LafargeHolcim Foundation Prize Winning Projects in Sustainable Construction

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San Rafael-Unido, Urban Integration Project

Achieving improvements in an impoverished context is a challenge. The project takes maximum advantage of the steep slope to create a variety of social spaces with the placement of housing units providing a counter-measure to the danger of landslides. The project has been partially implemented in 2006 and 2009.

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Work on the project recommenced
“Sensitive and skillful treatment of a challenging range of environmental, cultural, and communal dilemmas” – Holcim Awards Jury
Innovative contextual response
Holcim Awards competition goes global
Holcim Awards Bronze 2005 to an urban improvement project in Venezuela
“Innovative scheme with positive impact for the local community” – Holcim Awards Jury
Project Entry 2005 for Latin America
Project Details
Caracas, Venezuela
Silvia Soonets
Main Author
Silvia Soonets
Proyectos Arqui5, Venezuela
Isabel Pocaterra
Main Author
Isabel Pocaterra
Proyectos Arqui5, Venezuela
Maria Pocaterra
Further Author
Maria Pocaterra
Proyectos Arqui5 , Venezuela
Bronze 2005
Latin America
Gold 2006
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