An Eco-Park for sustainable research and technology that will promote small and middle-sized enterprises is planned for an industrial zone.
A rehabilitation plan has been proposed to develop the facilities and services needed in the park for opening it to the public and promoting it for cultural, social, sports, and environmental activities – while at the same time maintaining and conserving the park’s natural habitats.
Responding to the housing challenge of rapid urbanization, the project develops a purposefully incomplete structure that is both affordable and rapid to assemble.
Reviving the historic center of a village of 1,600 people, the project responds to isolation and limited resources. Two abandoned buildings will be adapted for reuse as working spaces with an eco-kitchen, followed by the rehabilitation of surrounding spaces.
Chicoco Radio is a floating media platform forwaterfront slum communities, connecting land and water. The design is part of the “African Water Cities” project, which investigates the challenges and opportunities of rapid urbanization and climate change in African coastal cities.
The master plan focuses on rapid urban growth and responds to the needs of the predominantly young population, establishing participatory processes with local cooperatives and stakeholders.
The Chamber of Commerce headquarters aims to contribute to the spatial improvement of the urban environment, and to create an architectural dialog engaged in a global context with a strong local identity.
The project takes on the difficult task to provide public amenities in refugee camps. The proposal for a health center and school was specifically developed for the Mbera refugee camp in southeast Mauritania of more than 70,000 people.
Bio-mimicry drives this design concept, learning from nature’s regulating processes to inspire an understanding of architecture in sync with the environment.
An earthquake devastated Agadir in 1960. The fortified town on the hill was entirely destroyed and the site abandoned. The project establishes a place of contemplation in memory of the 15,000 residents who died in the earthquake.
The proposed scheme redefines understandings of industry, proposing a new system of resource exchange between specific production processes. The design explores synergies between a textile manufacturing facility, agricultural fields, and a sewage treatment plant to create a “Machinarium” of mutually-interrelated systems and subsystems, all working together in a sustainable environment – exploring new architectural typologies which may transform the future of cities.
This project offers a set of sustainable solutions for reactivating the area, transforming waste into energy, and reinstating local artisanship. The project combines a waste-to-energy plant with public facilities and is aimed at raising public awareness regarding an unsustainable condition.
The winners of the Holcim Awards 2014 winners for Africa Middle East have been announced in Beirut. The twelve winning projects share in more than USD 300,000 prize money, and illustrate how sustainable construction continues to evolve – developing more sophisticated and multi-disciplinary responses to the challenges facing the building and construction industry.