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

Regional Holcim Awards 2008 North America

Adèle Naudé Santos (3rd from right) with Holcim Awards 2008 Gold, Silver and Bronze prize winners
Welcome message on behalf of the Premier of Quebec given by Russel Copeman, member of the National Assembly of Canada.
Russel Copeman
Russel Copeman
Holcim Awards 2008 North America keynote speech by Kevin Hydes, Founding Chairman of the World Green Building Council, highlighted the pivotal role of the built environment in reducing carbon emissions and redressing other environmental impacts.
Kevin Hydes
Kevin Hydes
Holcim Awards 2008 North America welcome address by Alan DeSousa, Mayor of Saint-Laurent and Member of the City of Montreal's Executive Committee, responsible for sustainable development and economic development.
Alan DeSousa
Alan DeSousa
Holcim Awards 2008 welcome address by Rolf Soiron, Chairman of the Advisory Board of the Holcim Foundation and Chairman of Holcim Ltd.
Rolf Soiron
Rolf Soiron
Presentation of the Holcim Awards 2008 North America winners by Adèle Naudé Santos, Dean of the School of Architecture and Planning at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and head of the Holcim Awards jury for North America.
Adèle Naudé Santos
Presentation of the Holcim Awards Acknowledgment prizes by Ray Cole, Professor and Director of the School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver and member of the Holcim Awards jury for North America.
Ray Cole, Canada at the Regional Holcim Awards ceremony 2008 in Montreal.
Ray Cole (far right) with Holcim Awards 2008 Acknowledgement prize winners
Brigitte Cuperus, Project Manager of the Technical Competence Center of the Holcim Foundation presented prizes to the "Next Generation" category winners.
Brigitte Cuperus
Brigitte Cuperus (far right) with Holcim Awards 2008 “Next Generation” prize winners (l-r): Andrew Lantz (3rd); Liu Lingchen and Chenglong Wang (2nd); Neri Oxman and John Anastasios Hart (1st)
Some 40 journalists from Canada and the USA attended the media conference
Rolf Soiron, Chairman of the Advisory Board of the Holcim Foundation, and Chairman of Holcim Ltd
Christopher Collins, co-author of the project winning the Gold Award
John Gunn, co-author of the project winning the Bronze Award
John Peterson, co-author of the project winning the Silver Award
Holcim Awards media breakfast for North America 2008 - Montreal, Canada
Holcim Awards media breakfast for North America 2008 - Montreal, Canada
Adèle Santos (speaking), Dean of the MIT School of Architecture and head of the North American jury with Edward Schwarz, General Manager of the Holcim Foundation.
Edward Schwarz, General Manager of the Holcim Foundation
Side-interviews after the media conference
Side-interviews after the media conference
Montreal architectural impression.
Hotel Hilton Bonaventure, Montreal, event venue - in 1967 the largest building in the world.
Lunch at Gibby's
Montreal.
Montreal.
Montreal architectural impression.
La TOHU.
Presentation at La TOHU.
Benny Farm, winning project of the Gold Award in 2005 for North America, and the Bronze Award 2006 global.
Introduction to the Benny Farm project by its architect, Daniel Pearl (far left).
Montreal.
Montreal.
Holcim Awards jury for North America 2008 - Cambridge, MA, USA
Holcim Awards jury for North America 2008 - Cambridge, MA, USA
The Holcim Awards jury for region North America met in Cambridge MA, USA in July 2008 to select projects using the “target issues” for sustainable construction (l-r): Ray Cole, Mohsen Mostafavi, Sarah Graham, Hans-Rudolf Schalcher, Reed Kroloff, Adèle Naudé Santos (Head), Marion Weiss, Philippe Arto, Mark West.
Project entry 2008 North America – Living with Lakes Center for freshwater restoration and …
Project entry 2008 North America – Living with Lakes Center for freshwater restoration and research, Sudbury, ON, Canada
Aerial view from lake.
