LafargeHolcim Foundation Rewarding Excellence in Sustainable Construction
Awards
Regional Holcim Awards 2014
Asia Pacific

Videos

“Sustainability? This is the contribution of my project.”
“Sustainability? This is the contribution of my project.”

Watch a summary of statements by the authors of the Holcim Awards prize winning projects in Asia Pacific: What contribution does my project make to sustainable construction?

Protective Wing: Holcim Awards Gold 2014 for Asia Pacific – Project Overview
Protective Wing: Holcim Awards Gold 2014 for Asia Pacific – Project Overview

Each year, thousands of birds are smuggled in and out of Thailand for their exotic colors and bird calls, to be sold on the world’s growing black market. Rescued birds usually die in confinement because they are retained in cages for up to five years as evidence during prosecution of smugglers. The Bird Sanctuary in Chiang Mai in northern Thailand serves as both an educational facility and a bird rehabilitation center.

Children’s Ziggurat: Holcim Awards Silver 2014 for Asia Pacific – Project Overview
Children’s Ziggurat: Holcim Awards Silver 2014 for Asia Pacific – Project Overview

The Lali Gurans orphanage and library in Kathmandu addresses the needs of an under-served rural population. In a context lacking basic infrastructure, the new facility utilizes low-technology renewable energy and material resources, thus significantly reducing operating costs. Using local construction techniques and materials, the design invests in indigenous workmanship. 

Post-War Collective: Holcim Awards Bronze 2014 for Asia Pacific – Project Overview
Post-War Collective: Holcim Awards Bronze 2014 for Asia Pacific – Project Overview

The project in the rural town of Ambepussa near Colombo, aims to reintegrate former soldiers into post-civil war Sri Lankan society. Coming from underprivileged socio-economic backgrounds, young men are trained in building techniques through their involvement in the construction of public buildings – as for example in the realization of the Community Library in Ambepussa. 

Holcim Awards Acknowledgement prizes 2014 for Asia Pacific
Holcim Awards Acknowledgement prizes 2014 for Asia Pacific

Five equally-ranked Acknowledgement prizes were presented for the region Asia Pacific. The prizes winners: Madhusudhan Rao Chalasani - MADe, Hyderabad, India; Benoît Jacquet - EFEO, Kyoto, Japan, and Manuel Tardits - Mikan, Yokohama, Japan; Maj Plemenitas - LINKSCALE, London, United Kingdom; Tomohiko Amemiya - UNITYDESIGN, Tokyo, Japan; Santi Sombatwichatorn - D I Designs, Bangkok, Thailand. 

Awards Details
Awards

Regional Holcim Awards 2014 Asia Pacific

Related News
Media Release
Showcasing a new horizon of sustainable architecture and design
Showcasing a new horizon of sustainable architecture and design

The newly-published book Fourth Holcim Awards – Sustainable Construction 2014/2015 presents an overview of the current global status of…

Media Release
Top sustainable construction projects focus on local context and enhancing communities
Top sustainable construction projects focus on local context and enhancing communities

The winning projects of the Holcim Awards 2014 Asia Pacific show how building with sustainable construction in mind can enhance the region’s…

Newsletter
Newsletter
LafargeHolcim Foundation
 
     

Search Help

Our website search engine covers the web pages including project descriptions and expert profiles, PDFs, images and videos on the LafargeHolcim Foundation website. To improve your search results, here are some tips:

Basic search

Our search defaults to term-pairing AND. If you search sustainable construction - then the search engine will look for any items containing sustainable AND construction

Union

photovoltaic OR solar

Looks for either word

Nesting

(clay OR mud) AND (school OR university)

Combine alternative terms for more specific searching

Subtraction

geothermal -heating

Excludes a term from results, automatically ANDs other terms listed

Phrases

"zero carbon"

Use quotation marks to search for a specific phrase or combination

Wildcards (one or more characters)

archit*

Asterisk (*) matches any word or phrase - so archit* will find architect, architecture, architectural as well as architrave