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Daliana Suryawinata, Regional LafargeHolcim Awards winning urbanist and architect (Indonesia) – “Winning the LafargeHolcim Awards connected me to leading experts in sustainability.”
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Mitchell Joachim, Regional LafargeHolcim Awards winning architect, designer and researcher (USA) – “Winning the LafargeHolcim Awards elevated our work another notch.”
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Loreta Castro, Global LafargeHolcim Awards winning architect and urban designer (Mexico) – “Winning the LafargeHolcim Awards was an important motivation for our practice.”
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Loreta Castro, Global LafargeHolcim Awards winning architect and urban designer (Mexico) – “Winning the LafargeHolcim Awards was an important motivation for our practice.”
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Francis Kéré, Global LafargeHolcimAwards winning architect (Germany/Burkina Faso) – “Winning the LafargeHolcim Awards was a milestone in my career.”
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International LafargeHolcim Awards for Sustainable Construction open for entries.
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Mona Delluc, Communication Specialist, LafargeHolcim Foundation for Sustainable Construction.
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Loreta Castro, Global LafargeHolcim Awards winning architect and urban designer (Mexico) – “Winning the LafargeHolcim Awards was an important motivation for our practice.”
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“It has the effect of blowing wind into the sails of those who are taking chances to tackle some of the most challenging issues of our time,” asserts Kai-Uwe Bergmann, partner at Danish office BIG.
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“The LafargeHolcim Awards highlights each project’s contribution to solve a collective need and thus transform it into a collective desire.” - Alejandro Aravena, Partner Architect, Elemental, Chile
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“The LafargeHolcim Awards offers the chance to ask the right questions about tomorrow’s construction – and to share the answers with a global audience.” - Marilyne Andersen, Professor of Sustainable Construction Technologies, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL Lausanne)
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“The LafargeHolcim Awards gives the project authors credibility and publicity; people begin to believe in them and that really helps them build career momentum.” - Brinda Somaya, Principal Architect, Somaya & Kalappa Consultants, India
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“It is key for us to engage and discuss with all stakeholders of society where construction and building materials will go in the future,” says Jan Jenisch, LafargeHolcim CEO and member of the Board of the LafargeHolcim Foundation.
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“Providing civic space to bring the community together” – Legacy Restored, a religious and secular complex in Niger, encourages social inclusion, local artisanship, traditional building techniques, and materials produced in situ. The Global LafargeHolcim Awards Silver winning mosque and community center by Yasaman Esmaili and Mariam Kamara also promotes the education of women and their presence within the community.
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By reusing the materials already deposited in our settlements rather than extracting new raw materials, the rate of material accumulation would slow down and the amount of building materials removed and redeposited as waste would be reduced.
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The case studies unfold as real-life tales chronicling mutually-reinforcing processes that bind urbanization to capitalism.
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Marc Angélil and Cary Siress spent far more than 5,000 hours together over more than ten years working on stories that have now been published by Ruby Press Berlin. Mirroring Effects: Tales of Territory features case studies that take readers around the world.
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Mirroring Effects analyses political and economic practices concerning environment-making in the contemporary world.
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Samir Dahal, Architect, Homes Nepal, Nepal
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Cédric de Meeûs, Head of Public Affairs, LafargeHolcim, Belgium
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Andres Herzog, Editor, Hochparterre, Switzerland
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Shrashtant Patara, Chief Executive Officer, Technology and Action for Rural Advancement (TARA), New Delhi, India at the 6th LafargeHolcim Forum held at AUC, Egypt.
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Stefano Romagnoli, an architect currently studying a Master of Landscape Architecture at Harvard University, USA and recipient of a LafargeHolcim Research in Practice Grant (RPG) at the 6th LafargeHolcim Forum held at AUC, Egypt.
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The LafargeHolcim Forum “Re-materializing Construction” with delegates from 55 countries was hosted by The American University in Cairo (AUC).
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Mitchell Joachim, Co-Founder of Terreform ONE and Associate Professor of Practice, Gallatin School at New York University (NYU), USA was a keynote speaker at the 6th LafargeHolcim Forum held at AUC, Egypt.
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Serge Salat, Founder and President, Urban Morphology & Complex Systems Institute based in Paris, France was a workshop presenter at the 6th International LafargeHolcim Forum for Sustainable Construction in Cairo, April 4-6, 2019.
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Yamei Zhang, Professor and Associate Dean, School of Materials Science & Engineering, Southeast University in Nanjing, China was a workshop expert at the 6th International LafargeHolcim Forum for Sustainable Construction in Cairo, April 4-6, 2019.
