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2nd Competition
Regional Holcim Awards 2008
Latin America

Regional Holcim Awards 2008 Latin America

Exhibition
Welcome address by internationally-renowned mexican architect Ricardo Legorreta
Ricardo Legorreta
Markus Akermann welcomes guests to the Holcim Awards ceremony 2008 for region Latin America held in Mexico City, Mexico.
Markus Akermann
Markus Akermann
(l-r): Ricardo Legorreta, world-renowned architect and Markus Akermann, CEO of Holcim Ltd and Chairman of the Board of the Holcim Foundation
Eduardo Kretschmer, CEO, Holcim México (former Holcim Apasco)
Gerardo Ruiz Mateos
José Luis Cortés
José Luis Cortés
Fernando Diez presenting prize winners at the Holcim Awards 2008 Latin America ceremony held at the San Ildefonso Old College in Mexico City, Mexico.
Co-presenters of the Holcim Awards Acknowledgement prizes (l-r): Bruno Stagno and Fernando Diez
Fernando Diez (left) and Bruno Stagno (2nd from left) with the Holcim Awards 2008 Acknowledgement prize-winners for Latin America
Vanderley John
Member of the regional Holcim Awards jury for Latin America Vanderley John (far left) congratulates
Compère, Barbara Ferré
Raúl Gorduño
Armando Manzanero
Tania Libertad
Exhibition
Holcim Awards Gold 2008 Latin America: (l-r) Cesar Hernandez, Ricardo Legorreta, Carlos Rodriguez, Gustavo Restrepo, Jose Luis Cortes, Moises Perez, and Daniel Bermudez.
Holcim Awards ceremony for Latin America 2008 – Mexico City, Mexico
Holcim Awards ceremony for Latin America 2008 – Mexico City, Mexico
Holcim Awards Gold 2008 Latin America: (l-r) Carlos Rodriguez, Cesar Hernandez, and Gustavo Restrepo.
Holcim Awards Silver 2008 Latin America: (l-r) Carlos Bühler, Otavio Leonido Riberio, Angelo Bucci and João Paulo Meirelles Faria.
Roberto Lamberts is Professor of Civil Engineering at the Federal University of Santa Catarina in Florianópolis, Brazil.
Muséo de Antropología
Muséo de Antropología
Reforma 222: designed by Teodoro González de León
Reforma 222: designed by Teodoro González de León
Reforma 222 visit (l-r): Hans Rudolf Schalcher, Fernando Diez and Jorge Gamboa
Reforma 222 visit: site tour by architect Jorge Gamboa
The Holcim Awards jury for region Latin America met in Mexico City, Mexico in July 2008 to select projects using the “target issues” for sustainable construction (l-r): Fernando Diez, Yolanda Kakabadse, Marc M. Angélil, Hans-Rudolf Schalcher, José Luis Cortés (Head), Sara Topelson, Bruno Stagno, Daniel Bermúdez Samper, Vanderley M. John.
Project entry 2008 Latin America - "Sanitation and river remediation, Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Mexico": Urban corridors.
Project entry 2008 Latin America - "Sanitation and river remediation, Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Mexico": Nature as infrastructure.
Project entry 2008 Latin America - "Sanitation and river remediation, Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Mexico": Low-tech sewage filtration system stimulates local economy, and provides social welfare and urban infrastructure.
Project entry 2008 Latin America - "Sanitation and river remediation, Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Mexico": The system creates urban corridors that promote public space and connects the river to the city.
Project entry 2008 Latin America - "Sanitation and river remediation, Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Mexico": Plan showing hydrological system of Tuxtla Gutiérrez.
Project entry 2008 Latin America - "Sanitation and river remediation, Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Mexico": Shade, cooling humidity and comfort.
Project entry 2008 Latin America - "Sanitation and river remediation, Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Mexico": Floating wetlands.
Project entry 2008 Latin America - "Sanitation and river remediation, Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Mexico": Hydroponic agriculture stimulates local economy.
Project entry 2008 Latin America - "Sanitation and river remediation, Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Mexico": Recovering environmental quality.
Project entry 2008 Latin America - "Sanitation and river remediation, Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Mexico": Revitalizing degraded residential areas.
Project entry 2008 Latin America - "Sanitation and river remediation, Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Mexico": Holcim Awards Acknowledgement prize 2008 Latin America winners: (l-r) Eduardo Cruz, Ricardo Muñoz.
Project entry 2008 Latin America – Mountain trail for land preservation and urban …
Project entry 2008 Latin America – Mountain trail for land preservation and urban demarcation, Bogotá, Colombia
Eco art and restoration.
