LafargeHolcim Foundation Rewarding Excellence in Sustainable Construction
Awards
2nd Competition
Regional Holcim Awards 2008
Latin America

Winning projects 2008 in Latin America

The winning projects of the second Holcim Awards competition for Sustainable Construction in Latin America were announced at a ceremony in Mexico City.

Total prize money of USD 270,000 was presented to twelve projects from across the region that deliver innovative solutions to social housing, energy efficiency, and the revitalization of communities and water resources. 

Winners

Gold | USD 100,000 | Medellín, Colombia

Urban integration of an informal area
Urban integration of an informal area
Main Author
Gustavo Restrepo Lalinde - Empresa de Desarrollo Urbano, Medellín, Colombia
Further Authors
Carlos Rodriguez - Medellin, Colombia; Alejandro Echeverri - Medellin, Colombia; Miguel Guerrero - Green Architecture Advocacy Philippines; Cesar Hernandez; Marcia Caro - Medellin, Colombia; Angela Luna - Medellin, Colombia; Felipe Diaz - Medellin, Colombia; Sergio Fajardo - Medellin, Colombia; Varela Deyanile - Medellin, Colombia; Carmen Hurtado - Medellin, Colombia; Carlos Jimenez - Medellin, Colombia; Pablo Baez - Medellin, Colombia; Ana Vergara - Medellin, Colombia; Juan Narvaez - Medellin, Colombia Read more »

Silver | USD 50,000 | Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Low-energy university mediatheque
Low-energy university mediatheque
Main Author
Angelo Bucci - SPBR Architects, São Paulo, Brazil
Further Authors
João Paulo Faria - SPBR Architects, São Paulo, Brazil; Ciro Miguel - SPBR Architects, São Paulo, Brazil; Juliana Braga - SPBR Architects, São Paulo, Brazil Read more »

Bronze | USD 25,000 | Florianopolis, Brazil

Solar water heating and rainwater tower
Solar water heating and rainwater tower
Main Author
Maria Andrea Triana - LabEE-UFSC, Florianopolis, Brazil
Further Authors
Roberto Lamberts - LabEE-UFSC, Florianopolis, Brazil; Marcio Andrade - LabEE-UFSC, Florianopolis, Brazil Read more »

Acknowledgement prizes

Acknowledgement prize | USD 10,000 | Morelia, Mexico

Ecological river remediation park
Ecological river remediation park
Main Author
Mario Schjetnan - Grupo de Diseño Urbano, Mexico City, Mexico
Further Authors
Marco Gonzalez - Grupo de Diseño Urbano, Mexico City, Mexico; Martha Galan - Grupo de Diseño Urbano, Mexico City, Mexico Read more »

Acknowledgement prize | USD 10,000 | São Paulo, Brazil

Energy-efficient medical and social center
Energy-efficient medical and social center
Main Author
Leonardo Shieh - Shieh Arquitetos Associados, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Further Authors
Jörg Spangenberg - São Paulo, Brazil; Shueh Yau Shieh - Sao Paulo, Brazil; Rafael Brandao - Sao Paulo, Brazil; Ana Rita Buoro - Sao Paulo, Brazil; Bruna Luz - Sao Paulo, Brazil Read more »

Acknowledgement prize | USD 10,000 | Bogotá, Colombia

Mountain trail for land preservation and urban demarcation
Mountain trail for land preservation and urban demarcation
Main Author
Diana Wiesner - Arquitectura y Paisaje, Bogota, Colombia
Further Author
Otto Francisco Quintero - Arquitectura y Paisaje Read more »

Acknowledgement prize | USD 10,000 | Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Multi-modal transport hub upgrade
Multi-modal transport hub upgrade
Main Author
Antonio Carlos Lopes Saraiva - Artetec Arquitetura, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Further Authors
Rafael Saraiva - Artetec Arquitetura, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Thais Meireles - Artetec Arquitetura, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Ricardo Esteves - Steel Works Engenharia, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Read more »

Acknowledgement prize | USD 10,000 | Tarapacá, Chile

Post-earthquake reconstruction
Post-earthquake reconstruction
Main Author
Rene Mancilla - RM-C Architects, Iquique, Chile Read more »

Acknowledgement prize | USD 10,000 | Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Mexico

Sanitation and river remediation
Sanitation and river remediation
Main Author
Eduardo Cruz - LHB Arquitectura, Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Mexico
Further Authors
Ricardo Muñoz - LHB Arquitectura, Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Mexico; Pablo Velásquez - ADN Arquitectura, Mexico City, Mexico Read more »

"Next Generation" prizes

"Next Generation" 1st prize | USD 20,000 | Huasco, Chile

Coastal fog-harvesting tower
Coastal fog-harvesting tower
Main Author
Alberto Fernandez Gonzalez - Santiago, Chile
Further Author
Susana Valeria Ortega Gomez - Santiago, Chile Read more »

"Next Generation" 2nd prize | USD 10,000 | Mexico City, Mexico

Eutropia low-cost and space-efficient social housing
Eutropia low-cost and space-efficient social housing
Main Author
Ricardo Julian Vásquez Ochoa - Mexico City, Mexico
Further Author
Emilio García Bidegorry - Mexico City, Mexico Read more »

"Next Generation" 3rd prize | USD 5,000 | Campinas, Brazil

Agriculture facility for inner-city voids
Agriculture facility for inner-city voids
Main Author
Thiago Cintra Pilegi - São Paulo, Brazil Read more »
 
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