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September 08, 2017 | Media briefing | Nairobi, Kenya

LafargeHolcim Awards 2017 for Middle East Africa media briefing, Nairobi
LafargeHolcim Awards 2017 for Middle East Africa media briefing, Nairobi

An impressive number of Kenyan and international journalists attended the media briefing following the prize handover ceremony of the LafargeHolcim Awards for Sustainable Construction in region Middle East Africa.

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September 07, 2017 | Winners of the LafargeHolcim Awards 2017 for Middle East Africa | Nairobi, Kenya

Local solutions to enhance the quality of life
Local solutions to enhance the quality of life

Sustainability in building is rapidly gaining significance in the Middle East Africa region – particularly among female professionals and young graduates in architecture and engineering. This was clearly seen at the prize-handover ceremony for the regional LafargeHolcim Awards in Nairobi, Kenya. The majority of the 11 prize-winning projects dealt with education and the contemporary promotion of traditional manual skills.

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Francis Kéré receives first LafargeHolcim Building Better Recognition
Francis Kéré receives first LafargeHolcim Building Better Recognition

The first LafargeHolcim Building Better Recognition Middle East Africa goes to Kéré Architecture, Berlin, Germany, for “Secondary school with passive ventilation system,” a project that earned the Global LafargeHolcim Awards Gold 2012. The jury was impressed by its “beauty and innovative architectural concept and example for new sustainable construction from a materials and technology perspective.” Today, the secondary school is reality for hundreds of children and standing the test of time.

Through the Looking-Glass: Acknowledgement 2017 Middle East Africa – Project Overview
Through the Looking-Glass: Acknowledgement 2017 Middle East Africa – Project Overview

Exuberant and playful transformation of traditional type forms for a healing center for children with Nodding Disease in Uganda aimed at community-building after decades of conflict.

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Reception following the LafargeHolcim Awards ceremony at the Kenya National Theater.
LafargeHolcim Awards 2017 for Middle East Africa prize handover ceremony, Nairobi

Reception following the LafargeHolcim Awards ceremony at the Kenya National Theater.

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