LafargeHolcim Foundation Prize Winning Projects in Sustainable Construction

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Restoring an urban historical center

This project proposes a form of “social economy” with implications for inhabitants and their physical environment.

Despite contemporary global urbanization and its attendant economy, there are still rural areas today where barter is the main mode of exchange. The project draws on this tradition and proposes bartering as a practice in an urban context for the refurbishment of the historical center of the city carried out by people without sufficient monetary means.

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Watch Al Borde Arquitectos “Do more with less”
An unconventional dream becomes a paradigm-shifting reality
Rescuing threatened historical centers
“Sustainability? Involving people – closing cycles” – David Barragán
Acknowledgement prize for outstanding public infrastructure in Ecuador
“A promising economic model to literally mine cities rather than nature” – Holcim Awards Jury
Project Entry 2014 for Latin America
Project Details
Quito, Ecuador
David Barragán
Main Author
David Barragán
Al Borde Arquitectos, Ecuador
Pascual Gangotena
Main Author
Pascual Gangotena
Al Borde Arquitectos, Ecuador
Esteban Benavides
Main Author
Esteban Benavides
Al Borde Arquitectos, Ecuador
Acknowledgement prize 2014
Latin America
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Holcim Awards Acknowledgement prizes 2014 for Latin America
Holcim Awards Acknowledgement prizes 2014 for Latin America

Acknowledgement prizes for five projects: Daniel Bermúdez and Juan Herreros for their vertically-stacked Convention …

“Sustainability? Involving people – closing cycles” – David Barragán
“Sustainability? Involving people – closing cycles” – David Barragán

David Barragán of Al Borde Arquitectos explains how his Holcim Awards Acknowledgement winning project translates a rural …

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