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PROJECT SUMMARY

Self-sufficient rural community

Migration from rural areas to the city is a problem. The Self-sufficient rural community project aims to foster a sustainable way of living outside the urban fabric with housing units built from local skills and materials.

The concept links the long-term economic viability for a community of 15 households to the promotion of biogas production from household and farming waste.

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Showcasing sustainable buildings across Europe
 
“Long-time viability for small agricultural households in rural areas” – Holcim Awards Jury
 
Project Entry 2008 for Europe
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Materials reuse and regional transformation scheme

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Urban transit corridor and river remediation master plan

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

Venice, Italy

Urban renewal and transport circuit
Urban renewal and transport circuit

New Delhi, India

Urban regeneration master plan
Urban regeneration master plan

Ciudad Juárez, Mexico

Coastal fog-harvesting tower
Coastal fog-harvesting tower

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Zero net energy school building
Zero net energy school building

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Project Details
Location
Paimio, Finland
Prizes
Awards
"Next Generation" 3rd prize 2008
Europe