LafargeHolcim Foundation Prize Winning Projects in Sustainable Construction

Project Summary

Training center for sustainable construction

The design approach for the Teaching and Training Center Chwiter in the Marrakesh satellite suburb of Chwiter concentrates on the use of nearby resources including the workforce and earth as the primary construction material.

These principles are enhanced by combining design-inherent shading and natural ventilation with modern technologies such as heat pumps and solar panels all of which enable low energy requirements in both construction and operation.

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“Inspired driver of sustainability”
Smart concrete, natural clay – and good architecture
Global Entry 2012
Bronze Award for a sustainable construction training center in Morocco
“A model for Morocco and other regions of the world” – Holcim Awards Jury
Project Entry 2011 for Region Africa Middle East
Project Details
Marrakesh, Morocco
Bronze 2011
Middle East Africa
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