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May 22, 2018 | Website Search | Zurich, Switzerland

New tool on the LafargeHolcim Foundation’s website helps navigate a wealth of information on the state-of-the-art in sustainable construction
New tool on the LafargeHolcim Foundation’s website helps navigate a wealth of information …

The LafargeHolcim Foundation website contains a wealth of information on sustainable design – including more than 1,500 web pages, 1,000 documents and 10,000 images. To help make finding the most relevant information easier, our website search engine has been upgraded to improve how you can search for project descriptions and expert profiles, PDFs, images and videos on the LafargeHolcim Foundation website. 

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May 03, 2018 | Project Update | Mexico City, Mexico

Construction underway at Parque Hídrico Quebradora – addressing the paradox of excess rain and a scarcity of drinking water in Mexico City
Construction underway at Parque Hídrico Quebradora – addressing the paradox of excess rain …

An ambitious project to transform public perceptions of water, and to embed civic amenities into water infrastructure is underway in Mexico City. The Global LafargeHolcim Awards Gold winning project will improve conditions in the dense urban fabric by forming a greenbelt that doubles as water management infrastructure. Hydropuncture consolidates an alternate, decentralized, and sustainable water management system for Mexico City. Work is progressing according to plan. Basic earthworks are completed and the series of terraced platforms and retaining walls of volcanic stones are in place.

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“Dig and delve into issues of sustainability” – Mariam Kamara
“Dig and delve into issues of sustainability” – Mariam Kamara

Global LafargeHolcim Awards Silver 2018 winner Mariam Kamara sees competition as a platform for specialists to “dig and delve into issues of sustainability on a global scale”.

LafargeHolcim Awards competition is “a great opportunity to get your ideas out and seen”
LafargeHolcim Awards competition is “a great opportunity to get your ideas out and seen”

Global LafargeHolcim Awards Bronze 2018 prize winner Constance C Bodurow encourages fellow architects, engineers, urban planners and designers to participate in the LafargeHolcim Awards for Sustainable Construction.

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Hiromi Hosoya is a Founding Partner of Hosoya Schaefer Architects, a Zurich-based office …
Hiromi Hosoya

Hiromi Hosoya is a Founding Partner of Hosoya Schaefer Architects, a Zurich-based office for architecture, urban design and research.

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