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Together with a dozen mentors they spent an entire weekend searching for ways to minimize the embodied carbon footprint of a reference building.
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“If the most suitable construction methods don’t exist, invent them!” – John Orr, Lecturer in Concrete Structures, University of Cambridge, UK.
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Encouraging participants to think “beyond-the-box” – Sandra Boivin, Head of R&D at the LafargeHolcim Innovation Center, France.
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John Orr, Lecturer in Concrete Structures, University of Cambridge (United Kingdom) illustrated the impact by reducing carbon where it really makes a difference using the example of one of the earliest LafargeHolcim Awards winning projects: “Efficient Fabric-Formed Concrete” by Mark West, Canada.
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Motivating participants to minimize the embodied carbon footprint of buildings – Michael Scharpf, Lead Manager Sustainable Construction of LafargeHolcim, Switzerland.
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“Doing more with less” – Edward Schwarz, General Manager of the LafargeHolcim Foundation, Switzerland.
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50 students from ten European countries participated in the “Zero Carbon Hack” at the global LafargeHolcim Innovation Centre in Lyon, France.
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50 students from ten European countries participated in the “Zero Carbon Hack” at the global LafargeHolcim Innovation Centre in Lyon, France.
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Could a gingerbread house be taken as a model for its known, non-toxic ingredients?
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The space usually assigned to developing prototypes, researching and testing building materials familiar to many of the workers became the setting for a very personal LafargeHolcim Awards prize celebration.
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More than 80 of the project’s enthusiastic workforce met in the backyard of Atelier masōmī in Niamey, the capital of Niger.
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More than 80 of the project’s enthusiastic workforce met in the backyard of Atelier masōmī in Niamey, the capital of Niger.
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More than 80 of the project’s enthusiastic workforce met in the backyard of Atelier masōmī in Niamey, the capital of Niger to recognize the dedicated labor force of local masons, electrical- and metal-workers and technicians.
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Mariam Kamara (right), project co-author and Founder of Atelier masōmī, thanked the team of artisans and explained that in winning an international Award, their work was a source of pride far beyond the borders of the country.
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Each member of the construction team was individually presented with a memento from the LafargeHolcim Foundation.
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Holding the trophies received by the project: LafargeHolcim Awards Gold 2017 for Middle East Africa (left) and Global LafargeHolcim Awards Silver 2018 (right).
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More than 80 of the project’s enthusiastic workforce met in the backyard of Atelier masōmī in Niamey, the capital of Niger.
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More than 80 of the project’s enthusiastic workforce met in the backyard of Atelier masōmī in Niamey, the capital of Niger to recognize the dedicated labor force of local masons, electrical- and metal-workers and technicians.
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“Everyone involved should be proud of a job well done and the international recognition we received,” said the designers.
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Trophies received by the project: LafargeHolcim Awards Gold 2017 for Middle East Africa (left), prize certificate (centre) and Global LafargeHolcim Awards Silver 2018 (right).
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“The LafargeHolcim Awards prize had a tremendously positive impact on how our local heritage, our culture, our building tradition and our skilled workforce is perceived,” said Mariam Kamara.
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Co-author Yasaman Esmaili (pictured on mobile phone), Founder of studio chahar, wasn’t able to attend in person but congratulated each and every worker via FaceTime as they were presented with their memento.
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Each member of the construction team was individually presented with a memento from the LafargeHolcim Foundation.
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Each memento was presented in a box showing the LafargeHolcim Awards trophies and project authors.
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The host city for the LafargeHolcim Awards 2020 in region Middle East Africa is Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
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The host city for the LafargeHolcim Awards 2020 in region North America is Toronto, Canada.
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Sydney, Australia will host the LafargeHolcim Awards 2020 for region Asia Pacific.
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Guayaquil, Ecuador will host the LafargeHolcim Awards 2020 for region Latin America.
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Sydney, Australia will host the LafargeHolcim Awards 2020 for region Asia Pacific.
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The host city for the LafargeHolcim Awards 2020 in region North America is Toronto, Canada.
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Athens, Greece will host the LafargeHolcim Awards 2020 for region Europe.
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Athens, Greece will host the LafargeHolcim Awards 2020 for region Europe.
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The host city for the LafargeHolcim Awards 2020 in region Middle East Africa is Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
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Borrowing technology from the marine industry, Lord Norman Foster designed the roof of Apple’s Steve Jobs Theater as a 70-ton fiberglass disc.
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Guayaquil, Ecuador will host the LafargeHolcim Awards 2020 for region Latin America.
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The LafargeHolcim Awards Talk is a free event will be held on Thursday October 31, 2019 17:30-19:30 at Simpul Space #4 in Bandung, Indonesia.
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Building panels made from pressed beverage cartons. The panels have been used structurally in a pavilion designed by Philippe Block and Dirk Hebel, ETH Zurich. (Photo Courtesy: Felix Heisel, ETH Zurich).
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Gilles Delalex (Studio Muoto), former LafargeHolcim Awards Silver winner for Public Condenser in France, a low-cost flexible university building on the new Paris-Saclay university campus.
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Panelists (l-r): moderator Jean-Philippe Hugron (Le Courrier de l’Architecte), Meriem Chabani (TXKL), Gilles Delalex (Studio Muoto) and Alexandre Theriot (BRUTHER) discuss the career benefits of entering architecture competitions – including the LafargeHolcim Awards.
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Jeanette Kuo, Karamuk Kuo Architects
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An enthusiastic audience of young professionals in a fitting setting for discussions on architecture and its changing role: Established in 1619, the Maison de l’architecture Ile de France has been a Franciscan convent, military barracks, textiles factory, palliative care hospice, and school of architecture.
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A panel discussion on the theme “Architecture at what Prize?” confirmed how the LafargeHolcim Awards competition has boosted careers for both established and emerging architects in France.
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Meriem Chabani (TXKL), former LafargeHolcim Awards Next Generation prize winner for Re-Made Fabric in Bangladesh, a garment district intervention in Chittagong.
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“We are facing a material problem in a dimension never seen before.” – Werner Sobek (right), Director, Institute for Lightweight Structures & Conceptual Design, University of Stuttgart, Germany during the concluding panel of the 6th LafargeHolcim Forum with Anna Heringer (left), Honorary Professor, UNESCO Chair for Earthen Architecture, Constructive Cultures and Sustainable Development, Austria.
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R128 project designed by Werner Sobek is fully dismountable and recyclable, significantly reducing waste when the building has reached its end-of-use cycle. Image © Zooey Braun.
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R128 project designed by Werner Sobek is fully dismountable and recyclable, significantly reducing waste when the building has reached its end-of-use cycle. Image © Zooey Braun.
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R128 project designed by Werner Sobek is fully dismountable and recyclable, significantly reducing waste when the building has reached its end-of-use cycle. Image © Zooey Braun.
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Laterite is a widely available and very practical building material.
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The primary school in Gando is built of clay, a material that no longer had a good reputation among the local population.
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Marc Angélil, LafargeHolcim Foundation Board member and Professor of Architecture & Design presented his farewell lecture at ETH Zurich “Tales of Territory: Athropocene, Urbicene, Capitalocene”. He began his lecture in the Alpine valleys of Central Switzerland where Charles Giron’s “The Cradle of the Confederation” depicts the 1291 founding of the Swiss nation – and continued on a global tour of political, social and economic drivers of global urbanization.
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