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Christophe Levy
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Terraced platforms on the four-hectare parcel of land are ready to be turned into recreational space open to the public while operating as water management system for the entire neighborhood.
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From fenced-in wasteland to a playground including basketball and volleyball fields, an open-air theatre, library, cafeteria and public toilets – above a system of pipes and basins managing roughly 70,000 m3 of run-off water a year.
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Two pre-existing infiltration basins are integrated into the project – increasing their capacity by one third.
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A concrete structure is being built to accommodate cisterns as part of the water management system.
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Storm and wastewater from the settlements on the hillside of the volcanic mountains will be collected and treated at Quebradora Water Park.
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3.0 MONAD Corvette Landing: The 12-storey mass timber pre-fabricated modular construction will provide 83 affordable homes and won the LafargeHolcim Awards Silver for North America in 2017.
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LafargeHolcim Awards competition is "a great opportunity to get your ideas out and seen"
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"Dig and delve into issues of sustainability" - Mariam Kamara
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The Seebaldt Pilot (TSP) is based on acquisition and use of concentrations of vacant parcels along Maplewood, Ironwood, and Beechwood – the “Energy Avenues” – for solar and geothermal energy generation and water management.
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Library.
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Metallurgy.
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Applying the grooved finish to exterior walls.
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Team.
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Library mezzanine.
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Library central space.
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Located on the hillside of Sierra Santa Catarina, the site directly serves 28,000 inhabitants in urgent need of recreational spaces and water. By removing the borders and placing a transparent permeable fence, the place becomes a sustainable water management landmark located in an important crossroads. It fosters street life by adopting Paraíso Street and turning it into a shared mobility thoroughfare with commerce, reducing crime in what the community detected as the most dangerous street in the area.
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Living space – 2 bedroom apartment.
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Living space – 3 bedroom penthouse.
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Studio apartment.
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Living space – 2 bedroom apartment.
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« Un complexe à la fois religieux et laïc » – Mariam Kamara et la conception durable
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Cross section: Molding the site through a strategy of stone retention walls and platforms.
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View of communal playa at south entrance: “Alpana” are colourful geometric motifs, a sacred folk art in Bangladesh. The patterns are used to enliven the soffits over the public spaces.
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View of breezeway atrium.
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Section along breezeways.
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View of breezeway atrium.
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View of social and interaction space.
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View of bike park at south entrance plaza: the university links into the existing street network.
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View of rain garden.
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South to north aerial view of university: the university is composed as an assemblage of components which echo the scale and proportion of the surrounding developments, unified by an energy harvesting canopy.
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“Legacy Restored”, Global LafargeHolcim Awards Silver winning project in Niger, is a religious and secular complex that creates a civic space open to all and champions local artisanship, traditional building techniques and materials produced on site.
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Morro da Formiga, bordering the Tijuca Forest and Tijuca neighborhood in Rio de Janeiro demonstrates the Água Carioca system applied at scale ‘M’. The Cascata River will have the same quality upon entering as upon leaving the Favela. The river will be swimmable and usable for recreational purposes and most importantly become a shining example of how environmental pollution and river degradation in informal neighborhoods can be reversed.
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The canal area, which cuts through the urban agglomeration could be regarded as a vast urban landscape, and as a backdrop to the city where activity is proudly on show.
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Besides covering the school operation costs, the reconversion into a summer camp during vacations allows providing an affordable hosting within the village, which contributes in fostering hosting structures, diversity, and thus boosting the village attractiveness.
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Members of the global jury (l-r): Marc Angélil, Stuart Smith, Brinda Somaya and Diébédo Francis Kéré.
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Ground Floor, Community hall highlighting openness of the space and its relation to courtyard. The courtyard and stairway leading to the first floor merge to form a playful stepped pavilion, as an extension of the community space.
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The global jury review the finalist submissions for the Global LafargeHolcim Awards 2018.
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Members of the Global LafargeHolcim Awards jury 2018 (l-r): Marc Angélil, Xuemei Bai, Rolf Soiron, Jens Diebold, Diébédo Francis Kéré, Werner Sobek, Brinda Somaya, Alejandro Aravena, and Stuart Smith.
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“Grassroots Microgrid”, Global LafargeHolcim Awards Bronze winning project in Detroit, is a community-driven initiative enabling neighborhoods to reach energy autonomy and creating a new economic paradigm for community renewal.
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Members of the global jury in the exhibition of finalist submissions (l-r): Rolf Soiron, Roland Köhler (observer), Marc Angélil, Alejandro Aravena, Brinda Somaya, Xuemei Bai, Diébédo Francis Kéré, and Stuart Smith.
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Members of the global jury (l-r): Rolf Soiron, Werner Sobek, Alejandro Aravena and Xuemei Bai.
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1Members of the global jury (l-r): Rolf Soiron, Alejandro Aravena, and Xuemei Bai.
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“Hydropuncture”, Global LafargeHolcim Awards Gold winning project in Mexico City, is a water retention and treatment complex including flood basins and public amenities with spaces that follow the gravitational logic of flowing water.
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Serving a dense, impoverished neighborhood of Mexico City, this project combines much-needed water infrastructure with a new type of public space.
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Publicly accessible water retention & treatment complex, Mexico
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Community-driven neighborhood planning, USA
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“Ingenious detail to achieve large-scale effect” – Marc Angélil
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Office of the LafargeHolcim Foundation for Sustainable Construction (l-r): Marc Zutter, Kathrin Rüegger, Carmen Schmid-Zeindler, Sibylle Bielefeldt, Kevin Jones and Edward Schwarz.
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