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Italy, Venice |

LafargeHolcim Foundation at La Biennale di Venezia
LafargeHolcim Foundation at La Biennale di Venezia

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.

MAIN AUTHOR(S)
Kunlé Adeyemi - NLÉ Works, Lagos, Nigeria; Alejandro Aravena - Elemental, Santiago, Chile; 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 Read more »

Nigeria, Port Harcourt | Acknowledgement prize, Africa Middle East, 2014

Chicoco Radio
Chicoco Radio

Chicoco Radio is a floating media platform that will be built with and for the residents of the waterfront slum communities of Port Harcourt in Nigeria. The structure is conceived as a linear public space connecting land and water. The design is part of the “African Water Cities” project, which investigates the challenges and opportunities at the intersection of rapid urbanization and climate change in African coastal cities. A participatory venture using locally produced materials, Chicoco Radio will be the community’s voice and will include recording studios, a computer center, meeting rooms, cinema, and an amphitheater.

MAIN AUTHOR(S)
Kunlé Adeyemi - NLÉ Works, Lagos, Nigeria Read more »

Sri Lanka, Ambepussa | Bronze, Asia Pacific, 2014 | Silver, GLOBAL, 2015

Post-War Collective
Post-War Collective

Following over 25 years of civil war, the reintegration of young soldiers is one of the great challenges Sri Lanka faces. This Community Library provided young men from underprivileged backgrounds with construction training during the implementation of the building. The slender building with a footprint of 1,400 sq m sits lightly in the landscape and wraps around an inner courtyard, taking full advantage of cross ventilation and daylighting. Rammed-earth walls and recycled materials reduce costs and the ecological footprint.

MAIN AUTHOR(S)
Milinda Pathiraja - Robust Architecture Workshop, Colombo, Sri Lanka Read more »

Switzerland, Holderbank | Honorable Mention, Europe, 2014

Circular Voids
Circular Voids

This project to build a 15,000 square meter competence center features perfectly circular atria cut through ceilings and floors crisscross the building, creating opportunities for employees and visitors to meet one another while also providing a sense of the building’s size from within. Inner and outer loadbearing structures of the building are mutually-dependent, voids and passive solar heating allow a climate concept with a minimal technical installation with almost no core.

MAIN AUTHOR(S)
Christian Kerez - Christian Kerez, Zurich, Switzerland 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.

MAIN AUTHOR(S)
Norman Foster - Norman Foster Foundation, Madrid, Spain Read more »

USA, New York | Silver, North America, 2014 | Bronze, GLOBAL, 2015

The Dryline
The Dryline

The Dryline (BIG U) addresses New York City’s vulnerability to coastal flooding with a protective ribbon in Southern Manhattan. The 12 km-long infrastructural barrier incorporates public space with the high-water barrier doubling as parks, seating, bicycle shelters or skateboard ramps. Embankments add green areas and spaces beneath elevated roadways are built out with pavilions for public use. In an emergency, the shutters close forming a floodwater barrier.

MAIN AUTHOR(S)
Kai-Uwe Bergmann - BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group, New York, USA; Bjarke Ingels - BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group, New York, USA; Matthijs Bouw - One Architecture, Amsterdam, Netherlands; Thomas Christoffersen - BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group, New York, USA; Daniel Kidd - BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group, New York, USA; Jeremy Siegel - BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group, New York, USA; Laura Starr - Starr Whitehouse Landscape Architects and Planners, New York, USA; Stephen Whitehouse - Starr Whitehouse Landscape Architects and Planners, New York, USA; Andrea Parker - Starr Whitehouse Landscape Architects and Planners, New York, USA; Melon Wedick - Starr Whitehouse Landscape Architects and Planners, New York, USA; James Lima - James Lima Planning + Development, New York, USA; Steven Baumgartner - Buro Happold Engineering, New York, USA; Byron Stigge - Level Agency for Infrastructure, New York, USA; Ivo de Jeu - One Architecture, Amsterdam, Netherlands; Christina Kaunzinger - Green Shield Ecology, Bridgewater, USA; Edgar J. Westerhof - ARCADIS, USA; Daniel Payne - AEA Consulting, Beacon, USA; Prem Krishnamurthy - Project Projects, New York, New York, USA Read more »

Mexico, San Andrés Payuca | Bronze, Latin America, 2014

Children’s House
Children’s House

The Kokokali (Children’s House) is founded on an alternative educational model for a rural community. The curriculum includes instruction in agriculture, farming and building construction, as well as the standard syllabus. The school is financed by Fundación la Concepción established by a Mexican real estate entrepreneur, and will be self-built by the community. Construction of the 3,260 sq m school is planned over five phases, concluding in 2019.

MAIN AUTHOR(S)
Francisco Pardo - AT103, Mexico City, Mexico; Julio Amezcua - AT103, Mexico City, Mexico Read more »

Canada, Toronto | Acknowledgement prize, North America, 2014

Heritage Reframed
Heritage Reframed

The renovation and extension project currently under construction provides a new home for the John H Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape & Design on the site of a culturally significant nineteenth century structure. The project rehabilitates existing urban, landscape, and architectural elements – and demonstrates the University of Toronto’s aim to foreground sustainability as part of its pedagogic program.

MAIN AUTHOR(S)
Nader Tehrani - NADAAA, Boston, USA; Katherine Faulkner - NADAAA, Boston, USA Read more »

USA, Boston | Acknowledgement prize, North America, 2014

Chrysanthemum Building
Chrysanthemum Building

The design offers a viable solution to the “housing question” – promoting an affordable model for residential development in a dense urban neighborhood. The structure, a wooden construction with a layered metal screen, takes its identity from its immediate surroundings through set-back terraces, the transformation of wrought iron fire escapes into digitally fabricated shading elements, and a commercial space at street level. 

MAIN AUTHOR(S)
Sheila Kennedy - Kennedy & Violich Architecture, Boston, USA; Frano Violich - Kennedy & Violich Architecture, Boston, USA Read more »

Ecuador, Quito | Acknowledgement prize, Latin America, 2014

Under Construction
Under Construction

This project proposes a form of “social economy” with implications for inhabitants and their physical environment. Despite contemporary global urbanization and its attendant economy, there are still rural areas today where barter is the main mode of exchange. The project draws on this tradition and proposes bartering as a practice in an urban context for the refurbishment of the historical center of the city carried out by people without sufficient monetary means.

MAIN AUTHOR(S)
David Barragán - Al Borde Arquitectos, Quito, Ecuador; Pascual Gangotena - Al Borde Arquitectos, Quito, Ecuador; Esteban Benavides - Al Borde Arquitectos, Quito, Ecuador Read more »
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