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Regional LafargeHolcim Awards 2017
Middle East Africa

Regional LafargeHolcim Awards 2017 Middle East Africa

The winners of the LafargeHolcim Awards 2017 winners for Middle East Africa have been announced in Nairobi, Kenya. 

Sustainability in building is rapidly gaining significance in the Middle East Africa region – particularly among female professionals and young graduates in architecture and engineering. The majority of the prize-winning projects dealt with education and the contemporary promotion of traditional manual skills.

Winners

Gold | USD 100,000 | Dandaji, Niger

Legacy Restored in Niger
Legacy Restored in Niger
Religious and secular complex
Main Author
Mariam Kamara - atelier masomi, Niger; Yasaman Esmaili - studio chahar, Iran Read more »

Silver | USD 50,000 | Aït Benhaddou, Morocco

Weaving and Stamping in Morocco
Weaving and Stamping in Morocco
Elementary school and craft training center
Main Author
Fatima-azzahra Bendahmane - Ecoactiva, Casablanca, Morocco Read more »

Bronze | USD 30,000 | El Marj, Lebanon

Pavilion Re-claimed in Lebanon
Pavilion Re-claimed in Lebanon
Adaptive reuse for refugee education
Main Author
Joana Dabaj - CatalyticAction, Tripoli, Lebanon; Riccardo Conti - CatalyticAction, London, United Kingdom; Matteo Zerbi - CatalyticAction, London, United Kingdom
Further Author(s)
Elena Brunete - CatalyticAction, Madrid, Spain; Ronan Glynn - CatalyticAction, London, United Kingdom Read more »

Acknowledgement prizes

Acknowledgement prize | USD 20,000 | Lilongwe, Malawi

Ascending Array in Malawi
Ascending Array in Malawi
Miracle for Africa Foundation central library
Main Author
Steven Holl - Steven Holl Architects, New York City, USA Read more »

Acknowledgement prize | USD 20,000 | Kampala, Uganda

Reel to Real in Uganda
Reel to Real in Uganda
Maisha Film Lab headquarters
Main Author
Raul Pantaleo - TAMassociati, Trieste, Italy; Massimo Lepore - TAMassociati, Venice, Italy; Simone Sfriso - TAMassociati, Venice, Italy
Further Author(s)
Enrico Vianello - TAMassociati, Venice, Italy; Laura Candelpergher - TAMassociati, Trieste, Italy Read more »

Acknowledgement prize | USD 20,000 | Karaga, Ghana

Refrigerating Jar in Ghana
Refrigerating Jar in Ghana
Shea butter storage for Nyingali community
Main Author
Wonjoon Han - VHAN, Seoul, South Korea; Sookhee Yuk - Make Africa Better, Seoul, South Korea; Gahee Van - VHAN, Seoul, South Korea Read more »

Acknowledgement prize | USD 20,000 | Odek, Uganda

Through the Looking-Glass in Uganda
Through the Looking-Glass in Uganda
Odek Center for Nodding Disease
Main Author
Andrew Amara - Studio Flame, Kampala, Uganda
Further Author(s)
Philip Murungi - Studio Flame, Kampala, Uganda Read more »

"Next Generation" prizes

"Next Generation" 1st prize | USD 25,000 | Soshanguve, South Africa

Brick-Works in South Africa
Brick-Works in South Africa
Brick kiln and incremental development project
Main Author
Heidi van Eeden - University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa Read more »

"Next Generation" 2nd prize | USD 20,000 | Aleppo, Syria

Recovering Aleppo in Syria
Recovering Aleppo in Syria
Rubble recycling units
Main Author
Nour Madi - American University of Beirut (AUB), Beirut, Lebanon; Jad Melki - GHAITH&JAD Architecture and Design, Beirut, Lebanon; Ghaith Abi Ghanem - GHAITH&JAD Architecture and Design, Beirut, Lebanon Read more »

"Next Generation" 3rd prize | USD 15,000 | Cairo, Egypt

(In)formal Pattern Language in Egypt
(In)formal Pattern Language in Egypt
Designing processes for informal settlements
Main Author
Nada Nafeh - The American University in Cairo, Cairo, Egypt Read more »

"Next Generation" 4th prize | USD 10,000 | Amman, Jordan

Steps of Amman in Jordan
Steps of Amman in Jordan
Urban stair and library
Main Author
Noor Marji - German Jordanian University, Amman, Jordan Read more »

Recognition

Building Better Recognition | Gando, Burkina Faso

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