Project entry 2008 Latin America – Mountain trail for land preservation and urban …
Project entry 2008 Latin America – Mountain trail for land preservation and urban demarcation, Bogotá, Colombia
A walk through the city’s history from north to south: restoring 53 streams, 23 quarries and 59 diverse neighborhoods.
Project entry 2008 Latin America – Mountain trail for land preservation and urban …
Project entry 2008 Latin America – Mountain trail for land preservation and urban demarcation, Bogotá, Colombia
52km restoring biodiversity and communities and defining the city limit and mountain borders.
Project entry 2008 Latin America – Mountain trail for land preservation and urban …
Project entry 2008 Latin America – Mountain trail for land preservation and urban demarcation, Bogotá, Colombia
Urban agriculture parks.
Project entry 2008 Latin America – Mountain trail for land preservation and urban …
Project entry 2008 Latin America – Mountain trail for land preservation and urban demarcation, Bogotá, Colombia
Man-made marshes.
Project entry 2008 Latin America – Mountain trail for land preservation and urban …
Project entry 2008 Latin America – Mountain trail for land preservation and urban demarcation, Bogotá, Colombia
Eco vantage point.
Project entry 2008 Latin America – Mountain trail for land preservation and urban …
Project entry 2008 Latin America – Mountain trail for land preservation and urban demarcation, Bogotá, Colombia
Parks with recycled structures.
Project entry 2008 Latin America – Mountain trail for land preservation and urban …
Project entry 2008 Latin America – Mountain trail for land preservation and urban demarcation, Bogotá, Colombia
Pre-Columbian crossroads.
Project entry 2008 Latin America – Mountain trail for land preservation and urban …
Project entry 2008 Latin America – Mountain trail for land preservation and urban demarcation, Bogotá, Colombia
Open air classrooms.
Project entry 2008 Latin America – Mountain trail for land preservation and urban …
Project entry 2008 Latin America – Mountain trail for land preservation and urban demarcation, Bogotá, Colombia
Open air urban museum.
Project entry 2008 Latin America – Mountain trail for land preservation and urban …
Project entry 2008 Latin America – Mountain trail for land preservation and urban demarcation, Bogotá, Colombia
Holcim Awards Acknowledgement prize 2008 Latin America winner: Diana Wiesner.
Project entry 2008 Latin America - "Low-energy university mediatheque, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil": View of the main entrance foyer.
Project entry 2008 Latin America - "Low-energy university mediatheque, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil": Illustrating the positioning of the Mediatheque on the PUC-Rio campus.
Project entry 2008 Latin America - "Low-energy university mediatheque, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil": Eastern façade of the PUC-Rio Mediatheque.
Project entry 2008 Latin America - "Low-energy university mediatheque, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil": Plans for the support building.
Project entry 2008 Latin America - "Low-energy university mediatheque, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil": Plans of the Mediatheque.
Project entry 2008 Latin America - "Low-energy university mediatheque, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil": Façade/construction scheme.
Project entry 2008 Latin America - "Low-energy university mediatheque, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil": Longitudinal section.
Project entry 2008 Latin America - "Low-energy university mediatheque, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil": Construction section.
Project entry 2008 Latin America - "Low-energy university mediatheque, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil": Detail of the 30m cantilever.
Project entry 2008 Latin America - "Low-energy university mediatheque, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil": Interior view.
Project entry 2008 Latin America - "Low-energy university mediatheque, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil": Holcim Awards Silver 2008 Latin America winners.
Project entry 2008 Latin America - "Agriculture facility for inner-city voids, Campinas, Brazil": Situation plan on urban scale.
Project entry 2008 Latin America - "Agriculture facility for inner-city voids, Campinas, Brazil": Situation: a mixed program featuring urban agriculture.
Project entry 2008 Latin America - "Agriculture facility for inner-city voids, Campinas, Brazil": 2nd floor with site situation in the background.
Project entry 2008 Latin America - "Agriculture facility for inner-city voids, Campinas, Brazil": Elevation showing program diversity.
Project entry 2008 Latin America - "Agriculture facility for inner-city voids, Campinas, Brazil": Physical model on site.
Project entry 2008 Latin America - "Agriculture facility for inner-city voids, Campinas, Brazil": Water re-use.
Project entry 2008 Latin America - "Agriculture facility for inner-city voids, Campinas, Brazil": Hydroponic production tables.
Project entry 2008 Latin America - "Agriculture facility for inner-city voids, Campinas, Brazil": Aerial view.
Project entry 2008 Latin America - "Agriculture facility for inner-city voids, Campinas, Brazil": Structural system.
