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Jeannette Kuo is Founding Partner of Karamuk Kuo Architects, Switzerland; Assistant Professor in Practice, Harvard University Graduate School of Design; and Head of the LafargeHolcim Awards jury for Europe in 2020.
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5193 x 3462 px
Global LafargeHolcim Awards 2018 finalists for “Modular Midrise Housing, Vancouver, Canada” - Oliver Lang of LWPAC + Intelligent City.
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Global LafargeHolcim Awards 2018 finalists for “Modular Midrise Housing, Vancouver, Canada” (l-r) Cindy Wilson and Oliver Lang of LWPAC + Intelligent City.
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3500 x 2329 px
“It was an opportunity to transform a project for Berlin into a project for Berliners.” – Tim Edler & Jan Edler of realities:united, Germany.
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4021 x 2696 px
The finished building is a repository of knowledge for soldiers and the local community – mainly school children and women who have been long deprived of accessing such knowledge. For all, the project delivers the possibility of social cohesion and personal advancement.
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4094 x 2740 px
The jury sees significant value in the basic message of the scheme and greatly appreciates its translation into a tangible physical structure – the construction of a library and public facility for building the physical and social fabric of a community.
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4256 x 2137 px
The placement of the building on site retains existing trees, while its linear footprint allows through- ventilation and brings in natural light to all internal rooms.
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1000 x 714 px
Sarah Burch, Canada Research Chair in Sustainability Governance & Innovation, University of Waterloo, Canada.
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2000 x 2304 px
“Winning these awards boosted our confidence as a young practice and convinced us about the appropriateness of the professional and intellectual path we have defined for ourselves,” – Milinda Pathiraja, Robust Architecture Workshop.
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2742 x 1480 px
To overcome general de-skilling of the construction workforce, and to promote the army’s participation in post-war reconstruction, this project explores the possibility of using real building projects as training grounds for skill development. Planned early, training tasks are built into the design, an approach that can be extended across the building industry as a policy to build workforce capacity.
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4041 x 2705 px
Re-used steel sections gathered from dilapidated old factories and discarded timber railway sleepers collected from a neighboring train station provide other key materials for structure and floor respectively. Such uses of renewable, recycled, zero-carbon emitting materials and processes are complimented by sustainable environmental planning that includes cross and stack ventilation, and access to natural light – thus reducing the building’s life-cycle cost.
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800 x 450 px
Edelio Bermejo is Group Head of Research & Development at the LafargeHolcim Innovation Center, France and will be a member of the LafargeHolcim Awards jury for region Latin America in 2020.
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1000 x 494 px
Heinrich Wolff, Director, Wolff Architects, South Africa.
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500 x 500 px
Christopher C M Lee is the Co-Founder & Principal of Serie Architects with offices in London, Mumbai, Singapore and Beijing.
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2560 x 3840 px
Alexandre Theriot, Founding Partner and Architect, BRUTHER, Switzerland/France and Associate Professor, Department of Architecture, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zurich).
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2757 x 4128 px
Joana Dabaj, Co-Founder & Principal Coordinator, CatalyticAction, based in London, United Kingdom.
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1754 x 1240 px
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1500 x 1000 px
“Sun, wind and light dictate the outline, the shape is derived from these for climate-focused design” - is Philippe Rahm, Principal of Philippe Rahm Architectes (France).
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1500 x 1000 px
“Climate change, population growth, and the availability of raw materials are critical elements of the design process” – Dirk Hebel, Professor of Sustainable Construction, Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (Germany) and member of the Academic Committee of the LafargeHolcim Foundation.
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5040 x 3360 px
Sarah M Whiting, Dean & Josep Lluís Sert Professor of Architecture, Graduate School of Design (GSD) at Harvard University, USA.
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1500 x 1000 px
The European Architecture Students Assembly (EASA 2019) opening lectures presented by the LafargeHolcim Foundation and Awards were attended by more than 600 participants from 50 countries.
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Only Mont Blanc in France (viewed from the host town of Villars-sur-Ollon, Switzerland) had its head in the clouds: more than 600 students at EASA 2019 were firmly focused on redefining the design process.
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1926 x 3024 px
Sandra Barclay, Principal, Barclay & Crousse Architecture, Peru.