Project entry 2008 North America – Living with Lakes Center for freshwater restoration and …
Project entry 2008 North America – Living with Lakes Center for freshwater restoration and research, Sudbury, ON, Canada
Main building, watershed restoration building and site on Ramsey Lake, northeastern Ontario, Canada.
Project entry 2008 North America – Living with Lakes Center for freshwater restoration and …
Project entry 2008 North America – Living with Lakes Center for freshwater restoration and research, Sudbury, ON, Canada
Lake shore view: an iconic building and model for sustainable living on the shore of the city’s drinking water reservoir.
Project entry 2008 North America – Living with Lakes Center for freshwater restoration and …
Project entry 2008 North America – Living with Lakes Center for freshwater restoration and research, Sudbury, ON, Canada
View from bay.
Project entry 2008 North America – Living with Lakes Center for freshwater restoration and …
Project entry 2008 North America – Living with Lakes Center for freshwater restoration and research, Sudbury, ON, Canada
View from lake.
Project entry 2008 North America – Living with Lakes Center for freshwater restoration and …
Project entry 2008 North America – Living with Lakes Center for freshwater restoration and research, Sudbury, ON, Canada
Sudbury: City of lakes.
Project entry 2008 North America – Living with Lakes Center for freshwater restoration and …
Project entry 2008 North America – Living with Lakes Center for freshwater restoration and research, Sudbury, ON, Canada
Ground floor.
Project entry 2008 North America – Living with Lakes Center for freshwater restoration and …
Project entry 2008 North America – Living with Lakes Center for freshwater restoration and research, Sudbury, ON, Canada
Second floor.
Project entry 2008 North America – Living with Lakes Center for freshwater restoration and …
Project entry 2008 North America – Living with Lakes Center for freshwater restoration and research, Sudbury, ON, Canada
Design charette.
Project entry 2008 North America – Living with Lakes Center for freshwater restoration and …
Project entry 2008 North America – Living with Lakes Center for freshwater restoration and research, Sudbury, ON, Canada
Watershed mapping scientists.
Project entry 2008 North America – Living with Lakes Center for freshwater restoration and …
Project entry 2008 North America – Living with Lakes Center for freshwater restoration and research, Sudbury, ON, Canada
Holcim Awards Bronze 2008 North America winners (l-r): Peter Busby, architect, Peter Busby and Wills Architects, Vancouver BC, Canada, and John Gunn, scientist, Laurentian University, Sudbury Ont., Canada.
Project entry 2008 North America – Minimal-impact North Vancouver Outdoor School, …
Project entry 2008 North America – Minimal-impact North Vancouver Outdoor School, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Gateway to the North Vancouver Outdoor School: a demonstration facility promoting lifelong environmental stewardship.
Project entry 2008 North America - "Minimal-impact North Vancouver Outdoor School, Vancouver, Canada": Gateway to the North Vancouver Outdoor School: a demonstration facility promoting lifelong environmental stewardship.
Project entry 2008 North America – Minimal-impact North Vancouver Outdoor School, …
Project entry 2008 North America – Minimal-impact North Vancouver Outdoor School, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Micro-hydro, wind, solar and ground-source systems provide all the building’s energy, and become part of the school’s educational program.
Project entry 2008 North America – Minimal-impact North Vancouver Outdoor School, …
Project entry 2008 North America – Minimal-impact North Vancouver Outdoor School, Vancouver, BC, Canada
A diverse biological landscape.
Project entry 2008 North America – Minimal-impact North Vancouver Outdoor School, …
Project entry 2008 North America – Minimal-impact North Vancouver Outdoor School, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Master planning strategies.
Project entry 2008 North America – Minimal-impact North Vancouver Outdoor School, …
Project entry 2008 North America – Minimal-impact North Vancouver Outdoor School, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Habitat: strategies.
Project entry 2008 North America – Minimal-impact North Vancouver Outdoor School, …
Project entry 2008 North America – Minimal-impact North Vancouver Outdoor School, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Waterways: strategies.
