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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.

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

Lebanon, El Marj | Bronze, Middle East Africa, 2017

Pavilion Re-claimed in Lebanon
Pavilion Re-claimed in Lebanon

Adaptive reuse for refugee education: Located in an informal settlement for Syrian refugees, the project creates a dignified school environment using a repurposed pavilion from the Expo 2015 in Milan (Italy).

Main Authors
Joana Dabaj - CatalyticAction, Tripoli, Lebanon; Riccardo Conti - CatalyticAction, London, United Kingdom; Matteo Zerbi - CatalyticAction, London, United Kingdom Read more »

Ghana, Karaga | Acknowledgement prize, Middle East Africa, 2017 | Ideas prize, Global, 2018

Refrigerating Jar in Ghana
Refrigerating Jar in Ghana

Shea butter storage for Nyingali community: The striking towers of the storage units are designed for passive cooling and allude to traditional local architecture.

Main Authors
Wonjoon Han - VHAN, Seoul, South Korea; Suki Yook - Make Africa Better, Seoul, South Korea; Gahee Van - VHAN, Seoul, South Korea Read more »

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.

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

Colombia, Medellín | Building Better Recognition, Latin America, 2017 | Gold, Global, 2015

Articulated Site in Colombia
Articulated Site in Colombia

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.

Main Authors
Mario Fernando Camargo Gómez - Colectivo 720, Cali, Colombia; Luis Orlando Tombé Hurtado - Colectivo 720, Cali, Colombia Read more »

India, Varanasi | "Next Generation" 2nd prize, Asia Pacific, 2017

Sacred and Profane in India
Sacred and Profane in India

Poetic interpretation of a water purification infrastructure as public space along the edge of the Ganga River in Varanasi, India.

Main Author
Vedhant Maharaj - Rebel Base Collective, Johannesburg, South Africa Read more »

Germany, Berlin | Gold, Europe, 2011 | Bronze, Global, 2012

Urban renewal and swimming-pool precinct
Urban renewal and swimming-pool precinct

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.

Main Authors
Tim Edler - realities:united, Berlin, Germany; Jan Edler - realities:united, Berlin, Germany 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 »

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 - Daniel Bermúdez Arquitecto, Bogota, Colombia; Juan Herreros - Estudio Herreros, Madrid, Spain Read more »

India, New Delhi | "Next Generation" 3rd prize, Asia Pacific, 2011

Decentralized sanitation system
Decentralized sanitation system

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.

Main Author
Julia King - London Metropolitan University, London, United Kingdom Read more »
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