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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.

Project Timeline

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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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Autonomous alpine shelter, Monte Rosa hut
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Zermatt, Switzerland

Environmental center and bird-watching facility using recycled materials
Environmental center and bird-watching facility using recycled materials

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Production and ecological cluster
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Ecological awareness and recreation reserve
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Banderilla, Mexico

Sanitation and river remediation
Sanitation and river remediation

Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Mexico

Ecological Boulevard in a new urban quarter
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Madrid, Spain

Locally-manufactured cob and bamboo school building
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Jar Maulwi, Pakistan

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