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October 21, 2020 | Foundations 24 | Zurich, Switzerland

October 20, 2020 | Foundations 24 | Eclepens, Switzerland

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Aligning the built environment with the Paris Agreement 1.5°C scenario at Climate Week NYC
Aligning the built environment with the Paris Agreement 1.5°C scenario at Climate Week NYC

The building sector represents a large share of worldwide carbon emissions (c. 40%) and thus reducing the carbon footprint of the built environment will be essential to reach the ambitions of the Paris Agreement. This will require a deep transformation of how we envision, plan, design, build and manage our built environment.

“Sustainable infrastructure that honors the sacred role of water in patterns of ritual.” – Vedhant Maharaj
“Sustainable infrastructure that honors the sacred role of water in patterns of ritual.” – Vedhant Maharaj

Sacred and Profane in India by Vedhant Maharaj, Rebel Base Collective, South Africa located on the edge of the Ganga (Ganges) River in Varanasi imagines a new typology of water purification infrastructure that transcends mere utility. Technical requirements are combined with places for social gathering and cultural rituals, in a set of carefully designed architectural interventions at the threshold between river and land.

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The team of the LafargeHolcim Foundation office (l-r): Mona Delluc, Kevin Jones, Vania …

The team of the LafargeHolcim Foundation office (l-r): Mona Delluc, Kevin Jones, Vania Burri, Sibylle Bielefeldt, Kathrin Haake and Edward Schwarz.

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