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Guests at the reception following the LafargeHolcim Awards prize handover ceremony.
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Illuminated posters of the LafargeHolcim Awards prize winning projects from Middle East Africa and introducing the LafargeHolcim Foundation.
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Entertainment at the ceremony included The Slum Drummers, a community-based group of young drummers whose goal is to share musical practices and social topics with young people - encouraging them to stay away from drugs alcohol and all the risks they can face in a slum: www.slumdrummers.co.ke.
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Guests at the reception following the LafargeHolcim Awards prize handover ceremony.
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LafargeHolcim Awards Acknowledgement prize winning team for Refrigerating Jar - Shea butter storage for Nyingali community (l-r): Wonjoon Han and Gahee Van, VHAN, South Korea, and Sookhee Yuk, Make Africa Better, South Korea with welcome staff in traditional dress.
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A warm welcome by traditionally dressed Kenyans at the LafargeHolcim Awards ceremony at the Kenya National Theater.
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Internationally-renowned Suzanna Owiyo performed her fusion of western Kenyan music, traditional African instruments and contemporary rhythms.
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Guests at the reception following the LafargeHolcim Awards prize handover ceremony.
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Next Generation 2nd prize winners for Recovering Aleppo - Rubble recycling units (l-r): Ghaith Abi Ghanem, GHAITH&JAD Architecture and Design; Nour Madi, American University of Beirut (AUB) and Jad Melki, GHAITH&JAD Architecture and Design, Lebanon.
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Illuminated posters of the LafargeHolcim Awards prize winning projects from Middle East Africa and introducing the LafargeHolcim Foundation.
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Guests gather at the Kenya National Theater for the first LafargeHolcim Awards ceremony of the 2017 cycle.
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Reception following the LafargeHolcim Awards ceremony at the Kenya National Theater.
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Guests at the reception following the LafargeHolcim Awards prize handover ceremony.
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Reception following the LafargeHolcim Awards ceremony at the Kenya National Theater.
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5616 x 3744 px
Guests at the reception following the LafargeHolcim Awards prize handover ceremony.
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Delegation from Jordan including Next Generation 4th prize winner for Steps of Amman - Urban stair and library (3rd from right): Noor Marji, German Jordanian University, Amman, Jordan.
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Internationally-renowned Suzanna Owiyo performed her fusion of western Kenyan music, traditional African instruments and contemporary rhythms.
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The project's two buildings are a 2,600m2 K-5 building with media library and cafeteria, and 2,000m2 building with classrooms for grades 6-8 and gymnasium.
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Clerestory windows, prismatic skylights and light scoops direct daylight into all the classrooms. At the same time, passive elements including deep overhangs, perforated sunscreens and metal curtains reduce heat and glare.
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To accommodate multiple uses and space requirements the design incorporates a variable mezzanine configurations and uses non-structural demountable interior partition walls.
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The school building is designed to benefit from daylight, and also mitigate solar heat gain and glare.
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By focusing the design on systems and performance, the discussion of building cost is shifted away from the short-term cost of construction to life cycle cost.
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Reconfigurable gymnasium.
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Gloria Lee: “I think sustainability has to be thought more broadly, not just about getting LEED points, or just using recycled material. But really about holistically seeing how sustainable is it to provide a learning environment for children who we want them to grow up to be stewards of our planet.”
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Groundwork preparations.
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For economy and maximum adaptability, a fixed system consisting of the exterior building frame, stairs, elevator, plumbing, electrical, and firewall is consistent throughout the different plan configurations.
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Pre-engineered systems and components that are designed to work together create energy-efficient structures that are flexible enough to accommodate a wide variety of uses and make future renovations less costly to execute than with conventional construction.
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The Building Better Recognition Middle East Africa 2017 was presented by José Cantillana (left), Area Manager LafargeHolcim for East and South Africa to Francis Kéré, Principal of Kéré Architecture, Burkina Faso/Germany for his school building in Burkina Faso, which won the Global LafargeHolcim Award Gold in 2012.
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“In creating the LafargeHolcim Awards, we didn’t want to just pat people on the back for designs that had been completed – we wanted to encourage bold new steps that moved building and construction forward.” - Saâd Sebbar, Member of the Executive Committee of LafargeHolcim responsible for Middle East Africa
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The first LafargeHolcim Building Better Recognition was presented to Francis Kéré (right) of Kéré Architecture, Berlin. His Secondary school in Gando, Burkina Faso won the Global LafargeHolcim Awards Gold 2012. Today, the school is reality for hundreds of children and stands the test of time.