Project entry 2008 Latin America - "Agriculture facility for inner-city voids, Campinas, Brazil": Thiago Cintra Pilegi - Sao Paulo, Brazil
Project entry 2008 Latin America – Energy-efficient medical and social center, São Paulo, Brazil
Project entry 2008 Latin America – Energy-efficient medical and social center, São Paulo, Brazil
Roof garden and solar chimney.
Project entry 2008 Latin America – Energy-efficient medical and social center, São Paulo, Brazil
Project entry 2008 Latin America – Energy-efficient medical and social center, São Paulo, Brazil
Water reuse and reflecting pool.
Project entry 2008 Latin America – Energy-efficient medical and social center, São Paulo, Brazil
Project entry 2008 Latin America – Energy-efficient medical and social center, São Paulo, Brazil
The Enkyo project uses low-cost, low-tech and passive strategies appropriate for Brazilian socio-economic and environmental contexts.
Project entry 2008 Latin America – Energy-efficient medical and social center, São Paulo, Brazil
Project entry 2008 Latin America – Energy-efficient medical and social center, São Paulo, Brazil
Several factors caused a revision of the initially planned strategies toward greater focus upon energy efficiency.
Project entry 2008 Latin America – Energy-efficient medical and social center, São Paulo, Brazil
Project entry 2008 Latin America – Energy-efficient medical and social center, São Paulo, Brazil
Ground water as cooling medium.
Project entry 2008 Latin America – Energy-efficient medical and social center, São Paulo, Brazil
Project entry 2008 Latin America – Energy-efficient medical and social center, São Paulo, Brazil
Pre-shading and solar panel.
Project entry 2008 Latin America – Energy-efficient medical and social center, São Paulo, Brazil
Project entry 2008 Latin America – Energy-efficient medical and social center, São Paulo, Brazil
Insulation simulation.
Project entry 2008 Latin America – Energy-efficient medical and social center, São Paulo, Brazil
Project entry 2008 Latin America – Energy-efficient medical and social center, São Paulo, Brazil
Natural lighting simulation.
Project entry 2008 Latin America – Energy-efficient medical and social center, São Paulo, Brazil
Project entry 2008 Latin America – Energy-efficient medical and social center, São Paulo, Brazil
Architectural renderings.
Project entry 2008 Latin America - "Energy-efficient medical and social center, São Paulo, Brazil": Main author Leonardo Shieh, Shieh Arquitetos Associados, São Paulo, Brazil
Project entry 2008 Latin America – Urban integration of an informal area, Medellín, Colombia
Project entry 2008 Latin America – Urban integration of an informal area, Medellín, Colombia
Projects profiles.
Project entry 2008 Latin America - "Urban integration of an informal area, Medellín, Colombia": Urban approach: physical and social transformation in action
Project entry 2008 Latin America – Urban integration of an informal area, Medellín, Colombia
Project entry 2008 Latin America – Urban integration of an informal area, Medellín, Colombia
Overview map showing proposed location for public spaces.
Project entry 2008 Latin America – Urban integration of an informal area, Medellín, Colombia
Project entry 2008 Latin America – Urban integration of an informal area, Medellín, Colombia
Socialization.
Project entry 2008 Latin America – Urban integration of an informal area, Medellín, Colombia
Project entry 2008 Latin America – Urban integration of an informal area, Medellín, Colombia
Landscape and environment.
Project entry 2008 Latin America – Urban integration of an informal area, Medellín, Colombia
Project entry 2008 Latin America – Urban integration of an informal area, Medellín, Colombia
Transformation of the space.
Project entry 2008 Latin America – Urban integration of an informal area, Medellín, Colombia
Project entry 2008 Latin America – Urban integration of an informal area, Medellín, Colombia
Social impact.
Project entry 2008 Latin America – Urban integration of an informal area, Medellín, Colombia
Project entry 2008 Latin America – Urban integration of an informal area, Medellín, Colombia
Creating public spaces and social fabric.
Project entry 2008 Latin America – Urban integration of an informal area, Medellín, Colombia
Project entry 2008 Latin America – Urban integration of an informal area, Medellín, Colombia
Materials.
Project entry 2008 Latin America – Urban integration of an informal area, Medellín, Colombia
Project entry 2008 Latin America – Urban integration of an informal area, Medellín, Colombia
Construction process.
Project entry 2008 Latin America – Urban integration of an informal area, Medellín, Colombia
Project entry 2008 Latin America – Urban integration of an informal area, Medellín, Colombia
The winning team of the Holcim Award Gold 2008 Latin America.
