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February 19, 2019 | LafargeHolcim Forum | Cairo, Egypt

6th International LafargeHolcim Forum announced at media conference in Cairo
6th International LafargeHolcim Forum announced at media conference in Cairo

Coinciding with its centenary, the American University in Cairo (AUC) will host the 6th International LafargeHolcim Forum for Sustainable Construction in early April 2019. The three-day symposium dedicated to “Re-materializing Construction” will bring together 300 specialists from more than 50 countries. It is organized by the LafargeHolcim Foundation with the support of Lafarge Egypt. The announcement took place in the presence of key national media.

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January 25, 2019 | Symposium Report | Katowice, Poland

Panelists at 4 Design Days agree on "holistic and inclusive" approach
Panelists at 4 Design Days agree on "holistic and inclusive" approach

Cities are to be intelligent, smart, diverse, bright, open, fluid, connected, safe – in brief: more sustainable. From this starting point, the participants in one of the opening panels of the 4 Design Days (4DD) in Katowice discussed what is next on the journey to achieve “happy cities for happy people” and what role architecture and designers have in getting there.

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Project Update – AirShade by Nikola Znanor
Project Update – AirShade by Nikola Znanor

Language: Croatian no Subtitles

Nikola Znaor’s project offers a solution to energy-intensive cooling of buildings. In an interview on Croatian television program Eko zona (Eco-zone), he describes progress on his Air-Shade responsive and sustainable shading system, that is powered by air that is sensitive to solar exposure and uses no external energy source or sensors. Nikola Znaor points how winning a Next Generation prize in the world’s largest competition for sustainable design helped to finance the ongoing feasibility study for the project.

Video: Courtesy Eko zona – Hrvatska radiotelevizija (HRT).

“Encapsulating the challenges of our time and the importance of sustainability” – Nirmal Kishnani
“Encapsulating the challenges of our time and the importance of sustainability” – Nirmal Kishnani

The National University of Singapore (NUS) School of Design & Environment unveiled the first new-build net-zero energy building in Singapore. NUS is an associated university of the LafargeHolcim Foundation; and demonstrates its commitment to “walking the talk” on sustainable construction.

The new building is architecture that lives up to the pedagogy of the school. It cultivates a sense of collaborative learning; integrates the natural and interior environment; and influences the next generation to see sustainable architecture as integral to their own ways of living and designing future buildings.

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One of the opening panels at the 4 Design Days (4DD) in Katovice debating on how cities …
Striving for happy cities

One of the opening panels at the 4 Design Days (4DD) in Katovice debating on how cities must become intelligent, smart, diverse, bright, open, fluid, connected, and safe – in brief: more sustainable. Journalist Piotr Krasko (not …

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