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3rd Holcim Forum 2010 – “Re-inventing Construction”

3rd Holcim Forum 2010 – “Re-inventing Construction”

Group picture of the 3th International Holcim Forum, México City
The workshop participants studied specific topics in small group sand then discussed potential solutions and approaches in the plenum.
Lunch break on the campus of Universidad Ibéroamericana (UIA)
Networking during lunch break
Arrival of participants at UIA
Viviana Strassburger, Mexico, Yolanda Kakabadse, Ecuador and Sara Topelson de Grinberg, Mexico
Welcome Dinner at Restaurant Los Canarios
Welcome addresses by José Morales Orozco, Sara Topelson de Grinberg and Rolf Soiron
José Morales Orozco (Mexico), SJ, Rector, Universidad Iberoamericana
Sara Topelson de Grinberg, Under-Secretary of Urban Development and Land Planning, Government of Mexico, Mexico
Rolf Soiron (Switzerland), Chairman of the Baord of Directors of Holcim Ltd and Chairman of the Advisory board of the Holcim Foundation
Amory B. Lovins, Chairman and Chief Scientist, Rocky Mountain Institute, USA
Amory B. Lovins, Chairman and Chief Scientist, Rocky Mountain Institute, USA
(l-r) Rolf Soiron and Amory Lovins
Jeremy Rifkin, President, The Foundation on Economic Trends, USA
Jeremy Rifkin, a speaker who seeks direct contact with his audience - and finds it.
Thom Mayne, Principal, Morphosis, USA
Amory B. Lovins and Thom Mayne, USA
Introduction to orange workshop "Stimulate stakeholder - With incentives to implementation" by Holger Wallbaum, Member of the Technical Competence Center of the Holcim Foundation
Introduction to blue workshop " Take on complexity - With integral solutions to an economy of means" by Hans-Rudolf Schalcher, Head of the Technical Competence Center of the Holcim Foundation.
Introduction to green workshop "Mine the city - With logistics to circular metabolisms" by Marc Angélil, Member of the Technical Competence Center of the Holcim Foundation.
Introduction to yellow workshop "Reduce CO2 - With technology to zero emissions" by Hansjürg Leibundgut, Member of the Technical Competence Center of the Holcim Foundation
Yellow workshop session
Masanori Shukuya (Japan), Professor and Chairman, Graduate School of Environmental and Information Studies, Tokyo City University (TCU) presents his case study Low exergy approach for human thermal comfort in the built environment at the Holcim Forum Yellow Workshop: Reduce CO2 - With technology to zero emissions.
Discussions during the Holcim Forum Yellow Workshop "CO2 - With technology to zero emissions"
Discussions during the Holcim Forum Orange Workshop Stimulate stakeholders - With incentives to implementation.
Holger Wallbaum, Assistant Professor for Sustainable Construction, Institute for Construction Engineering and Management, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Switzerland
Günter Meinert, Senior Urban Specialist, GTZ and Cities Alliance, Germany
Arturo Ortiz Struck, Head, Mexico City Certificate Program, Universidad Iberoamericana (UIA), Mexico
Christian Schmid, Professor for Sociology, Studio Basel, Contemporary City Institute, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zurich), Switzerland
Mona Serageldin, Vice President, Institute for International Urban Development, USA
Werner Sobek presents his keynote address “Reduce to the max” at the 3rd International Holcim Forum for Sustainable Construction – “Re-inventing Construction” held at the Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico City in 2010.
Hans-Rudolf Schalcher thanking Werner Sobek for his keynote speech.
Michel Rojkind, Principal, Rojkind Arquitectos, Mexico
Bjarke Ingels, Founding Partner, BIG Bjarke Ingels Group, Denmark
Keynote Speaker: Michel Rojkind, Mexico,Design Principal, Rojkind Arquitectos and Bjarke Ingels, Head of the architectural practice Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG), at "Re-inventing construction" - 3rd Holcim Forum 2010
Jose Castillo, Mexico
PumaBús - a free public transport system for the campus of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM).
Chimulhuacán is among the poorest informal districts in the outskirts of Mexico City.
Green Mobile Workshop - Housing and infrastructure in the peripheries - Mine the city.
Orange Mobile Workshop - Social arrangements and infrastructure - Stimulate stakeholders.
The Tlatelolco Housing Project was another stop on the program of the Orange Mobile Workshop.
The Technoparque, built in a former industrial area in north Azcapotzalco, should attract new industrial sectors.