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Sergei Tchoban, Head of SPEECH, Moscow, Russia and Managing Partner of Tchoban Voss Architekten, Berlin, Germany.
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2448 x 3021 px
Mitchell Joachim, Co-Founder, Terreform ONE & Associate Professor of Practice, New York University (NYU), USA.
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2000 x 1765 px
The project offers proof that spatial considerations inherent to the discipline of architecture – light, movement, materiality, atmosphere, color, space, structure – can indeed be brought to bear on the technical exigencies required for a building’s environmental performance.
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2000 x 1482 px
The Convention Centre Ágora Bogotá employs an active breathing envelope in response to the city’s equatorial mountain climate.
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1000 x 1498 px
Chanasit Cholasuek is Co-Founder of stu/D/O Architects, located in Bangkok, Thailand and will be a member of the LafargeHolcim Awards jury for region Asia Pacific in 2020.
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4910 x 3273 px
Nuno Brandão Costa, Founder of Brandão Costa Arquitectos, Portugal.
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498 x 498 px
Huda Shaka, Associate Director – Planning Middle East, Arup, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
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5568 x 3712 px
Joana Dabaj, co-founder and principal coordinator at CatalyticAction, a not-for-profit design studio based in London.
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1067 x 1600 px
Linna Choi, Co-Founder and Principal, OUALALOU + CHOI, Paris, France and Casablanca, Morocco.
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4834 x 3228 px
Diane Van Buren, President, Zachary & Associates based in Detroit at the 6th International LafargeHolcim Forum on “Re-materializing construction” held April 2019 in Cairo, Egypt.
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5436 x 3629 px
Ilka Ruby, principal of Textbild, at the 6th International LafargeHolcim Forum on “Re-materializing construction” held April 2019 in Cairo, Egypt.
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4834 x 3228 px
Diane Van Buren, President, Zachary & Associates based in Detroit at the 6th International LafargeHolcim Forum on “Re-materializing Construction�� held April 2019 in Cairo, Egypt.
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591 x 602 px
Zegeye Cherenet, Assistant Professor and Deputy Director, Ethiopian Institute of Architecture, Building Construction & City Development at Addis Ababa University (EiABC), Ethiopia.
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3712 x 5568 px
Mariam Kamara, Principal & Owner of atelier masōmī, Niamey, Niger.
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1348 x 1940 px
Sergei Tchoban is Co-Founder & Managing Partner of SPEECH architectural office based in Moscow, Russia and will be a member of the LafargeHolcim Awards jury for region Europe in 2020.
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3306 x 2480 px
Thanks to the LafargeHolcim Awards recognition, the initiative has been highly successful and has remained operational since 2014.
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3968 x 2232 px
There has been genuine and widespread enthusiasm for this project and the local NGOs with whom Julia King is working followed up by building similar systems for other marginalised communities in New Delhi and across India.
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6750 x 5077 px
Kristiaan Borret, Chief Architect, Bouwmeester, Brussels, Belgium. Image: courtesy Tim Van de Velde.
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3992 x 2242 px
Located on the hillside of Sierra Santa Catarina, the site directly serves 28,000 inhabitants in urgent need of recreational spaces and water.
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6016 x 4016 px
Loreta Castro Reguera, Design Director & Founder of Taller Capital; and Professor of Architecture, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico City, Mexico.
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1000 x 600 px
Cecilia Puga, Principal and Founder of Cecilia Puga Architects, Santiago de Chile.
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1926 x 3024 px
Sandra Barclay, Principal, Barclay & Crousse Architecture, Peru.
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400 x 400 px
Luis Callejas, Co-Founder of Luis Callejas and Charlotte Hansson, Landscape and Architecture (LCLA Office), Medellín, Colombia and Oslo, Norway.
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1600 x 1067 px
"Academically, the mixture of keynote presentations, workshop topics, field trips, and discussions saturated our minds with content. Our design considerations were expanded."
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603 x 905 px
"Standing on the edge of Manshiyat Naser, also known as Garbage City, was an unforgettable once-in-a-lifetime experience."
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1600 x 900 px
"Our cultural awareness was deeply broadened."
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1600 x 1068 px
"It was a thrill to be in such close proximity to some of the most note-worthy architects of our generation."
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