Project entry 2008 North America – Minimal-impact North Vancouver Outdoor School, …
Project entry 2008 North America – Minimal-impact North Vancouver Outdoor School, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Air, water and waste.
Project entry 2008 North America – Minimal-impact North Vancouver Outdoor School, …
Project entry 2008 North America – Minimal-impact North Vancouver Outdoor School, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Construction methodology.
Project entry 2008 North America - "Minimal-impact North Vancouver Outdoor School, …
Project entry 2008 North America - "Minimal-impact North Vancouver Outdoor School, Vancouver, Canada": C
Ground level plan.
Project entry 2008 North America - "Minimal-impact North Vancouver Outdoor School, …
Project entry 2008 North America - "Minimal-impact North Vancouver Outdoor School, Vancouver, Canada": C
Main floor plan.
Project entry 2008 North America - "Minimal-impact North Vancouver Outdoor School, …
Project entry 2008 North America - "Minimal-impact North Vancouver Outdoor School, Vancouver, Canada": C
Holcim Awards Acknowledgement prize 2008 North America: (l-r) Craig Duffield, Larry McFarland, Ron Kato.
Project entry 2008 North America - "Strategy for environmentally-friendly integration of beehives, Detroit, USA": Beehives: out of the way but surely not “out of sight”.
Project entry 2008 North America - "Strategy for environmentally-friendly integration of beehives, Detroit, USA": Proposed locations for apiaries and bee pastures.
Project entry 2008 North America - "Strategy for environmentally-friendly integration of beehives, Detroit, USA": Bee foraging: the economics of energy consumption.
Project entry 2008 North America - "Strategy for environmentally-friendly integration of beehives, Detroit, USA": Buffering residential areas from industrial zones.
Project entry 2008 North America - "Strategy for environmentally-friendly integration of beehives, Detroit, USA": Bee pasture from Tübingen Mix seed variety.
Project entry 2008 North America - "Strategy for environmentally-friendly integration of beehives, Detroit, USA": Controlled foraging area.
Project entry 2008 North America - "Strategy for environmentally-friendly integration of beehives, Detroit, USA": Bees Asteraceae and Rosaceae.
Project entry 2008 North America - "Strategy for environmentally-friendly integration of beehives, Detroit, USA": The economics of honeybee pollination.
Project entry 2008 North America - "Strategy for environmentally-friendly integration of beehives, Detroit, USA": The honeybee: official agricultural insect of Michigan.
Project entry 2008 North America - "Strategy for environmentally-friendly integration of beehives, Detroit, USA": Holcim Awards Acknowledgement prize 2008 North America: (l-r) Stéphane Orsolini and Erika Mayr.
Project entry 2008 North America - "Residential density for urban spaces, Toronto, Canada": Sub-project 3: sidewall.
Project entry 2008 North America - "Residential density for urban spaces, Toronto, Canada": Various differentiated housing units sprinkling into the city forming a new field which is organized without hierarchy.
Project entry 2008 North America - "Residential density for urban spaces, Toronto, Canada": Research areas chosen to test the influence and transferability of the proposed projects.
Project entry 2008 North America - "Residential density for urban spaces, Toronto, Canada": Sub-project 1: 2.4m.
Project entry 2008 North America - "Residential density for urban spaces, Toronto, Canada": Sub-project 2: bubble bath.
Project entry 2008 North America - "Residential density for urban spaces, Toronto, Canada": Sub-project 4: backyard.
Project entry 2008 North America - "Residential density for urban spaces, Toronto, Canada": Sub-project 5: ultra-thin tower.
Project entry 2008 North America - "Residential density for urban spaces, Toronto, Canada": Sub-project 6: cloud.
Project entry 2008 North America - "Residential density for urban spaces, Toronto, Canada": Sub-project 7: massive canopy.
Project entry 2008 North America - "Residential density for urban spaces, Toronto, Canada": Sub-project 8: creeping.
Project entry 2008 North America - "Residential density for urban spaces, Toronto, Canada": Holcim Awards "Next Generation" 2nd prize 2008 North America: Chenglong Wang (right) and Lingchen Liu.
