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Building panels made from pressed beverage cartons. The panels have been used structurally in a pavilion designed by Philippe Block and Dirk Hebel, ETH Zurich. (Photo Courtesy: Felix Heisel, ETH Zurich).
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Gilles Delalex (Studio Muoto), former LafargeHolcim Awards Silver winner for Public Condenser in France, a low-cost flexible university building on the new Paris-Saclay university campus.
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Panelists (l-r): moderator Jean-Philippe Hugron (Le Courrier de l’Architecte), Meriem Chabani (TXKL), Gilles Delalex (Studio Muoto) and Alexandre Theriot (BRUTHER) discuss the career benefits of entering architecture competitions – including the LafargeHolcim Awards.
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Jeanette Kuo, Karamuk Kuo Architects
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An enthusiastic audience of young professionals in a fitting setting for discussions on architecture and its changing role: Established in 1619, the Maison de l’architecture Ile de France has been a Franciscan convent, military barracks, textiles factory, palliative care hospice, and school of architecture.
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Meriem Chabani (TXKL), former LafargeHolcim Awards Next Generation prize winner for Re-Made Fabric in Bangladesh, a garment district intervention in Chittagong.
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A panel discussion on the theme “Architecture at what Prize?” confirmed how the LafargeHolcim Awards competition has boosted careers for both established and emerging architects in France.
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“We are facing a material problem in a dimension never seen before.” – Werner Sobek (right), Director, Institute for Lightweight Structures & Conceptual Design, University of Stuttgart, Germany during the concluding panel of the 6th LafargeHolcim Forum with Anna Heringer (left), Honorary Professor, UNESCO Chair for Earthen Architecture, Constructive Cultures and Sustainable Development, Austria.
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R128 project designed by Werner Sobek is fully dismountable and recyclable, significantly reducing waste when the building has reached its end-of-use cycle. Image © Zooey Braun.
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R128 project designed by Werner Sobek is fully dismountable and recyclable, significantly reducing waste when the building has reached its end-of-use cycle. Image © Zooey Braun.
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R128 project designed by Werner Sobek is fully dismountable and recyclable, significantly reducing waste when the building has reached its end-of-use cycle. Image © Zooey Braun.
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Laterite is a widely available and very practical building material.
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The primary school in Gando is built of clay, a material that no longer had a good reputation among the local population.
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Marc Angélil, LafargeHolcim Foundation Board member and Professor of Architecture & Design presented his farewell lecture at ETH Zurich “Tales of Territory: Athropocene, Urbicene, Capitalocene”. He began his lecture in the Alpine valleys of Central Switzerland where Charles Giron’s “The Cradle of the Confederation” depicts the 1291 founding of the Swiss nation – and continued on a global tour of political, social and economic drivers of global urbanization.
Marc Angélil, LafargeHolcim Foundation Board member and Professor of Architecture & Design presented his farewell lecture at ETH Zurich “Tales of Territory: Athropocene, Urbicene, Capitalocene”. He began his lecture in the Alpine valleys of Central Switzerland where Charles Giron’s “The Cradle of the Confederation” depicts the 1291 founding of the Swiss nation – and continued on a global tour of political, social and economic drivers of global urbanization.
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The housing complex for employees of a hospital in Léo incorporates design strategies of traditional rural villages.
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Francis Kéré used mockups as guides for illiterate construction workers.
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The pavilion of the Serpentine Gallery in the UK is based on the same principles as the buildings in Burkina Faso.
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“Dealing with materials in the future” – Francis Kéré
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“Challenging the limits of materials” – Jens Diebold
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“Providing the supply” – Cédric de Meeûs
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“Stretching the boundaries of what is possible” – Norman Foster
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“Re-materializing has many angles” – Brinda Somaya
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“Understanding materials better” – Stuart Smith
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“Least resource consumption” – Michael Scharpf
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“We have to work together” – Anna Heringer
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“Stretching the boundaries of what is possible” – Norman Foster
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“Ecologically-friendly and local material” – Karen Scrivener
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“A better view of the industry” – Kai-Uwe Bergmann
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“We need a systematic approach” – Jan Jenisch
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“Improving and making more effective” – Anne Lacaton
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“We need knowledge to address the built environment” – Alejandro Aravena
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“Knowledge to political decision-makers” – Simon Upton
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The LafargeHolcim Forum “Re-materializing Construction” with delegates from 55 countries was hosted by The American University in Cairo.
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Cédric de Meeûs, Head of Public Affairs & Government Relations, LafargeHolcim based in Brussels, Belgium.
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LafargeHolcim Awards: Call for exemplary construction projects, visionary design concepts
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LafargeHolcim Awards: Convocatoria para proyectos de construcción ejemplares y conceptos de diseño visionaries
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LafargeHolcim Awards: Appel à projets de construction exemplaires et concepts de design innovants
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Joana Dabaj and Riccardo Luca Conti encouraged the conference attendees to participate in the LafargeHolcim Awards competition.
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Joana Dabaj and Riccardo Luca Conti appeared at the “Future Architect” Conference courtesy of LafargeHolcim Russia.
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Joana Dabaj and Riccardo Luca Conti from CatalyticAction received a LafargeHolcim Awards Bronze for their project Pavilion Re-claimed in Lebanon that re-used the building materials sourced from a temporary pavilion by “Save the Children” in Milan to construct a school for Syrian refugees located at El Marj, Lebanon.
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The winners of the LafargeHolcim Awards Bronze 2017 for Middle East Africa explained how their work not only addressed sustainable design from the perspective of building materials – but also created opportunities to empower local communities.
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Strelka conference “Future Architect” is a series of lectures, discussions and workshops on architectural trends and challenges that young architects are facing today.
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Launch event in New York City announcing the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), each projected as a pictogram on the General Assembly building along with the flags of nations that have ratified them, September 22, 2015.
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LafargeHolcim Awards winners Joana Dabaj and Riccardo Luca Conti from CatalyticAction highlighted the importance of ethical standards and social inclusion.
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Under the theme, “The architecture of complicity: how to work in conditions of the global migration crisis”, the duo used examples to show how a focus on social engagement improved the impact of their projects.
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LafargeHolcim Awards winners Joana Dabaj and Riccardo Luca Conti from CatalyticAction highlighted the importance of ethical standards and social inclusion at the Strelka “Future Architect” Conference in Moscow, Russia.
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Thousands rally for action on climate change around New Zealand – Auckland, November 2015. Photo courtesy: Chameleonseye.
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Recipients of a LafargeHolcim Research in Practice Grant (RPG) from Argentina (l-r): Juan Cruz Serafini, Stefano Romagnoli and Tomás Pont at a meeting of all RPG recipients held to coincide with the LafargeHolcim Forum held in Cairo, Egypt in April 2019.
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Joana Dabaj (pictured with Riccardo Luca Conti) explained that sustainable design was an important cornerstone for CatalyticAction. “Architecture is not just about building, but also about adapting processes and seizing opportunities for community empowerment,” she said.
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