LafargeHolcim Foundation International Awards for Sustainable Construction
2nd Competition
Regional Holcim Awards 2008
North America

Winning projects 2008 in North America

The winners of the second North American Holcim Awards competition for Sustainable Construction projects were announced at a ceremony in Montreal.

Total prize money of USD 270,000 was presented to nine projects from Canada and the United States that showcase the latest approaches to address critical topics including housing affordability, employment, renewable energy, and water efficiency.

Winners

Gold | USD 100,000 | New York, USA

Solar 2 - Green Energy, Arts & Education Center
Solar 2 - Green Energy, Arts & Education Center
MAIN AUTHOR
Christopher J Collins - Solar One, New York, USA
FURTHER AUTHOR(S)
Colin Cathcart - Kiss + Cathcart Architects, Brooklyn, USA; Nigel Nicholls - New York, NY, USA; Judith Heintz - Wallace Roberts & Todd, New York, USA Read more »

Silver | USD 50,000 | San Francisco, USA

Self-contained day labor station
Self-contained day labor station
MAIN AUTHOR
Liz Ogbu - Public Architecture, San Francisco, USA
FURTHER AUTHOR(S)
John Peterson - Public Architecture, San Francisco, USA Read more »

Bronze | USD 50,000 | Sudbury, ON, Canada

Living with Lakes Center for freshwater restoration and research
Living with Lakes Center for freshwater restoration and research
MAIN AUTHOR
John Gunn - Laurentian University, Sudbury, Canada
FURTHER AUTHOR(S)
Peter Busby - Peter Busby and Wills Architects, Vancouver, Canada; Jeffrey Laberge - J L Richards & Associates, Sudbury, Canada Read more »

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT PRIZES

Acknowledgement prize | USD 20,000 | Toronto, Canada

Evergreen Brick Works heritage site revitalization
Evergreen Brick Works heritage site revitalization
MAIN AUTHOR
David Stonehouse - Evergreen, Toronto, Canada
FURTHER AUTHOR(S)
Joe Lobko - Toronto, Canada Read more »

Acknowledgement prize | USD 20,000 | Vancouver, BC, Canada

Minimal-impact North Vancouver Outdoor School
Minimal-impact North Vancouver Outdoor School
MAIN AUTHOR
Ron Kato - McFarland Marceau Architects, Vancouver, Canada
FURTHER AUTHOR(S)
Larry McFarland - McFarland Marceau Architects, Vancouver, Canada; Craig Duffield - McFarland Marceau Architects, Vancouver, Canada Read more »

Acknowledgement prize | USD 20,000 | Detroit, MI, USA

Strategy for environmentally-friendly integration of beehives
Strategy for environmentally-friendly integration of beehives
MAIN AUTHOR
Stéphane Orsolini - Berlin, Germany
FURTHER AUTHOR(S)
Erika Mayr - Berlin, Germany Read more »

"NEXT GENERATION" PRIZES

"Next Generation" 1st prize | USD 20,000 | Cambridge, MA, USA

Construction in vivo - Microstructure research for building skins
Construction in vivo - Microstructure research for building skins
MAIN AUTHOR
Neri Oxman - Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, USA
FURTHER AUTHOR(S)
John Anastasios Hart - University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA Read more »

"Next Generation" 2nd prize | USD 10,000 | Toronto, Canada

Residential density for urban spaces
Residential density for urban spaces
MAIN AUTHOR
Chenglong Wang - Beijing, China
FURTHER AUTHOR(S)
Lingchen Liu - Beijing, China Read more »

"Next Generation" 3rd prize | USD 5,000 | Boston, MA, USA

Responsive urban downtown activity center
Responsive urban downtown activity center
MAIN AUTHOR
Andrew Edward Lantz - Cambridge, MA, USA Read more »
 
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