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January 31, 2018 | LafargeHolcim Awards reception | San Salvador, El Salvador

Holcim El Salvador hosts event honoring LafargeHolcim Awards participants
Holcim El Salvador hosts event honoring LafargeHolcim Awards participants

An event to honor El Salvador’s entrants in the LafargeHolcim Awards competition and their projects in sustainable construction was hosted by Holcim El Salvador. The event featured an exhibition of the 63 submissions from the country, and was complemented with lectures on sustainable construction. In addition, the El Salvador Green Building Council presented selected projects that promote the transformation of the construction market across the “triple bottom line” to achieve better social balance, ecological preservation, and superior economic performance.

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January 29, 2018 | LafargeHolcim Awards reception | Brussels, Belgium

Holcim Belgium hosts event with Awards Gold winners and City Architect of Brussels
Holcim Belgium hosts event with Awards Gold winners and City Architect of Brussels

“In Brussels, urban development also means keeping production in the city center,” explained Kristiaan Borret, City Architect of the Belgian capital. Instead of moving existing facilities to the outskirts, they are integrated into the developing neighborhoods. Two projects of the Brussels Canal District masterplan received international recognition in 2017 by winning the 5th LafargeHolcim Awards in Europe.

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“Turning Linear Flows into Cycles” – Sustainable design by Eva Pfannes
“Turning Linear Flows into Cycles” – Sustainable design by Eva Pfannes

A sanitation project for a Rio de Janeiro favela turns linear flows into cycles, makes processes visible and is scalable says Eva Pfannes of Ooze Architects in the Netherlands. The Awards Bronze winning project for blue-green infrastructure treats wastewater while teaching water stewardship. 

“Financial Viability for the Long-Term” – Sustainable design by Jonathan Franklin
“Financial Viability for the Long-Term” – Sustainable design by Jonathan Franklin

A neighbourhood center in the Paraisópolis favela of São Paulo is designed around long-term financial viability says engineer Jonathan Franklin. The sustainable business model utilises revenue from retail outlets in the mixed-use civic hub to ensure the ongoing viability of the hub’s cultural programs such as ballet.

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“Financial Viability for the Long-Term” – Sustainable design by Jonathan Franklin

“Financial Viability for the Long-Term” – Sustainable design by Jonathan Franklin

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