LafargeHolcim Foundation Prize Winning Projects in Sustainable Construction

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Dune anti-desertification architecture

Dune anti-desertification architecture is a project proposed in response to the Green-Wall Sahara initiative.

At the cutting edge of biotechnology, the plan is to use microorganisms to bind loose sand into sandstone to create structurally stable dune-like formations. These dunes protect new oases in which people displaced by desertification can live.

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“Next Generation” 1st prize for project in the Sahara
“Visionary concept and sound scientific background” – Holcim Awards Jury
Project Entry 2008 for Africa Middle East
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Sokoto, Nigeria
Magnus Larsson
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Magnus Larsson
"Next Generation" 1st prize 2008
Middle East Africa
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