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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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White Canvas
White Canvas

Bassikounou, Mauritania

Medium rise timber office building in low-to-no carbon emissions district
Medium rise timber office building in low-to-no carbon emissions district

Helsinki, Finland

Decentralized sanitation system
Decentralized sanitation system

New Delhi, India

Vertical informal settlement and waste recycling center
Vertical informal settlement and waste recycling center

Jakarta, Indonesia

Sustainable renovation of the Goethe Institute
Sustainable renovation of the Goethe Institute

São Paulo, Brazil

Library - According to sustainable guidelines
Library - According to sustainable guidelines

Medellín, Colombia

Temporary urban extension in a former landfill
Temporary urban extension in a former landfill

Maribor, Slovenia

Lifestyle apartments and infrastructure recycled from former freeway viaducts
Lifestyle apartments and infrastructure recycled from former freeway viaducts

Scilla, Italy

Articulated Site
Articulated Site

Medellín, Colombia

Urban remediation and civic infrastructure hub
Urban remediation and civic infrastructure hub

São Paulo, Brazil

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