Project entry 2008 North America - "Solar 2 Green Energy, Arts and Educational Center, New York, USA": Solar 2: view from East River with New York skyline and Stuyvesant Cove Park (part of Solar 2).
Project entry 2008 North America - "Solar 2 Green Energy, Arts and Educational Center, New York, USA": Eco-basement exhibit.
Project entry 2008 North America - "Solar 2 Green Energy, Arts and Educational Center, New York, USA": front entry, café and stage.
Project entry 2008 North America - "Solar 2 Green Energy, Arts and Educational Center, New York, USA": Green roof under solar roof.
Project entry 2008 North America - "Solar 2 Green Energy, Arts and Educational Center, New York, USA": Ramp to photovoltaic roof.
Project entry 2008 North America - "Solar 2 Green Energy, Arts and Educational Center, New York, USA": Eco-apartment exhibit.
Project entry 2008 North America - "Solar 2 Green Energy, Arts and Educational Center, New York, USA": Solar 2 plan: three views.
Project entry 2008 North America - "Solar 2 Green Energy, Arts and Educational Center, New York, USA": Solar 2: building organization.
Project entry 2008 North America - "Solar 2 Green Energy, Arts and Educational Center, New York, USA": Light, ventilation and electricity.
Project entry 2008 North America - "Solar 2 Green Energy, Arts and Educational Center, New York, USA": 85kWh photovoltaic integrated roof.
Project entry 2008 North America - "Solar 2 Green Energy, Arts and Educational Center, New York, USA": Christopher Collins (right) and Colin Cathcart.
Project entry 2008 North America - "Self-contained day labor station, New York, USA": The day labor station provides a specific place for day labor gatherings and facilitates the employment process.
Project entry 2008 North America - "Self-contained day labor station, New York, USA": Components diagram.
Project entry 2008 North America - "Self-contained day labor station, New York, USA": A full scale section of the day labor station exhibited at the Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum, May-Sep 2007.
Project entry 2008 North America - "Self-contained day labor station, New York, USA": Plan.
Project entry 2008 North America - "Self-contained day labor station, New York, USA": Use diagram.
Project entry 2008 North America - "Self-contained day labor station, New York, USA": Sustainability diagram.
Project entry 2008 North America - "Self-contained day labor station, New York, USA": Model view 1.
Project entry 2008 North America - "Self-contained day labor station, New York, USA": Model view 2.
Project entry 2008 North America - "Self-contained day labor station, New York, USA": Roberto, client.
Project entry 2008 North America - "Self-contained day labor station, New York, USA": Winners of the Global Holcim Awards "Innovation" prize and the Holcim Awards Silver 2008 North America: (l-r) Liz Ogbu and John Peterson.
Project entry 2008 North America – Evergreen Brick Works heritage site revitalization, …
Project entry 2008 North America – Evergreen Brick Works heritage site revitalization, Toronto, ON, Canada
Rear view: Evergreen Brick Works.
Project entry 2008 North America – Evergreen Brick Works heritage site revitalization, …
Project entry 2008 North America – Evergreen Brick Works heritage site revitalization, Toronto, ON, Canada
Front view: Evergreen Brick Works.
Project entry 2008 North America – Evergreen Brick Works heritage site revitalization, …
Project entry 2008 North America – Evergreen Brick Works heritage site revitalization, Toronto, ON, Canada
Site plan.
Project entry 2008 North America – Evergreen Brick Works heritage site revitalization, …
Project entry 2008 North America – Evergreen Brick Works heritage site revitalization, Toronto, ON, Canada
View of the quarry in 1920.
Project entry 2008 North America – Evergreen Brick Works heritage site revitalization, …
Project entry 2008 North America – Evergreen Brick Works heritage site revitalization, Toronto, ON, Canada
Weston Quarry Garden (image by Peter Thomson).
