LafargeHolcim Foundation Prize Winning Projects in Sustainable Construction

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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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Paimio, Finland
"Next Generation" 3rd prize 2008
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