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Soumen Maity, Senior General Manager and Assistant Vice President, Development Alternatives (DA) based in New Delhi, India was a workshop expert at the 6th International LafargeHolcim Forum for Sustainable Construction in Cairo, April 4-6, 2019.
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Hattie Hartman, Sustainability Editor at The Architects’ Journal (AJ) and Awards Ambassador supporting the LafargeHolcim Awards for Sustainable Construction pictured at the 6th LafargeHolcim Forum held at AUC, Egypt.
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Dirk Hebel, Professor of Sustainable Construction, Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT), Karlsruhe, Germany and Member of the Academic Committee, LafargeHolcim Foundation at the 6th LafargeHolcim Forum held at AUC, Egypt.
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Henri Van Damme is emeritus Professor of Thermodynamics & Materials, Ecole de Physique et Chimie Industrielles de Paris (ESPCI Paris), France and was a workshop expert at the 6th International LafargeHolcim Forum for Sustainable Construction in Cairo, April 4-6, 2019.
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Holger Wallbaum, Professor in Sustainable Building, Division of Building Technology, Research Group Sustainable Building, and in the Area of Advanced Built Environment at Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg, Sweden at the 6th LafargeHolcim Forum held at AUC, Egypt.
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Nada Nafeh, Junior Advisor at Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), a German development agency based in Bonn, Germany at the 6th LafargeHolcim Forum held at AUC, Egypt.
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Fasil Giorghis, Chair of Conservation of Urban & Architectural Heritage, Ethiopian Institute of Architecture Building Construction & City Development (EiABC) at the 6th LafargeHolcim Forum held at AUC, Egypt.
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Felix Heisel, Head of Research, Professorship of Sustainable Construction, Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT), Karlsruhe, Germany and the Future Cities Laboratory (FLC) in Singapore at the 6th LafargeHolcim Forum held at AUC, Egypt.
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John Orr, University Lecturer in Concrete Structures and an Engineering & Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) Early Career Fellow at the University of Cambridge, United Kingdom was a workshop expert at the 6th International LafargeHolcim Forum for Sustainable Construction in Cairo, April 4-6, 2019.
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Eduardo Pizarro, PhD Candidate in the Faculty of Architecture & Urbanism at the University of São Paulo (USP), Brazil at the 6th LafargeHolcim Forum held at AUC, Egypt.
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Renata Schalcher, Switzerland
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Jane Wernick, Director and Structural Engineer, engineersHRW, based in London, United Kingdom was a member of the LafargeHolcim Awards jury for region Europe in 2017, and a workshop respondent at the 6th International LafargeHolcim Forum for Sustainable Construction in Cairo, April 4-6, 2019.
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Andreas Ruby, Director of the Swiss Architecture Museum (S AM) in Basel, Switzerland at the 6th LafargeHolcim Forum held at AUC, Egypt.
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Lloyd Scott, Professor of Sustainable Construction Technologies and Head of the Knowledge in Sustainable Construction Research Group, Technological University Dublin (TU Dublin), Ireland at the 6th International LafargeHolcim Forum for Sustainable Construction in Cairo, April 4-6, 2019.
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Gustavo Restrepo, Director, Laboratory of Studies & Technical Experimentation in Architecture (LEET), Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana (UPB) in Medellín, Colombia at the 6th LafargeHolcim Forum held at AUC, Egypt.
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Eva Pfannes, Director of Ooze Architects based in Rotterdam, the Netherlands was a workshop presenter at the 6th International LafargeHolcim Forum for Sustainable Construction in Cairo, April 4-6, 2019.
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Sarah Graham, Founding Partner, agps architecture, Switzerland/USA at the 6th LafargeHolcim Forum held at AUC, Egypt.
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Zhang Yue, Professor & Deputy Chair of the Department of Urban Planning at the School of Architecture, Tsinghua University, in Beijing, China at the 6th LafargeHolcim Forum held at AUC, Egypt.
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Yvette Vašourková, Principal of MOBA, a multi-purpose architecture platform founded with partner Igor Kovačević and based in Prague, Czech Republic at the 6th LafargeHolcim Forum held at AUC, Egypt.
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Phil Ross, Co-Founder & CTO, MycoWorks based in San Francisco, USA at the 6th LafargeHolcim Forum held at AUC, Egypt.
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Andrés F Ramírez, Co-founder of PLANE–SITE, Germany at the 6th LafargeHolcim Forum held at AUC, Egypt.
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Karen Scrivener, Professor and Head of Laboratory of Construction Materials at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL) based in Lausanne, Switzerland was a workshop moderator for Catch 22: Material needs versus material impact at the 6th International LafargeHolcim Forum for Sustainable Construction held in Cairo, Egypt in April 2019.
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