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July 22, 2016 | Publication Announcement | Zurich, Switzerland

Report on LafargeHolcim Forum on “Infrastructure Space”
Report on LafargeHolcim Forum on “Infrastructure Space”

Foundations 19, the magazine of the LafargeHolcim Foundation, is dedicated to the 5th International LafargeHolcim Forum, which took place in Detroit, USA, and focused on the importance of sustainable construction in creating adaptable infrastructure for society. The symposium brought together some 300 leading things from architecture, civil engineering, urban planning, social science, business, and industry from 40 countries. They spent three days examining questions related to infrastructure on architectural, metropolitan, territorial, and planetary scale – today and for the long term.

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July 12, 2016 | Exhibitor Profile | Venice, Italy

Throwing mud at conventional building
Throwing mud at conventional building

“3 billion people on this planet live in buildings made of mud, and with good reason!” says Anna Heringer, a proponent of building with mud. The former Awards Bronze winner strongly advocates the use of mud as a building material and stresses that building with mud is highly sustainable: mud requires no baking or firing, is readily available near construction sites, is a low cost material, and has an extremely low carbon footprint.

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How does, will and should the topic of infrastructure affect the building materials industry?
How does, will and should the topic of infrastructure affect the building materials industry?

300 experts from 40 countries gathered in Detroit for the 5th international LafargeHolcim Forum for Sustainable Construction exploring Infrastructure Space in workshops, panel discussions and keynote speeches. A good opportunity to ask the professionals a question related to the role of the building materials industry.  Find wide-ranging answers in this video.

Durabric – the secret behind the Droneport shell
Durabric – the secret behind the Droneport shell

The LafargeHolcim Foundation for Sustainable Construction supported the construction of a prototype Droneport shell at the 15th International Architecture Biennale in Venice. The structure consists of 18,000 Durabrics made of compressed earth and cement which were customized by the LafargeHolcim Research Centre in Lyon. Learn more about how the Droneport ​together with Durabrics can improve the quality of life in statements by architect Lord Norman Foster, structural engineer John Ochsendorf, BRG project leader Hannes Hofmann as well as LafargeHolcim CEO Eric Olsen, and Carlos Espina, head of the LafargeHolcim Research Centre.

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Attending the LafargeHolcim Awards launch (l-r): Bertrand Collomb, Grégoire Arthuis, Chamss Doha …
5th LafargeHolcim Awards competition launch event, Paris – July 4, 2016

Attending the LafargeHolcim Awards launch (l-r): Bertrand Collomb, Grégoire Arthuis, Chamss Doha Oulkadi, Ludovic Vion, Bénédicte de Bonnechose, Bruno Lafont, Meriem Chabani, Noé Basch, Gilles Delalex, and Philippe Rizzotti.