LafargeHolcim Foundation Rewarding Excellence in Sustainable Construction
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Regional Holcim Awards 2014
Latin America

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“Sustainability? This is the contribution of my project” – Latin America
“Sustainability? This is the contribution of my project” – Latin America

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

Articulated Site: Holcim Awards Gold 2014 for Latin America
Articulated Site: Holcim Awards Gold 2014 for Latin America

A landscape and urban design project for a public park in Medellín, Colombia, that merges social imperatives with technical requirements won the top prize. Architects Mario Camargo and Luis Tombé from Colectivo 720 in Colombia designed a park that encompasses landscape and urban design, as well as architecture and urban planning. The public space and pre-existing elements are transformed to create an outdoor auditorium and venues for a range of community activities. 

Arboreal Platform: Holcim Awards Silver 2014 for Latin America
Arboreal Platform: Holcim Awards Silver 2014 for Latin America

The headquarters of Fundación para el Desarrollo de la Cordillera Volcánica Central in Puerto Viejo de Sarapiquí, Costa Rica, received the silver award. Román Cordero from PLUG architecture in Mexico designed an elevated wooden structure that is sensitive to its context and uses low-cost passive and active systems to minimize its environmental footprint. The wooden structure is covered by a roof constructed with panels made of recycled aluminium milk packages.

Children’s House: Holcim Awards Bronze 2014 for Latin America
Children’s House: Holcim Awards Bronze 2014 for Latin America

A school building in San Andrés Payuca in Mexico founded on an alternative educational model received the Bronze Award. The self-built school design led by architects Julio Amezuca and Francisco Pardo of AT103 in Mexico proposes the use of cement-reinforced compacted earth blocks with tapered corners that permit assembly in a series of curves based on organic principles.

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Regional Holcim Awards 2014 Latin America

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