LafargeHolcim Foundation Prize Winning Projects in Sustainable Construction
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Magic Box

Although deceptively simple in its outward expression, the project is merited for its insightful deployment of sustainable construction techniques.

The collaborative scheme between the US Department of Energy and a polytechnic university in Spain is particularly innovative, for example, in proposing a roof shape determined by wind forces as well as a movable patio that is responsive to seasonal changes in sunlight. 

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Encouragement prize for Magic Box
 
“Careful handling of issues pertaining to sustainable architectural construction” – Holcim Awards Jury
 
Project Entry 2005 for North America
Project Details
Location
Washington, DC, USA
Authors
Javier Neila
Main Author
Javier Neila
Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain
Estefania Caamaño
Main Author
Estefania Caamaño
Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain
Prizes
Awards
Encouragement prize 2005
North America
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