Read more »

Lebanon | Beirut

Evergreen City
Evergreen City
Urban pine forest rehabilitation
MAIN AUTHOR
Raëd Abillama - Raëd Abillama Architects, Lebanon
FURTHER AUTHOR(S)
Sawsan Bou Fakhreddine - Associaton for Forests Development & Conservation, Lebanon; Youssef Abillama - Maintenance Management Group, Antelias, Lebanon Read more »

Mexico | San Andrés Payuca

Children’s House
Children’s House
Pedagogically-aligned school
MAIN AUTHOR
Francisco Pardo - AT103, Mexico City, Mexico; Julio Amezcua - AT103, Mexico City, Mexico Read more »

Nepal | Kathmandu

Children’s Ziggurat
Children’s Ziggurat
Locally-adapted orphanage and library
MAIN AUTHOR
Hilary Sample - MOS Architects, New York, USA; Michael Meredith - MOS Architects, New York, USA Read more »

Sri Lanka | Ambepussa

Post-War Collective
Post-War Collective
Community library and social recuperation
MAIN AUTHOR
Milinda Pathiraja - Robust Architecture Workshop, Colombo, Sri Lanka
FURTHER AUTHOR(S)
Ganga Ratnayake - Robust Architecture Workshop, Colombo, Sri Lanka Media release - Global Holcim Awards 2015 - Sinhala (PDF, 131.80 KB) »Media release - Holcim Awards 2014 region Asia Pacific - Sinhala (PDF, 358.30 KB) » Read more »

Thailand | Chiang Mai

Protective Wing
Protective Wing
Bird sanctuary
MAIN AUTHOR
Jariyawadee Lekawatana - Architectkidd, Bangkok, Thailand; Singh Intrachooto - Kasetsart University, Bangkok, Thailand; Chak Cherdsatirkul - Kaomai Lanna Resort, Chiang Mai, Thailand
FURTHER AUTHOR(S)
Felix Baroux - École Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture et de Paysage de Bordeaux, France; Pacharapan Ratananakorn - Architectkidd, Bangkok, Thailand; Pratchaya Lertrucksadee - Architectkidd, Bangkok, Thailand; Nattapong Chumkesorn - Architectkidd, Bangkok, Thailand; Tamfun Vatayanon - Architectkidd, Bangkok, Thailand; Sorawut Kittibanthorn - Architectkidd, Bangkok, Thailand; Tammarat Rodpul - Architectkidd, Bangkok, Thailand; Manassak Senachak - Architectkidd, Bangkok, Thailand; Korpong Sanaha - Architectkidd, Bangkok, Thailand; Waraporn Srikokjareon - Architectkidd, Bangkok, Thailand; Pornchanok Thongtha - Architectkidd, Bangkok, Thailand; Tawiporn Thawornjaturawat - Architectkidd, Bangkok, Thailand Read more »

Turkey | Ankara

Eco-Techno Park
Eco-Techno Park
Green building showcase and enterprise hub
MAIN AUTHOR
Onat Öktem - ONZ Architects, Ankara, Turkey; Zeynep Öktem - ONZ Architects, Ankara, Turkey Read more »

USA | New York

Hy-Fi
Hy-Fi
Zero carbon emissions compostable structure
MAIN AUTHOR
David Benjamin - The Living, New York, USA
FURTHER AUTHOR(S)
Danil Nagy - The Living, New York, USA; John Locke - The Living, New York, USA; Damon Lau - The Living, New York, USA; Ray Wang - The Living, New York, USA; Jim Stoddart - The Living, New York, USA; Dale Zhao - The Living, New York, USA; Nathan Smith - The Living, New York, USA; Christo Logan - The Living, New York, USA; Dane Taeyoung - The Living, New York, USA; Matt Clark - Arup New York, New York, USA; Shaina Saporta - Arup New York, New York, USA; Eben Bayer - Ecovative Design, Green Island, USA; Sam Harrington - Ecovative Design, Green Island, USA; Garrett Scheffler - Ecovative Design, Green Island, USA; Gina Albanese - 3M Minnesota, Saint Paul, USA; Kristal Reid - 3M Minnesota, Saint Paul, USA; Byron Trotter - 3M Minnesota, Saint Paul, USA Read more »

USA | Las Vegas

Poreform
Poreform
Water absorptive surface and subterranean basin
MAIN AUTHOR
Amy Mielke - Water Pore Partnership, New York, USA; Caitlin Gucker-Kanter Taylor - Water Pore Partnership, New York, USA
FURTHER AUTHOR(S)
Keller Easterling - Yale University, New Haven, USA Read more »

USA | New York

The Dryline
The Dryline
Urban flood protection infrastructure
MAIN AUTHOR
Kai-Uwe Bergmann - BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group, New York, USA; Bjarke Ingels - BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group, New York, USA; Matthijs Bouw - One Architecture, Amsterdam, Netherlands; Thomas Christoffersen - BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group, New York, USA; Daniel Kidd - BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group, New York, USA; Jeremy Siegel - BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group, New York, USA; Laura Starr - Starr Whitehouse Landscape Architects and Planners, New York, USA; Stephen Whitehouse - Starr Whitehouse Landscape Architects and Planners, New York, USA; Andrea Parker - Starr Whitehouse Landscape Architects and Planners, New York, USA; Melon Wedick - Starr Whitehouse Landscape Architects and Planners, New York, USA; James Lima - James Lima Planning + Development, New York, USA; Steven Baumgartner - Buro Happold Engineering, New York, USA; Byron Stigge - Level Agency for Infrastructure, New York, USA; Ivo de Jeu - One Architecture, Amsterdam, Netherlands; Christina Kaunzinger - Green Shield Ecology, Bridgewater, USA; Edgar J. Westerhof - ARCADIS, USA; Daniel Payne - AEA Consulting, Beacon, USA; Prem Krishnamurthy - Project Projects, New York, New York, USA Read more »
 
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