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Organismo

This proposal for an office facility is notable for its novel approach to employing sustainable construction technology. The work is unique in its use of unconventional materials for roofing as well as the use of sophisticated water retention slabs.

Envisioned as part of a “living organism”, the adaptable roof is a commendable innovation in its own right, altering its geometry in order to effectively collect solar radiation in winter and provide shade in the summer. 

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Encouragement prize to energy efficient and aesthetic design in Argentina
 
“Outstanding approach to articulating sustainable construction technology” – Holcim Awards Jury
 
Project Entry 2005 for Latin America
Project Details
Location
Mendoza, Argentina
Authors
Tom Hughes
Main Author
Tom Hughes
YMGH arquitectos, Argentina
Maria Eugenia Mora
Further Author
Maria Eugenia Mora
YMGH arquitectos , Argentina
Prizes
Awards
Encouragement prize 2005
Latin America
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