To coincide with the Bandung Design Biennale, the LafargeHolcim Foundation is conducting a two-hour seminar and dinner on October 31, 2019. Under the theme of “Architecture Awards: No/Maybe/Yes?”, the event will include a presentation by Nirmal Kishnani on transforming architecture and urbanism in Asia, and a discussion panel led by former LafargeHolcim Awards prize winners Florian Heinzelmann and Daliana Suryawinata of SHAU.
Nirmal Kishnani, Assistant Professor of Architecture at the National University of Singapore, will present the research behind his latest book, “Ecopuncture”. His research proposes and demonstrates the possibilities inherent in a systemic approach to our buildings and cities, integrating the needs of humanity and nature into tapestries of innovative design. “Ecopuncture is acupuncture for the built environment. Every designed object affects the wider condition within which it is nested,” he said.
Florian Heinzelmann and Daliana Suryawinata (pictured left) of SHAU will discuss the LafargeHolcim Awards competition and the benefits they have experienced as winners of a Silver prize in region Asia Pacific for their series of “Microlibrary” learning centers that aim to raise literacy across Indonesia by offering attractive spaces for reading. For the project authors, the Awards competition has boosted the project, their careers, and opportunities for networking. The “Microlibrary in Indonesia” project was praised by the independent jury for “reinforcing literacy and defining community” and was also shortlisted for the Aga Khan Award for Architecture in 2019.
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. Register to secure your place at:
Nirmal Kishnani is also Head of the LafargeHolcim Awards competition for region Asia Pacific in 2020. The world’s most significant competition for sustainable design is open for entries until February 25, 2020 at: