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Colombia, Medellín | Building Better Recognition, Latin America, 2017 | Gold, Global, 2015
The UVA de La Imaginación project centers on creating high quality public spaces inserted into low-income, dense neighborhoods at a reservoir where two giant water tanks have been replaced by new infrastructure. The architecture takes inspiration from the site’s history, surrounding topography, and structure of existing tanks and pools, resulting in an intervention with minimal environmental impact. The project opened in 2015 and forms part of a network of 20 parks.
Germany, Berlin | Gold, Europe, 2011 | Bronze, Global, 2012
This project is located in the city center and turns an unused arm of the River Spree into a natural 745m “swimming pool”. The pool is the equivalent of 17 Olympic swimming pools and features a 780m-long reed bed filtration system. The Flussbad will have a strong impact on the quality of urban life.
India, New Delhi | "Next Generation" 3rd prize, Asia Pacific, 2011
In underdeveloped settlements, a lack of sanitation is one of the major problems. By applying an additive strategy, this project in a resettlement area of Savda Gherva significantly improves hygiene and strengthens social cohesion within the local community by involving the residents throughout the process. A pilot project commenced in 2012 to provide off-grid sanitation to more than 1,500 people.
United Kingdom, London | Bronze, Europe, 2017
Air Rights: Prototype for a low-carbon architecture built above existing public parking spaces – an ingenious solution to solve London’s housing shortage.Read more »
Germany, Stuttgart | Silver, Europe, 2005 | Gold, Global, 2006
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.
USA, New York City | Silver, North America, 2014 | Bronze, Global, 2015
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.
USA, Detroit | Gold, North America, 2017 | Bronze, Global, 2018
This neighborhood-scale project reimagines empty lots as collective infrastructure for energy and food production, as well as civic engagement, Detroit, USA.
Russia, Kazan’ | "Next Generation" 3rd prize, Europe, 2017
New spatial concepts for the city of the future is an exploration of new architectural vocabularies for a future city in an era marked as much by the physicality of things as by the liquidity of the digital realm.
Egypt, Cairo | "Next Generation" 3rd prize, Middle East Africa, 2017
Designing processes for informal settlements: Design of an “(in)formal pattern language” to improve the conditions of poverty-stricken and fast-growing informal neighborhoods.
Syria, Aleppo | "Next Generation" 2nd prize, Middle East Africa, 2017
Rubble recycling units: Rubble recycling units combining the rebuilding of the constructed habitat with the rebuilding of devastated communities.