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Edward Schwarz, General Manager of the LafargeHolcim Foundation, introduced the Foundation and its activities and put the Awards in a global context.
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LafargeHolcim Awards Next Generation 1st prize winner Heidi van Eeden, University of Pretoria, Cape Town, South Africa presents her project Brick kiln and incremental development project, Soshanguve, South Africa at the media briefing.
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LafargeHolcim Awards Bronze 2017 winners Joana Dabaj (speaking), CatalyticAction, El Mina Tripoli, Lebanon and Riccardo Conti, CatalyticAction, London, present their project Pavilion Re-claimed: Adaptive reuse for refugee education, the El Marj, Lebanon at the media briefing.
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A impressive number of Kenyan and international journalists attended the media briefing following the prize handover ceremony of the LafargeHolcim Awards for Sustainable Construction in region Middle East Africa.
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In his motivating and candid speech at the Awards ceremony in Nairobi, Francis Kéré affirmed that sustainable construction requires an attitude that goes well beyond design and makes a difference for future generations.
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LafargeHolcim Awards Silver winner Fatima-azzahra Bendahmane, Ecoactiva, Casablanca, Morocco presents her project Weaving and Stamping: Elementary school and craft training center, Aït Benhaddou, Morocco at the media briefing.
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A impressive number of Kenyan and international journalists attended the media briefing following the prize handover ceremony of the LafargeHolcim Awards for Sustainable Construction in region Middle East Africa.
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LafargeHolcim Awards Gold winners Nigerien architect Mariam Kamara (speaking), and Iranian architect Yasaman Esmaili present their project Religious and secular complex, Dandaji, Niger at the media briefing.
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LafargeHolcim Awards Bronze 2017 winners Riccardo Conti (speaking), CatalyticAction, London and Joana Dabaj, CatalyticAction, El Mina Tripoli, Lebanon present their project Pavilion Re-claimed: Adaptive reuse for refugee education, the El Marj, Lebanon at the media briefing.
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Dr. Daniel O. Manduku, Director of the National Construction Authority of Kenya, explained the national context and the importance of pursuing sustainable construction.
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LafargeHolcim Awards Gold winners Iranian architect Yasaman Esmaili (speaking), and Nigerien architect Mariam Kamara, present their project Religious and secular complex, Dandaji, Niger at the media briefing.
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Nairobi National Park, the first national park in Kenya which was established in 1946 and is 7km from the city centre, was the venue for the lunch break on the second day program.
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The very first LafargeHolcim Building Better Recognition was presented to Francis Kéré from Germany for his school building in Burkina Faso, which won the Global LafargeHolcim Award Gold in 2012.
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Acknowledgement prize winners (l-r): Gahee Van and Wonjoon Han of VHAN and Sookhee Yuk, Make Africa Better, all Seoul, South Korea for Refrigerating Jar: Shea butter storage for Nyingali community, Karaga District, Ghana.
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Winners of the LafargeHolcim Awards Next Generation 2nd prize 2017 Middle East Africa (l-r): Ghaith Abi Ghanem, Beirut, Lebanon and Nour Madi and Jad Melki of Ghaith&Jad, Beirut, Lebanon for Recovering Aleppo: Rubble recycling units, Aleppo, Syria.
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Winner of the LafargeHolcim Awards Next Generation 1st prize 2017 Middle East Africa Heidi van Eeden, University of Pretoria, Cape Town, South Africa for Brick-Works: Brick kiln and incremental development project, Soshanguve, South Africa.
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Winner of the LafargeHolcim Awards Silver 2017 Middle East Africa Fatima-azzahra Bendahmane, Ecoactiva, Casablanca, Morocco for Weaving and Stamping: Elementary school and craft training center, Aït Benhaddou, Morocco.
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Welcoming guests on behalf of the host Country of the LafargeHolcim Awards ceremony for Middle East Africa was Dr. John Simba, Chairman of the Board of Bamburi Cement, the member of LafargeHolcim in Kenya.
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Main prize winners (l-r): Fatima-azzahra Bendahmane, Morocco (Silver); Yasaman Esmaili, Iran/USA and Mariam Kamara, Niger/USA (Gold); and Joana Dabaj, Riccardo Conti, Luca Astorri and Joana Dabaj, Lebanon/United Kingom (Bronze).
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LafargeHolcim Awards Bronze 2017 winners (l-r): Ronan Glynn, Joana Dabaj, Riccardo Conti and Luca Astorri of CatalyticAction, Lebanon & United Kingdom.
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