LafargeHolcim Foundation Rewarding Excellence in Sustainable Construction
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Regional LafargeHolcim Awards 2017
Middle East Africa

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Legacy Restored: LafargeHolcim Awards Gold 2017 Middle East Africa
Legacy Restored: LafargeHolcim Awards Gold 2017 Middle East Africa

Reinterpretation of traditional local construction for a new mosque and community center in Dandaji, Niger, creating a space in the village open to all.

Weaving and Stamping: LafargeHolcim Awards Silver 2017 Middle East Africa
Weaving and Stamping: LafargeHolcim Awards Silver 2017 Middle East Africa

Learning complex in the village of Aït Benhaddou in Morocco uses architecture, form, and space to claim artisanship and handiwork as living and modern traditions.

Pavilion Re-claimed: LafargeHolcim Awards Bronze 2017 Middle East Africa
Pavilion Re-claimed: LafargeHolcim Awards Bronze 2017 Middle East Africa

In the El Marj, Lebanon, located in an informal settlement for Syrian refugees, the project creates a dignified school environment from the leftover materials of a temporary pavilion in a collaborative and smart reassembly of its components.

Ascending Array: Acknowledgement 2017 Middle East Africa
Ascending Array: Acknowledgement 2017 Middle East Africa

Sweep of gently curving roof elements and screen enclosures for a library in Lilongwe, Malawi transcending sustainable construction into one integrated and elegant design.

Reel to Real: Acknowledgement 2017 Middle East Africa
Reel to Real: Acknowledgement 2017 Middle East Africa

Film training center for East Africa in Kampala, Uganda conceived as a cinematic series of spaces wrapped in brick and intended to empower a new generation of filmmakers to see and narrate their experiences for a global audience.

Refrigerating Jar: Acknowledgement 2017 Middle East Africa
Refrigerating Jar: Acknowledgement 2017 Middle East Africa

Fostering the production of shea butter as an important local trade, the striking towers of the storage units are designed for passive cooling and allude to traditional local architecture in Karaga District, Ghana.

Through the Looking-Glass: Acknowledgement 2017 Middle East Africa
Through the Looking-Glass: Acknowledgement 2017 Middle East Africa

Exuberant and playful transformation of traditional type forms for a healing center for children with Nodding Disease aimed at community-building after decades of conflict in Odek, Uganda. 

Francis Kéré receives first LafargeHolcim Building Better Recognition
Francis Kéré receives first LafargeHolcim Building Better Recognition

The first LafargeHolcim Building Better Recognition Middle East Africa goes to Kéré Architecture, Berlin, Germany, for “Secondary school with passive ventilation system,” a project that earned the Global LafargeHolcim Awards Gold 2012. The jury was impressed by its “beauty and innovative architectural concept and example for new sustainable construction from a materials and technology perspective.” Today, the secondary school is reality for hundreds of children and standing the test of time in Gando, Burkina Faso.

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