Considering current debates on the possible erection of a wall along the border of the United States and Mexico, the LafargeHolcim Foundation for Sustainable Construction would like to draw attention to an essay by urban geographer Michael Dear on the historical development of the borderland between the two countries – also against the backdrop that members of the Board of the Foundation consider the project to be profoundly unsustainable.Read more »
The 5th International LafargeHolcim Awards competition for projects and visions in sustainable construction closed at the end of March 2017. From a total of 5,085 entries by authors in 121 countries, 70% are valid and will be examined by independent juries in five world regions. The winners will be announced in the fourth quarter of the year, where seven Main Awards and four Next Generation prizes carrying a purse of USD 330,000 will be presented in each region.Read more »
The LafargeHolcim Awards is the world's most significant competition in sustainable design. This short video explains who is invited, what projects are eligible and how these are submitted.
Nirmal Kishani and Holcim Indonesia hosted two events (January 19 and 20, 2017 to promote the 5th International LafargeHolcim Awards and to launch the translated version of Greening Asia: Emerging Principles of Sustainable Architecture.
Border fencing from the era of the 1990s Operation Gatekeeper, near Campo, California, USA. Courtesy: Michael Dear in Infrastructure Space by Ruby Press 2017.