Francisco Pardo and Julio Amezcua were finalists in the Global Awards 2015 for their school design concept Kokokali. The two Mexico-based architects recently attended the International LafargeHolcim Forum in Detroit, where the Foundation took the opportunity to recognize their project with a Global Finalist certificate. The project was praised by the Global Awards jury for creatively re-thinking “the school” as a building type, and for reassessing buildings for education and investigating their architectural potential from an entirely new perspective.
Carolyn Aguilar, Dean of Architecture at the Universidad Iberoamericana (IBERO) in Mexico City and frequent member of the Awards competition juries congratulated the architects. She noted the ongoing success of projects from Mexico in the Awards competition – and looked forward to the next cycle of the competition; the 5th International LafargeHolcim Awards for Sustainable Construction will open for entries on July 4, 2016.
Francisco Pardo, Julio Amezcua and Carolyn Aguilar were part of a gathering of more than 300 leading thinkers from architecture, civil engineering, urban planning, social science, business, and industry from 40 countries who gathered at the 5th LafargeHolcim Forum on “Infrastructure Space” held in Detroit, USA. The three-day symposium examined how to deliver long-term infrastructure that is aligned with sustaining the human habitat.