Project entry 2008 North America – Evergreen Brick Works heritage site revitalization, …
Project entry 2008 North America – Evergreen Brick Works heritage site revitalization, Toronto, ON, Canada
John Price Brick Press (image by Michael Reichmann).
Project entry 2008 North America – Evergreen Brick Works heritage site revitalization, …
Project entry 2008 North America – Evergreen Brick Works heritage site revitalization, Toronto, ON, Canada
Children’s play area.
Project entry 2008 North America – Evergreen Brick Works heritage site revitalization, …
Project entry 2008 North America – Evergreen Brick Works heritage site revitalization, Toronto, ON, Canada
Evergreen Innovation Center.
Project entry 2008 North America – Evergreen Brick Works heritage site revitalization, …
Project entry 2008 North America – Evergreen Brick Works heritage site revitalization, Toronto, ON, Canada
Evergreen gardens.
Project entry 2008 North America – Evergreen Brick Works heritage site revitalization, …
Project entry 2008 North America – Evergreen Brick Works heritage site revitalization, Toronto, ON, Canada
Discovery Center.
Project entry 2008 North America – Evergreen Brick Works heritage site revitalization, …
Project entry 2008 North America – Evergreen Brick Works heritage site revitalization, Toronto, ON, Canada
Project team meeting.
Project entry 2008 North America - "Construction in vivo - Microstructure research for building skins, Cambridge, USA": Mold prototype for porous skin.
Project entry 2008 North America - "Construction in vivo - Microstructure research for building skins, Cambridge, USA": Curvature range in prototype.
Project entry 2008 North America - "Construction in vivo - Microstructure research for building skins, Cambridge, USA": 3-D printed structurally- and environmentally-differentiated skin demonstrating the polyjet matrix technology.
Project entry 2008 North America - "Construction in vivo - Microstructure research for building skins, Cambridge, USA": Open-cells skin prototype.
Project entry 2008 North America - "Construction in vivo - Microstructure research for building skins, Cambridge, USA": Closed-cells skin prototype.
Project entry 2008 North America - "Construction in vivo - Microstructure research for building skins, Cambridge, USA": Composite porous mock-up.
Project entry 2008 North America - "Construction in vivo - Microstructure research for building skins, Cambridge, USA": Microstructural organizations.
Project entry 2008 North America - "Construction in vivo - Microstructure research for building skins, Cambridge, USA": Mechanically shaped carbon nanotube rib for varying the structural cross section in micro scale.
Project entry 2008 North America - "Construction in vivo - Microstructure research for building skins, Cambridge, USA": Performance control mechanisms.
Project entry 2008 North America - "Construction in vivo - Microstructure research for building skins, Cambridge, USA": Growth control mechanisms.
Project entry 2008 North America - "Construction in vivo - Microstructure research for building skins, Cambridge, USA": Holcim Awards "Next Generation" 1st prize 2008 North America: Neri Oxman (right) and John Anastasios Hart.
Project entry 2008 North America - "Responsive urban downtown activity center, Boston, USA": Section through fitness center.
Project entry 2008 North America - "Responsive urban downtown activity center, Boston, USA": Urban strategy.
Project entry 2008 North America - "Responsive urban downtown activity center, Boston, USA": Details and structures: observation of possibilities.
Project entry 2008 North America - "Responsive urban downtown activity center, Boston, USA": Caloric section cartography.
Project entry 2008 North America - "Responsive urban downtown activity center, Boston, USA": Blended program elements.
Project entry 2008 North America - "Responsive urban downtown activity center, Boston, USA": Parkour urbanism.
Project entry 2008 North America - "Responsive urban downtown activity center, Boston, USA": Section through residential program.
Project entry 2008 North America - "Responsive urban downtown activity center, Boston, USA": Floor plans 1.
Project entry 2008 North America - "Responsive urban downtown activity center, Boston, USA": Floor plans 2.
Project entry 2008 North America - "Responsive urban downtown activity center, Boston, USA": Holcim Awards "Next Generation" 3rd prize 2008 North America: Andrew Edward Lantz.
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