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Luisa Pastore, Administrative Coordinator of the Academic Committee, LafargeHolcim Foundation for Sustainable Construction.
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“The Foundation is so broadly positioned that we can make a credible commitment to sustainability in construction.” – Edward Schwarz, General Manager, LafargeHolcim Foundation.
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Edward Schwarz, General Manager, LafargeHolcim Foundation, interviewed by Susanne Sugimoto.
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Sheila Kennedy and Frano Violich, Kennedy & Violich Architecture received their Global LafargeHolcim Awards finalist certificate at the LafargeHolcim Forum closing session held at the Tahrir Square Campus of the American University in Cairo (AUC) in the historic Ewart Hall.
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A tree fern (foreground) spreads out in the new conservatory. Photo: Webb Chappell.
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Global LafargeHolcim Awards finalist certificate presentation (l-r): Enrique Norten, Principal and Founder, TEN Arquitectos and Board Member, LafargeHolcim Foundation with project main authors Sheila Kennedy and Frano Violich, Kennedy & Violich Architecture.
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Presentation of the Global LafargeHolcim Awards finalist certificate (l-r): Enrique Norten, Principal and Founder, TEN Arquitectos and Board Member, LafargeHolcim Foundation congratulates project main authors Sheila Kennedy and Frano Violich, Kennedy & Violich Architecture.
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The conservatory structure hugs the ridge on which it’s built. Photo: Webb Chappell.
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The camellia pavilion was built around the 150-year-old Durant camellia, which stayed in place throughout construction. In warm weather, the top of the structure can be opened to provide ventilation.
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Wellesley College’s new Global Flora conservatory shelters and sustains a wide variety of plant forms within a state-of-the-art structure. Photo: Webb Chappell.
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Kristina Niovi Jones, director of the Wellesley College Botanic Gardens, works with students. Photo: Webb Chappell.
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The dragon tree (Dracaena draco) is now installed in its new home inside the dry biome of Global Flora. Photo: Wellesley College.
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A living link to Wellesley College’s history, the Durant camellia, donated by college founder Henry Durant in the 1870s, is thriving in its new pavilion. Photo: Webb Chappell.
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Authors of Mirroring Effects: Tales of Territory and Terrestrial Tales: 100+ Takes on Earth Cary Siress (l) and Marc Angélil at Nanjing University.
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Marc Angélil presented the LafargeHolcim Awards competition – currently open for entries.
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More than 250 students, academics, practitioners and state officials attended the conference.
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Focused on the “target issues” – the measures of sustainable construction performance used in the LafargeHolcim Awards competition.
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Sydney, Australia will host the LafargeHolcim Awards 2020 for region Asia Pacific.
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Attendees were able to register for the 6th LafargeHolcim Awards competition and staff from SHAU demonstrated the easy-to-enter online submission form.
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Q&A session moderated by Florian Heinzelmann (left) with Prof Dr Nirmal Kishnani.
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Florian Heinzelmann provided an overview of the awards competitions available to Indonesian architects and students and their recommendations.
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Held to coincide with the Bandung Design Biennale, the key message was that creativity and ecologically integrated design were central elements in designing for sustainability.
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Around 80 eager participants including architecture students and representatives of prominent architectural practices in Bandung gathered to examine the future of the built environment and of sustainability.
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The key message was that creativity and ecologically integrated design were central elements in designing for sustainability.
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Nirmal Kishnani signing his latest research publication – Ecopuncture: Transforming Architecture and Urbanism in Asia that proposes to move beyond “green” to forge human-nature partnerships.
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The panel discussion on the benefits of architectural competitions (l-r): Florian Heinzelmann, Daliana Suryawinata, Nirmal Kishnani and Gemawang Swaribathoro.
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Members of the panel discussion on the benefits of architectural competitions (l-r): Gemawang Swaribathoro, Nirmal Kishnani, Daliana Suryawinata and Florian Heinzelmann.
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50 students from ten European countries participated in the “Zero Carbon Hack” at the global LafargeHolcim Innovation Centre in Lyon, France.
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Presentation to the Zero Carbon Hack winning team from Italy, Switzerland and the United Kingdom who received first prize of EUR 5,000 and a six-month collaboration with LafargeHolcim to further develop the winning project.
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The winners of the Zero Carbon Hack devised an approach to structural systems and material selection that cut CO2 emissions by 45% for the reference building.
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50 students from ten European countries participated in the “Zero Carbon Hack” at the global LafargeHolcim Innovation Centre in Lyon, France.
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Together with a dozen mentors they spent an entire weekend searching for ways to minimize the embodied carbon footprint of a reference building.
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John Orr, Lecturer in Concrete Structures, University of Cambridge (United Kingdom) illustrated the impact by reducing carbon where it really makes a difference using the example of one of the earliest LafargeHolcim Awards winning projects: “Efficient Fabric-Formed Concrete” by Mark West, Canada.
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Encouraging participants to think “beyond-the-box” – Sandra Boivin, Head of R&D at the LafargeHolcim Innovation Center, France.
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“If the most suitable construction methods don’t exist, invent them!” – John Orr, Lecturer in Concrete Structures, University of Cambridge, UK.
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Motivating participants to minimize the embodied carbon footprint of buildings – Michael Scharpf, Lead Manager Sustainable Construction of LafargeHolcim, Switzerland.
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“Doing more with less” – Edward Schwarz, General Manager of the LafargeHolcim Foundation, Switzerland.
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50 students from ten European countries participated in the “Zero Carbon Hack” at the global LafargeHolcim Innovation Centre in Lyon, France.
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50 students from ten European countries participated in the “Zero Carbon Hack” at the global LafargeHolcim Innovation Centre in Lyon, France.
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Could a gingerbread house be taken as a model for its known, non-toxic ingredients?
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More than 80 of the project’s enthusiastic workforce met in the backyard of Atelier masōmī in Niamey, the capital of Niger.
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More than 80 of the project’s enthusiastic workforce met in the backyard of Atelier masōmī in Niamey, the capital of Niger.
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The space usually assigned to developing prototypes, researching and testing building materials familiar to many of the workers became the setting for a very personal LafargeHolcim Awards prize celebration.
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More than 80 of the project’s enthusiastic workforce met in the backyard of Atelier masōmī in Niamey, the capital of Niger to recognize the dedicated labor force of local masons, electrical- and metal-workers and technicians.
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Mariam Kamara (right), project co-author and Founder of Atelier masōmī, thanked the team of artisans and explained that in winning an international Award, their work was a source of pride far beyond the borders of the country.
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Holding the trophies received by the project: LafargeHolcim Awards Gold 2017 for Middle East Africa (left) and Global LafargeHolcim Awards Silver 2018 (right).
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More than 80 of the project’s enthusiastic workforce met in the backyard of Atelier masōmī in Niamey, the capital of Niger.
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Each member of the construction team was individually presented with a memento from the LafargeHolcim Foundation.
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Co-author Yasaman Esmaili (pictured on mobile phone), Founder of studio chahar, wasn’t able to attend in person but congratulated each and every worker via FaceTime as they were presented with their memento.
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More than 80 of the project’s enthusiastic workforce met in the backyard of Atelier masōmī in Niamey, the capital of Niger to recognize the dedicated labor force of local masons, electrical- and metal-workers and technicians.
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