Project entry 2008 Latin America - "Coastal fog-harvesting tower, Huasco, Chile": The tower is 200m high, catching each water particle in the air that comes from the coast to the valley of Huasco River.
Project entry 2008 Latin America - "Coastal fog-harvesting tower, Huasco, Chile": The tower enables new agricultural development in previously unproductive coastal areas north of Huasco, Chile.
Project entry 2008 Latin America - "Coastal fog-harvesting tower, Huasco, Chile": The original landscape is modified.
Project entry 2008 Latin America - "Coastal fog-harvesting tower, Huasco, Chile": 1: Skin, and 2: Mesh elements.
Project entry 2008 Latin America - "Coastal fog-harvesting tower, Huasco, Chile": 3: Spiral structural model.
Project entry 2008 Latin America - "Coastal fog-harvesting tower, Huasco, Chile": 4: Water capture process.
Project entry 2008 Latin America - "Coastal fog-harvesting tower, Huasco, Chile": Geometric optimization of the water capture.
Project entry 2008 Latin America - "Coastal fog-harvesting tower, Huasco, Chile": Water particles are condensed.
Project entry 2008 Latin America - "Coastal fog-harvesting tower, Huasco, Chile": Reverse osmosis process.
Project entry 2008 Latin America - "Coastal fog-harvesting tower, Huasco, Chile": Inside the base of the tower.
Project entry 2008 Latin America - "Coastal fog-harvesting tower, Huasco, Chile": Holcim Awards "Next Generation" 2008 Latin America 1st prize winners: (l-r) Alberto Fernandez Gonzalez, Susana Valeria Ortega Gomez.
Project entry 2008 Latin America - "Post-earthquake reconstruction, Tarapacá, Chile": Unit under construction showing architectural volume.
Project entry 2008 Latin America - "Post-earthquake reconstruction, Tarapacá, Chile": Plan of reconstruction following the earthquake: Sentamiento and San Lorenzo de Tarapacá.
Project entry 2008 Latin America - "Post-earthquake reconstruction, Tarapacá, Chile": Original architectural style.
Project entry 2008 Latin America - "Post-earthquake reconstruction, Tarapacá, Chile": Overview of the reconstruction site.
Project entry 2008 Latin America - "Post-earthquake reconstruction, Tarapacá, Chile": Support framework for clay construction of quincha façades.
Project entry 2008 Latin America - "Post-earthquake reconstruction, Tarapacá, Chile": Project utilized local labor.
Project entry 2008 Latin America - "Post-earthquake reconstruction, Tarapacá, Chile": Architectural reconstruction of the street: quincha façades.
Project entry 2008 Latin America - "Post-earthquake reconstruction, Tarapacá, Chile": Project utilized local labor.
Project entry 2008 Latin America - "Post-earthquake reconstruction, Tarapacá, Chile": Overview of the reconstruction of the housing cluster.
Project entry 2008 Latin America - "Post-earthquake reconstruction, Tarapacá, Chile": Arrangement of space to meet each family’s individual needs.
Project entry 2008 Latin America - "Post-earthquake reconstruction, Tarapacá, Chile": Holcim Awards Acknowledgement prize 2008 Latin America winner: Rene Mancilla (left).
Project entry 2008 Latin America - "Eutropia low-cost and space-efficient social housing, Mexico City, Mexico": Urban analysis: function, framework, form.
Project entry 2008 Latin America - "Eutropia low-cost and space-efficient social housing, Mexico City, Mexico": Residential and public spaces are interrelated.
Project entry 2008 Latin America - "Eutropia low-cost and space-efficient social housing, Mexico City, Mexico": The project utilizes available space effectively to retain community functions and strengthen social fabric.
Project entry 2008 Latin America - "Eutropia low-cost and space-efficient social housing, Mexico City, Mexico": Integrating functions and requirements.
Project entry 2008 Latin America - "Eutropia low-cost and space-efficient social housing, Mexico City, Mexico": Before and after.
Project entry 2008 Latin America - "Eutropia low-cost and space-efficient social housing, Mexico City, Mexico": Spatial diagrams of community dynamics.
Project entry 2008 Latin America - "Eutropia low-cost and space-efficient social housing, Mexico City, Mexico": Streetscape.
Project entry 2008 Latin America - "Eutropia low-cost and space-efficient social housing, Mexico City, Mexico": Floor plans: efficiency of space comparison.
Project entry 2008 Latin America - "Eutropia low-cost and space-efficient social housing, Mexico City, Mexico": Flexibility and future changes.
