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Niger, Dandaji | Gold, Middle East Africa, 2017 | Silver, Global, 2018

Legacy Restored in Niger
Legacy Restored in Niger

Religious and secular complex: A reinterpretation of traditional local construction for a new mosque and community center, creating a space in the village open to all.

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Mariam Kamara - atelier masomi, Niger; Yasaman Esmaili - studio chahar, Iran Read more »

Burkina Faso, Gando | Building Better Recognition, Middle East Africa, 2017 | Gold, Global, 2012

Secondary school with passive ventilation system in Burkina Faso
Secondary school with passive ventilation system in Burkina Faso

The secondary school project uses traditional building materials and technologies and places great emphasis on actively involving the local population in the construction process. Locally-sourced clay is mixed with aggregates and cement to cast walls on-site based on a two-piece formwork. The school is exemplary in terms of its successful approach to the adaptive use of building materials, community development, climatic mitigation and aesthetics.

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Diébédo Francis Kéré - Kéré Architecture, Berlin, Germany Read more »

Canada, Toronto | Acknowledgement prize, North America, 2014

Heritage Reframed
Heritage Reframed

The renovation and extension project currently under construction provides a new home for the John H Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape & Design on the site of a culturally significant nineteenth century structure. The project rehabilitates existing urban, landscape, and architectural elements – and demonstrates the University of Toronto’s aim to foreground sustainability as part of its pedagogic program.

Main Authors
Nader Tehrani - NADAAA, Boston, USA; Katherine Faulkner - NADAAA, Boston, USA Read more »

Austria, Vienna | "Next Generation" 6th prize, Europe, 2014

Air-Shade
Air-Shade

Cooling as a process is one of the biggest energy consumers in the building sector globally. Air-shade addresses this problem by proposing a shading system that is sensitive to solar exposure and powered by air – with no need of any external energy source. It can vary in scale, size, material, and form: the proposed device is therefore applicable to a broad variety of buildings, constructions, façades, roofs, windows, etc.

 

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Nikola Znaor - Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna, Vienna, Austria Read more »

Mexico, Mexico City | Gold, Latin America, 2017 | Gold, Global, 2018

Hydropuncture in Mexico
Hydropuncture in Mexico

Project intermingling flood basins and public amenities, with spaces following the gravitational logic of flowing water in an underprivileged area of Mexico City.

Main Authors
Manuel Perló - Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), Mexico City, Mexico; Loreta Castro - Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), Mexico City, Mexico Read more »

Sri Lanka, Ambepussa | Building Better Recognition, Asia Pacific, 2017 | Silver, Global, 2015

Post-War Collective in Sri Lanka
Post-War Collective in Sri Lanka

Following over 25 years of civil war, the reintegration of young soldiers is one of the great challenges Sri Lanka faces. This Community Library provided young men from underprivileged backgrounds with construction training during the implementation of the building. The slender building with a footprint of 1,400 sq m sits lightly in the landscape and wraps around an inner courtyard, taking full advantage of cross ventilation and daylighting. Rammed-earth walls and recycled materials reduce costs and the ecological footprint.

Main Author
Milinda Pathiraja - Robust Architecture Workshop, Colombo, Sri Lanka Read more »

United Kingdom, London | Bronze, Europe, 2017

United Kingdom, London | "Next Generation" 1st prize, Europe, 2011 | Innovation 3rd prize, Global, 2012

Efficient fabrication system for geometrically complex building elements
Efficient fabrication system for geometrically complex building elements

This entry is focused on the development of a smart but simple methodology to design and prefabricate building elements with complex geometries, which is resource efficient and considerably reduces construction waste. Complex geometries are utilized in contemporary architecture for the construction of concrete or mortar building envelopes, partition walls, horizontal and vertical shading elements and pavements.

Main Author
Povilas Cepaitis - AA School of Architecture, London, United Kingdom Read more »

Germany, Stuttgart | Silver, Europe, 2005 | Gold, Global, 2006

Main Station Stuttgart
Main Station Stuttgart

This winner of the first Global Holcim Awards Gold (2006) places the railway station underground to recover land and to create a new urban area, combining structural and landscape aspects. The Deutsche Bahn project to add a new high-speed line for this city laid out in an underground tunnel at a right angle to the existing tracks started construction in 2015. This will free up development space for a vast new urban quarter. 

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Christoph Ingenhoven - Ingenhoven und Partner Architekten, Dusseldorf, Germany Read more »

USA, New York City | Silver, North America, 2014 | Bronze, Global, 2015

The Dryline
The Dryline

The Dryline (BIG U) addresses New York City’s vulnerability to coastal flooding with a protective ribbon in Southern Manhattan. The 12 km-long infrastructural barrier incorporates public space with the high-water barrier doubling as parks, seating, bicycle shelters or skateboard ramps. Embankments add green areas and spaces beneath elevated roadways are built out with pavilions for public use. In an emergency, the shutters close forming a floodwater barrier.

Main Authors
Kai-Uwe Bergmann - BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group, New York, USA; Bjarke Ingels - BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group, New York, USA; Matthijs Bouw - One Architecture, Amsterdam, Netherlands; Thomas Christoffersen - BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group, New York, USA; Daniel Kidd - BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group, New York, USA; Jeremy Siegel - BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group, New York, USA; Laura Starr - Starr Whitehouse Landscape Architects and Planners, New York, USA; Stephen Whitehouse - Starr Whitehouse Landscape Architects and Planners, New York, USA; Andrea Parker - Starr Whitehouse Landscape Architects and Planners, New York, USA; Melon Wedick - Starr Whitehouse Landscape Architects and Planners, New York, USA; James Lima - James Lima Planning + Development, New York, USA; Steven Baumgartner - Buro Happold Engineering, New York City, USA; Byron Stigge - Level Agency for Infrastructure, New York, USA; Ivo de Jeu - One Architecture, Amsterdam, Netherlands; Christina Kaunzinger - Green Shield Ecology, Bridgewater, USA; Edgar J. Westerhof - ARCADIS, USA; Daniel Payne - AEA Consulting, Beacon, USA; Prem Krishnamurthy - Project Projects, New York, New York, USA Read more »
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