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3rd Competition
Global Holcim Awards 2012

Global Holcim Awards finalists 2012

All projects that received Holcim Awards Gold, Silver, or Bronze in each of the five regions of the world automatically qualified for the Global Holcim Awards 2012. Each of the finalist teams was invited to prepare a more extensive submission which was evaluated by the Global Holcim Awards jury.

In addition, all prize-winning projects at the regional level (including 38 Acknowledgement and “Next Generation” winners) automatically competed for up to three Global Holcim Innovation prizes – which focus upon contributions to innovative building materials and construction technologies in the context of sustainable construction.

Finalists

Belgium | Oostkamp

City hall and civic center recycled from former factory
Main Author
Carlos Arroyo - Carlos Arroyo Arquitectos, Madrid, Spain
Further Author
Vanessa Cerezo - Carlos Arroyo Arquitectos, Madrid, Spain Read more »

Brazil | São Paulo

Urban remediation and civic infrastructure hub
Main Authors
Alfredo Brillembourg - Urban-Think Tank (U-TT), São Paulo, Brazil; Hubert Klumpner - Urban-Think Tank (U-TT), São Paulo, Brazil Read more »

Burkina Faso | Gando

Secondary school with passive ventilation system in Burkina Faso
Main Author
Diébédo Francis Kéré - Kéré Architecture, Berlin, Germany Read more »

Canada | Iqaluit

Regional food-gathering nodes and logistics network
Main Authors
Mason White - Lateral Office, Toronto, Canada; Lola Sheppard - Lateral Office, Toronto, Canada
Further Authors
Nikole Bouchard - Lateral Office, Toronto, Canada; Fionn Byrne - Lateral Office, Toronto, Canada; Ali Fard - Lateral Office, Toronto, Canada; Matthew Spremulli - Lateral Office, Toronto, Canada Read more »

Chile | Constitución

Sustainable post-tsunami reconstruction master plan
Main Author
Alejandro Aravena - Elemental, Santiago, Chile
Further Authors
Víctor Oddó - Elemental, Santiago, Chile; Gonzalo Arteaga - Elemental, Santiago, Chile; Fernando García-Huidobro - Elemental, Santiago, Chile; Diego Torres - Elemental, Santiago, Chile; Cristián Martínez - Elemental, Santiago, Chile; Juan Cerda - Elemental, Santiago, Chile; Alejandro Gutierrez - Arup UK, London, United Kingdom; Eugenio Tironi - Tironi Asosciados, Chile Read more »

Germany | Berlin

Urban renewal and swimming-pool precinct
Main Authors
Tim Edler - realities:united, Berlin, Germany; Jan Edler - realities:united, Berlin, Germany
Further Authors
Denise Dih - DODK Architekten BDAD; Heiko Sieker - Ingenieurgesellschaft Prof. Dr. Sieker, Hoppegarten, Germany; Anna Lundqvist - Man Made Land, Berlin, Germany; Christian Bohne - Man Made Land, Berlin, Germany Read more »

Italy | Scilla

Lifestyle apartments and infrastructure recycled from former freeway viaducts
Main Author
Philippe Rizzotti - Philippe Rizzotti Architects, Paris, France
Further Authors
Samuel Nageotte - Samuel Nageotte Architecture, Paris, France; Tanguy Vermet - Off Architecture, Paris, France; Manal Rachdi - Off Architecture, Paris, France Read more »

Malaysia | Putrajaya

Ecologically-designed retail and commercial building
Main Author
Ken Yeang - T. R. Hamzah & Yeang International
Further Author
Tengku Robert Hamzah - T. R. Hamzah & Yeang International Read more »

Mexico | Ciudad Juárez

Urban regeneration master plan
Main Author
Jose Castillo - arquitectura 911sc, Mexico City, Mexico
Further Author
Saidee Springall - arquitectura 911sc, Mexico City, Mexico Read more »

Morocco | Marrakesh

Training center for sustainable construction
Main Author
Anna Heringer - Anna Heringer Architecture, Laufen, Germany
Further Authors
Salima Naji - Rabat, Morocco; Martin Rauch - Lehm Ton Erde Baukunst, Schlins, Austria; Ernst Waibel - Architekten Nägele Waibel ZT GmbH, Dornbirn, Austria; Elmar Nägele - Architekten Nägele Waibel ZT GmbH, Dornbirn, Austria Read more »

Pakistan | Jar Maulwi

Locally-manufactured cob and bamboo school building
Main Author
Eike Roswag - Ziegert | Roswag | Seiler Architekten Ingenieure, Berlin, Germany Read more »

Palestine | Al Azarije

Sustainable refurbishment of a primary school
Main Authors
Alessio Battistella - ARCò, Milan, Italy; Diego Torriani - ARCò, Milan, Italy; Luca Trabattoni - ARCò, Milan, Italy; Valerio Marazzi - ARCò, Milan, Italy; Carmine Chiarelli - ARCò, Milan, Italy; Albert Alcalde Villacampa - ARCò, Milan, Italy; Claudia Romano - ARCò, Milan, Italy Read more »

Thailand | Bangkok

Urban agriculture and factory conversion
Main Author
Isavaret Tamonut - TTH Trading Co., Bangkok, Thailand
Further Authors
Singh Intrachooto - Osisu, Bangkok, Thailand; Jariyawadee Lekawatana - Architectkidd, Bangkok, Thailand; Phuttipan Aswakool - Architectkidd, Bangkok, Thailand; Vichayuth Meenaphant - Architectkidd, Bangkok, Thailand; Manassak Senachak - Architectkidd, Bangkok, Thailand; Marisa Charusilawong - Architectkidd, Bangkok, Thailand; Chaiyot Pinitjirsamut - C-Insight Co., Bangkok, Thailand; Piroj Chaimongkol - Weint Engineering and Management Co., Bangkok, Thailand Read more »

USA | Van Buren

Energy and water efficient border control station
Main Author
Julie Snow - Julie Snow Architects, Minneapolis, USA
Further Author
Matthew Kreilich - Julie Snow Architects, Minneapolis, USA Read more »

USA | Los Angeles

Zero net energy school building in California
Main Authors
Gloria Lee - Swift Lee Office, Los Angeles, USA; Nathan Swift - Swift Lee Office, Los Angeles, USA
Further Authors
Peter Simmonds - IBE Consulting Engineers, Sherman Oaks, USA; Steve Ratchye - Thornton Tomasetti Inc., San Francisco, USA; Tom Waldron - Butler Manufacturing Company, Santa Ana, USA Read more »

Finalists

Burkina Faso | Gando

Secondary school with passive ventilation system in Burkina Faso
Main Author
Diébédo Francis Kéré - Kéré Architecture, Berlin, Germany Read more »

USA | Los Angeles

Zero net energy school building in California
Main Authors
Gloria Lee - Swift Lee Office, Los Angeles, USA; Nathan Swift - Swift Lee Office, Los Angeles, USA
Further Authors
Peter Simmonds - IBE Consulting Engineers, Sherman Oaks, USA; Steve Ratchye - Thornton Tomasetti Inc., San Francisco, USA; Tom Waldron - Butler Manufacturing Company, Santa Ana, USA Read more »
 
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