Project entry 2008 Latin America - "Eutropia low-cost and space-efficient social housing, Mexico City, Mexico": Environmental management: energy, water, food, garbage.
Project entry 2008 Latin America - "Eutropia low-cost and space-efficient social housing, Mexico City, Mexico": Holcim Awards "Next Generation" 2nd prize 2008 Latin America winners: (l-r) Emilio José García Bidegorry and Ricardo Julian Vásquez Ochoa.
Project entry 2008 Latin America - "Ecological river remediation park, Morelia, Mexico": Cultural Center portico.
Project entry 2008 Latin America - "Ecological river remediation park, Morelia, Mexico": Ecological park’s aerating lake.
Project entry 2008 Latin America - "Ecological river remediation park, Morelia, Mexico": Urban context surrounding the master plan of the park.
Project entry 2008 Latin America - "Ecological river remediation park, Morelia, Mexico": General view of the park from the cleaning lagoon.
Project entry 2008 Latin America - "Ecological river remediation park, Morelia, Mexico": Main access routes.
Project entry 2008 Latin America - "Ecological river remediation park, Morelia, Mexico": Agricultural area and market.
Project entry 2008 Latin America - "Ecological river remediation park, Morelia, Mexico": Cultural Center complex.
Project entry 2008 Latin America - "Ecological river remediation park, Morelia, Mexico": Cultural Center from entrance.
Project entry 2008 Latin America - "Ecological river remediation park, Morelia, Mexico": Market stall prototype.
Project entry 2008 Latin America - "Ecological river remediation park, Morelia, Mexico": Picnic area.
Project entry 2008 Latin America - "Ecological river remediation park, Morelia, Mexico": Holcim Awards Acknowledgement prize 2008 Latin America winners: (l-r) Mario Schjetnan, Martha Patricia Galan, Marco Aturo Gonzalez.
Project entry 2008 Latin America - "Solar water heating and rainwater tower, Florianopolis, Brazil": For new and existing houses.
Project entry 2008 Latin America - "Solar water heating and rainwater tower, Florianopolis, Brazil": The sustainable tower combines the use of solar energy, rainwater collection and potable water storage.
Project entry 2008 Latin America - "Solar water heating and rainwater tower, Florianopolis, Brazil": The tower structure can be modular, adapting to different needs and local situations.
Project entry 2008 Latin America - "Solar water heating and rainwater tower, Florianopolis, Brazil": Components of the tower.
Project entry 2008 Latin America - "Solar water heating and rainwater tower, Florianopolis, Brazil": Allows for easy maintenance.
Project entry 2008 Latin America - "Solar water heating and rainwater tower, Florianopolis, Brazil": Overview of the system.
Project entry 2008 Latin America - "Solar water heating and rainwater tower, Florianopolis, Brazil": Plant and location.
Project entry 2008 Latin America - "Solar water heating and rainwater tower, Florianopolis, Brazil": Schematic diagram.
Project entry 2008 Latin America - "Solar water heating and rainwater tower, Florianopolis, Brazil": Interior view of the tower.
Project entry 2008 Latin America - "Solar water heating and rainwater tower, Florianopolis, Brazil": Holcim Awards Bronze 2008 Latin America winners.
Project entry 2008 Latin America - "Multi-modal transport hub upgrade, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil": The new station encourages use of public transportation and connects both sides of the railway lines.
Project entry 2008 Latin America - "Multi-modal transport hub upgrade, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil": Passive design improves the railway station’s microclimate. Stack effect creates natural ventilation and garden enhances internal temperature.
Project entry 2008 Latin America - "Multi-modal transport hub upgrade, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil": The context.
Project entry 2008 Latin America - "Multi-modal transport hub upgrade, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil": Spatial solutions for edges.
Project entry 2008 Latin America - "Multi-modal transport hub upgrade, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil": The two integrated parks.
Project entry 2008 Latin America - "Multi-modal transport hub upgrade, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil": Internal garden, micro-climate.
Project entry 2008 Latin America - "Multi-modal transport hub upgrade, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil": Railway station roof: schematic detail.
Project entry 2008 Latin America - "Multi-modal transport hub upgrade, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil": Green façade covering.
Project entry 2008 Latin America - "Multi-modal transport hub upgrade, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil": Maracanã new park.
Project entry 2008 Latin America - "Multi-modal transport hub upgrade, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil": Reassigned land use.
Project entry 2008 Latin America - "Multi-modal transport hub upgrade, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil": Holcim Awards Acknowledgement prize 2008 Latin America winners: (l-r) Antonio Carlos Lopes Saraiva, Rafael Alencar Saraiva, Thais Galvão Meireles.
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