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Indonesia, Jakarta | "Next Generation" Encouragement prize, Asia Pacific, 2008

Constructing “Sustainability” in Future Stakeholders’ Mind
Constructing “Sustainability” in Future Stakeholders’ Mind

This project focuses on the realization of sustainability in the smallest unit of construction, including self-built houses, as the most effective way to create a successful sustainability movement. 

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Didi Pramujadi - Jakarta, Indonesia Read more »

Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur | "Next Generation" Encouragement prize, Asia Pacific, 2008

Tree Savior - Surviving the Urban Environment
Tree Savior - Surviving the Urban Environment

This project develops a construction solution for urban planning in tropical climates. The shading device enables young trees to grow and reach maturity before exposure to full sun, and the artificial canopy provides shade in the interim for the people of the area.

Shade and saving trees becomes a viable alternative to mechanical air conditioning, and makes outdoor spaces more comfortable for recreation and pedestrian movement.

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Chin Keng Ho - Butterworth, Malaysia Read more »

France, Paris | Silver, Europe, 2014

Public Condenser
Public Condenser

Lieu de vie on the new Paris-Saclay university campus hosts a mix of activities including indoor and outdoor sports facilities, food outlets and various public spaces across more than 4,000 sq m of floor area. Conceived as a minimal structure using rough materials, robust and long lasting techniques, the “urban shelf” is organized vertically with its different activities superimposed on one another, using the roof as a panoramic playground for football and basketball games.

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Gilles Delalex - Muoto, Paris, France; Yves Moreau - Muoto, Paris, France; Thomas Wessel-Cessieux - Muoto, Paris, France Read more »

United Kingdom, London | "Next Generation" 1st prize, Europe, 2011 | Innovation 3rd prize, GLOBAL, 2012

Efficient fabrication system for geometrically complex building elements
Efficient fabrication system for geometrically complex building elements

This entry is focused on the development of a smart but simple methodology to design and prefabricate building elements with complex geometries, which is resource efficient and considerably reduces construction waste. Complex geometries are utilized in contemporary architecture for the construction of concrete or mortar building envelopes, partition walls, horizontal and vertical shading elements and pavements.

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Povilas Cepaitis - AA School of Architecture, London, United Kingdom Read more »

Chile, Constitución | Silver, Latin America, 2011

Sustainable post-tsunami reconstruction master plan
Sustainable post-tsunami reconstruction master plan

This master plan was developed after the 2010 earthquake and tsunami that struck Constitución, a city of 46,000 people located on the shore of the Pacific Ocean and 300km southwest of Chile’s capital, Santiago.

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Alejandro Aravena - Elemental, Santiago, Chile Read more »

Italy, Venice |

LafargeHolcim Foundation at Biennale Architettura 2016
LafargeHolcim Foundation at Biennale Architettura 2016

The LafargeHolcim Foundation is delighted to be associated with the 15th International Architecture Exhibition including the “Droneport” project at the Norman Foster Foundation Pavilion. Under the theme of “Reporting from the Front”, the exhibition shares the work from architects tackling issues relating to segregation, inequality, suburbia, sanitation, natural disasters, the housing shortage, migration, crime, traffic, waste, pollution, and community participation.

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Kunlé Adeyemi - NLÉ Works, Lagos, Nigeria; Alejandro Aravena - Elemental, Santiago, Chile; Philippe Block - Zurich, Switzerland; Michael Braungart - Erasmus University, Rotterdam School of Management, Rotterdam, Netherlands; Norman Foster - Norman Foster Foundation, Madrid, Spain; Anna Heringer - Anna Heringer Architecture, Laufen, Germany; Christian Kerez - Christian Kerez, Zurich, Switzerland; Milinda Pathiraja - Robust Architecture Workshop, Colombo, Sri Lanka; Werner Sobek - Stuttgart, Germany Read more »

Italy, Venice |

Prototype Droneport Shell
Prototype Droneport Shell

The Droneport supports cargo drone routes capable of delivering urgent and precious supplies to remote areas on a massive scale. Cargo drone routes have utility wherever there is a lack of roads, and transcend geographical barriers such as mountains, lakes, and unnavigable rivers without the need for large-scale physical infrastructure. The project offers an “infrastructural leap” using drone technology and clean energy systems to surmount the challenges of the future.

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Norman Foster - Norman Foster Foundation, Madrid, Spain Read more »

Germany, Berlin | Gold, Europe, 2011 | Bronze, GLOBAL, 2012

Urban renewal and swimming-pool precinct
Urban renewal and swimming-pool precinct

This project is located in the city center and turns an unused arm of the River Spree into a natural 745m “swimming pool”. The pool is the equivalent of 17 Olympic swimming pools and features a 780m-long reed bed filtration system. The Flussbad will have a strong impact on the quality of urban life.

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Tim Edler - realities:united, Berlin, Germany; Jan Edler - realities:united, Berlin, Germany Read more »

Nepal, Kathmandu | Silver, Asia Pacific, 2014

Children’s Ziggurat
Children’s Ziggurat

The Lali Gurans orphanage and library addresses the needs of an under-served rural population. In a context lacking basic infrastructure, the new 21 m high facility utilizes low-tech renewable energy and material resources, local craftsmanship, and vertical gardens for insulation and food, significantly reducing operating costs. The project also addresses the needs of the nearby communities by offering a library accessible to the public and a seismically stable refuge area during earthquakes.

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Hilary Sample - MOS Architects, New York, USA; Michael Meredith - MOS Architects, New York, USA Read more »

Thailand, Bangkok | Acknowledgement prize, Asia Pacific, 2014

Resurrected Canals
Resurrected Canals

Addressing notoriously congested traffic conditions, this concept revives ancient canals of the city to create a modern network of waterways to supplement existing Metropolitan Rapid Transit. A train-to-boat transfer station and pier will then be built at various intersections of canal lines and rail stations. The development of water transport will reduce commuting time and provide social services at key locations, and includes flood control and pollution reduction measures.

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Santi Sombatwichatorn - D I Designs, Bangkok, Thailand Read more »
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