LafargeHolcim Foundation Promoting and Rewarding Sustainable Construction

"Target Issues"

Innovation and transferability – Progress

Traditional building methods and contemporary technologies: The cast on-site walls of the new …
Traditional building methods and contemporary technologies: The cast on-site walls of the new school in Gando (Burkina Faso) are made of locally-sourced clay and aggregates, using just ten percent cement. The Global Holcim Awards Gold winning project 2012 by Francis Kéré (Germany) includes natural ventilation, a passive geothermal solar cooling system, and was completed in 2014 by members of the local community.

Definition – Innovation and transferability – Progress

Projects must demonstrate innovative approaches to sustainable development, pushing the envelope of practice and exploring new disciplinary frontiers. Breakthroughs and trend-setting discoveries must be transferable to a range of other applications.

  • Innovative concepts regarding design, integration of materials and methods, structure, enclosure and mechanical systems.
  • Outstanding contributions to construction technologies and building processes, operation and maintenance.
  • Advancements in the disciplines of architecture, urban and landscape design, civil, urban and environmental engineering, and other fields involved in the production of the built environment.
  • Long-term monitoring methods to evaluate whether expectations and goals have been met.
  • Dissemination of knowledge, including project documentation, communication, education and training.
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Aggregate Structure: Reusable aggregates requiring no binding agent
Zero net energy school building
University building in France
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