Yellow workshop session
Sheila Kennedy, Professor of Architecture, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT); Principal, Kennedy & Violich Architecture Ltd, USA
Green workshop session
Presenting a case study: Sarah Dunn and Martin Felsen, Urban Lab Chicago, USA.
Green workshop session
Green workshop session
Orange workshop session
Mona Serageldin, Vice President of the Institute for International Urban Development presenting her case study on the topic "Housing microfinance: Effecting policy changes".
Orange workshop session
Blue workshop session
Blue workshop session
Jean-Philippe Vassal, Principal, Lacation & Vassal Architects, presenting his case study on the topic "Transformation of a housing block in St. Nazaire".
Kazuhiro Kojima, President, Coelacanth and Associates Co., Ltd, presenting his case study on the topic "Fluid direction - Ho Chi Minh City University of Architecture".
Mike Schlaich, Werner Sobek and Hansjuerg Leibundgut during the presentation at the Yellow Workshop
Presenting the results of the green workshop sessions: Cary Siress, Professor of Architecture and Contemporary Theory, School of Arts, Culture and Environment, University of Edinburgh, UK
Presenting the results of the orange workshop sessions: Ray Cole, Professor and Director, School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture, University of British Columbia, Canda
Presenting the results of the blue workshop sessions: Hans-Rudolf Schalcher, Professor em., Department of Civil, Einvironmental and Geomatic Engineering, Swiss Federal Institute of Technlogy (ETH Zurich), Switzerland
Presenting the results of the yellow workshop sessions: Werner Sobek, Director, Institute for Light weight Structures and Conceptual Design (ILKEK), University of Stuttgart; Principal, Werner Sobek GmbH.
The concluding planel experts of the Holcim Forum (from left): Enrique Norten, Takako Tajima, Aziza Chaouni, Rolf Soiron, Yolanda Kakabadse, Arab Hoballah, and Ashok B Lall.
Arab Hoballah was a member of the concluding panel of experts and co-presented a case study “Motivating stakeholders to deliver change” at the 3rd International Holcim Forum.
Yolanda Kakabadse, President, WWF International; Chair, Advisory Board, Fundación Futuro Latinoamericano, Ecuador
Ashok Lall, Visiting Professor, Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University (GGSIU); Principal, Ashok B Lall Architects, India
Enrique Norten was a member of the concluding panel at the 3rd International Holcim Forum – “Re-inventing Construction” held at the Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico City in 2010. 
Hans-Rudolf Schalcher (Switzerland), Head, Academic Committee, Holcim Forum (far left) introduces the post-graduate students participating in the Student Poster Competition at the 3rd International Holcim Forum for Sustainable Construction.
Presentation to the winning team in the Student Poster Competition at the 3rd Holcim Forum (2010) in Mexico City for “Boba flat – horizontal densification” (l-r): Hans-Rudolf Schalcher (Switzerland), Head, Academic Committee, Holcim Forum; Rolf Soiron (Switzerland), Chairman, Advisory Board, Holcim Foundation; and team members Forrest Meggers and Philippe Jorisch (Switzerland), postgraduate students at ETH Zurich.
Presentation to the Second Prize winner in the Student Poster Competition for “Tomb houses – a remedial approach to save Anfgou” (l-r): Hans-Rudolf Schalcher (Switzerland), Head, Academic Committee, Holcim Forum; Rolf Soiron (Switzerland), Chairman, Advisory Board, Holcim Foundation; with 2nd prize recipient . Issam El Mousghi, postgraduate student at Ecole Supérieure d’Architecture de Casablanca, Morocco.
Presentation to the Third Prize winner in the Student Poster Competition for “Production of recycled sand from construction and demolition waste” (l-r): Hans-Rudolf Schalcher (Switzerland), Head, Academic Committee, Holcim Forum; Rolf Soiron (Switzerland), Chairman, Advisory Board, Holcim Foundation; with 3rd prize recipient . Carina Ulsen, postgraduate student at Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil.
Eduardo Kretschmer, former CEO, Holcim Mexico.
Farewell Dinner at Hotel Camino Real
Members of the workshop group elaborate on concepts during the workshop “Reduce CO2 - With technology to zero emissions” at the 3rd Holcim Forum.
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Re-inventing Construction
April 13 to April 17, 2010

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