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Burkina Faso, Gando | Gold, Middle East Africa, 2011 | Gold, Global, 2012

Secondary school with passive ventilation system
Secondary school with passive ventilation system

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 »

Spain, Cehegín | Acknowledgement prize, Europe, 2005

The mysterious story of the garden that makes water
The mysterious story of the garden that makes water

This project for a public garden is merited for making a beneficial contribution to a characteristically dry region. The scheme makes the most of the existing qualities of the site in order to maximize water retention. Also commended is the proposal for time phasing. Whereas priority is given to water recycling, careful guidelines are provided for gradual development of the park.

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Monica García Fernández - Madrid, Spain Read more »

Bangladesh, Chittagong | "Next Generation" 5th prize, Asia Pacific, 2014

Re-Made Fabric
Re-Made Fabric

This project investigates relationships in between producer and consumer nations in the global garment industry. Potential architectural interventions aim to improve working conditions and eliminate practices of labor exploitation. The project seeks to enable a shift from mass production industries to micro and small enterprises, with workshops distributed throughout cities rather than isolated factory compounds on the periphery of metropolitan centers.

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Meriem Chabani - École Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture Paris Malaquais, Paris, France; Etienne Chobaux - École Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture Paris Malaquais, Paris, France; John Edom - École Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture Paris Malaquais, Paris, France Read more »

Chile, Huasco | "Next Generation" 1st prize, Latin America, 2008

Coastal fog-harvesting tower
Coastal fog-harvesting tower

Huasco is an arid agricultural region dependent on irrigation. With its river depleted, this entry proposes an ingenious solution using only wind energy and gravity. The 200m tall tower is constructed as a spiral that collects water particles from coastal fog, filters out salt by reverse osmosis and distributes freshwater to an otherwise declining agricultural area.

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Alberto Fernandez Gonzalez - Santiago, Chile Read more »

Colombia, Medellín | Gold, Latin America, 2014 | Gold, Global, 2015

Articulated Site
Articulated Site

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 Author(s)
Mario Fernando Camargo Gómez - Colectivo720, Cali, Colombia; Luis Orlando Tombé Hurtado - Colectivo720, Cali, Colombia 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 Author(s)
Tim Edler - realities:united, Berlin, Germany; Jan Edler - realities:united, Berlin, Germany Read more »

Spain, Madrid | "Next Generation" 1st prize, Europe, 2014

X Marks the Spot
X Marks the Spot

This collection of projects was awarded the “Next Generation” 1st prize, rather than to a single project. Of significance in this regard is the group’s name “Designs for Architectural Territories” which is more than a simple designation of an architectural collaborative, but stands for a program of action – where architectural design is a method to raise and potentially solve societal deficiencies.

Main Author(s)
Hani Jaber Avila - DAT Pangea, Madrid, Spain; Ricardo Mayor Luque - DAT Pangea, Madrid, Spain; Hector Munoz Mendoza - DAT Pangea, Madrid, Spain; Ignacio Taus Jimenez - DAT Pangea, Madrid, Spain Read more »

Chile, Constitución | Silver, Latin America, 2011

Sustainable post-tsunami reconstruction master plan
Sustainable post-tsunami reconstruction master plan

This master plan was developed after the 2010 earthquake and tsunami that struck Constitución, a city of 46,000 people located on the shore of the Pacific Ocean and 300km southwest of Chile’s capital, Santiago.

Main Author(s)
Alejandro Aravena - Elemental, Santiago, Chile 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 Author(s)
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, 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 »

France, Paris | Silver, Europe, 2014

Public Condenser
Public Condenser

Lieu de vie on the new Paris-Saclay university campus hosts a mix of activities including indoor and outdoor sports facilities, food outlets and various public spaces across more than 4,000 sq m of floor area. Conceived as a minimal structure using rough materials, robust and long lasting techniques, the “urban shelf” is organized vertically with its different activities superimposed on one another, using the roof as a panoramic playground for football and basketball games.

Main Author(s)
Gilles Delalex - Muoto, Paris, France; Yves Moreau - Muoto, Paris, France; Thomas Wessel-Cessieux - Muoto, Paris, France Read more »
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