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USA, Wellesley | Bronze, North America, 2017

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

Canada, Vancouver | Silver, North America, 2017

Stacked in Canada
Stacked in Canada

This project achieves midrise, mixed-use housing through a modular panel system that can adapt to create a variety of unit layouts and architectural forms, Vancouver, Canada.

Main Authors
Cynthia Wilson - LWPAC + Intelligent City, Vancouver, Canada; Oliver Lang - LWPAC + Intelligent City, Vancouver, Canada 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 facing Sri Lanka. This Community Library retrained a labor force geared for combat with building skills to equip them for post-military life. The slender building 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.

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

Colombia, Bogotá | Acknowledgement prize, Latin America, 2014

Breathing Envelope
Breathing Envelope

Ágora Bogotá will be unique. The city’s new convention center is stacked vertically to minimize the building’s footprint and to correspondingly maximize the surface area of outdoor public spaces in the heart of the city. The building features high levels of flexibility without compromising its architectural quality that is illuminated and ventilated naturally through an actively responding and acoustically sealed enclosure.

Main Authors
Daniel Bermúdez Samper - Bermúdez Arquitectos, Bogota, Colombia; Juan Herreros - Estudio Herreros, Madrid, Spain 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 »

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 »

Argentina, Punta Loyola | "Next Generation" 1st prize, Latin America, 2017 | Ideas prize, Global, 2018

USA, Cherry Valley | "Next Generation" 1st prize, North America, 2017 | Ideas prize, Global, 2018

Cooling Roof in California
Cooling Roof in California

This project is a research investigation on how to cool large-scale structures using water on the roof as a thermal insulator and solar reflector, including a prototype in Cherry Valley in California, USA.

 

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Georgina Baronian - Princeton University, Princeton, USA Read more »

USA, Detroit | Gold, North America, 2017 | Bronze, Global, 2018

Grassroots Microgrid in Michigan
Grassroots Microgrid in Michigan

This neighborhood-scale project reimagines empty lots as collective infrastructure for energy and food production, as well as civic engagement, Detroit, USA. 

Main Author
Constance C. Bodurow - studio[Ci], Detroit, USA Read more »
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