LafargeHolcim Foundation Prize Winning Projects in Sustainable Construction

Project Summary

Cooling Roof in California

Prototype for an evaporative roof for radiant cooling

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.

The study culminates in a design of a big box structure that is as reduced in its formal manifestation as it is beautiful in its aesthetic simplicity.

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Next Generation prizes: The future is in their hands
“The presence of the architectural object at the territorial scale”
Project Entry 2017 for North America
Project Details
Cherry Valley, CA, USA
Georgina Baronian
Main Author
Georgina Baronian
Princeton University, USA
"Next Generation" 1st prize 2017
North America
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