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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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Adaptable Portable
Adaptable Portable

Dhaka, Bangladesh

Resurrected Canals
Resurrected Canals

Bangkok, Thailand

Revitalization and relocation plan for Ghost City
Revitalization and relocation plan for Ghost City

Fengdu, China

From temporary shelters to permanent housing
From temporary shelters to permanent housing

Medellín, Colombia

City hall and civic center recycled from former factory
City hall and civic center recycled from former factory

Oostkamp, Belgium

Sustainable refurbishment of a primary school
Sustainable refurbishment of a primary school

Al Azarije, Palestine

European Institute of Artistic Investigations
European Institute of Artistic Investigations

Lisbon, Portugal

Heart of Suzhou Creek ecosystem revitalization
Heart of Suzhou Creek ecosystem revitalization

Shanghai, China

Locally-manufactured cob and bamboo school building
Locally-manufactured cob and bamboo school building

Jar Maulwi, Pakistan

Ecologically-designed retail and commercial building
Ecologically-designed retail and commercial building

Putrajaya, Malaysia

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