Archinect - News 2014-11-21T14:27:54-05:00 The Holcim Awards 2014 Asia Pacific regional winners Justine Testado 2014-11-13T21:39:00-05:00 >2014-11-19T19:53:59-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The announcement of the Asia Pacific regional winners marks the conclusion of the Holcim Awards 2014 competition. Following the winning announcements for Europe, North America, Latin America, and Africa Middle East, 13 projects from nine countries throughout the Asian content and Pacific region were announced during the awards ceremony in Jakarta, Indonesia. Three top-prize winners, five Acknowledgement Prizes, and five Next Generation Prizes received a total cash prize of US$330,000.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Check out a preview of some the winning projects below:</p><p><strong>GOLD: <em>Protective Wing: Bird sanctuary</em></strong> <strong>| Chiang Mai, Thailand</strong><br>MAIN AUTHOR: Jariyawadee Lekawatana - Architectkidd, Bangkok, Thailand; Singh Intrachooto - Kasetsart University, Bangkok, Thailand; Chak Cherdsatirkul - Kaomai Lanna Resort, Chiang Mai, Thailand<br>FURTHER AUTHOR(S): Felix Baroux - &Eacute;cole Nationale Sup&eacute;rieure d&rsquo;Architecture et de Paysage de Bordeaux, France; Pacharapan Ratananakorn - Architectkidd, Bangkok, Thailand; Pratchaya Lertrucksadee - Architectkidd, Bangkok, Thailand; Nattapong Chumkesorn - Architectkidd, Bangkok, Thailand; Tamfun Vatayanon - Architectkidd, Bangkok, Thailand; Sorawut Kittibanthorn - Architectkidd, Bangkok, Thailand</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><strong>SILVER</strong>:<em> <strong>Children&rsquo;s Ziggurat: Locally-adapted orphanage and library</strong></em> <strong>| Kathmandu, Nepal</strong><br>MAIN AUTHOR: Hilary Sample - MOS Architects, New York, USA; Michael Meredith - MOS Architects, New York, USA</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><strong>BRONZE</strong>: <strong><em>Post-War Collective: Community library and social recuperation</em> | Ambepussa, Sri Lanka</strong><br>MAIN...</p> Twelve winners for the regional Holcim Awards 2014, Africa + Middle East Justine Testado 2014-10-20T21:14:00-04:00 >2014-10-20T21:15:04-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The winners of the Holcim Awards 2014 Africa Middle East regional competition were recognized in a recent awards ceremony in Beirut, making it the fourth installment of the 2014 global awards program. The Africa Middle East competition focused on multi-disciplinary design solutions for building social and environmenal resilience...The winning projects will be implemented in nine countries including Turkey, Lebanon, Ethiopia, Nigeria, Palestine, Rwanda, and Morocco.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Check out a selection of the Africa - Middle East winners:</p><p><strong>HOLCIM AWARDS GOLD 2014 - <em>Eco-Techno Park: Green building showcase and enterprise hub</em>, Ankara, Turkey</strong><br>AUTHOR: Onat &Ouml;ktem and Zeynep &Ouml;ktem, ONZ Architects, Ankara, Turkey</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><strong>HOLCIM AWARDS SILVER 2014 - <em>Evergreen City: Urban pine forest rehabilitation</em>, Beirut, Lebanon</strong><br>MAIN AUTHOR: Ra&euml;d Abillama, Ra&euml;d Abillama Architects, Metn, Lebanon<br>FURTHER AUTHORS: Sawsan Bou Fakhreddine, Associaton for Forests Development &amp; Conservation, Jdeideh, Lebanon; Youssef Abillama, Maintenance Management Group, Antelias, Lebanon</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><strong>HOLCIM AWARDS BRONZE 2014 - </strong><em><strong>Incremental Construction: Low-cost modular housing scheme</strong></em><strong>, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia</strong><br>MAIN AUTHORr: Dirk Donath, Bauhaus University, Weimar, Germany<br>FURTHER AUTHOR: Brook Haileselassie, Asgedom Berhe, Helawie Sewnet and Sarah Yusuf, Ethiopian Institute of Architecture, Building, Construction &amp; City Development (EiABC), Addis Ababa University, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia; Peter Dissel, Afro-European Engineers, Addis Ab...</p> Regional winners for Holcim Awards 2014 - Latin America Justine Testado 2014-10-06T14:08:00-04:00 >2014-10-08T19:25:29-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Holcim Awards 2014 announced the winners for the Latin America competition. During the recent awards ceremony in Medell&iacute;n, 12 projects from throughout Latin America were recognized as models of sustainable construction that demonstrate the evolving state of sustainable construction and the Holcim Awards standards of environmental, social and economic performance...</p></em><br /><br /><p>The Latin America regional awards ceremony is the third in a series of five events following <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Moscow for Europe</a> and <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Toronto for North America</a>.</p><p>Here's a few of the Holcim Latin America regional winners:</p><p><strong>(Above) Holcim Awards Gold 2014:<em> </em><em>Articulated Site: Water reservoirs as public park</em></strong><br>MAIN AUTHORS: Mario Fernando Camargo G&oacute;mez - Colectivo720, Cali, Colombia; Luis Orlando Tomb&eacute; Hurtado - Colectivo720, Cali, Colombia</p><p><strong>Holcim Awards Silver 2014: <em>Arboreal Platform: Low-impact timber rainforest center</em></strong><br>MAIN AUTHORS: Rom&aacute;n Jes&uacute;s Cordero Tovar - PLUG architecture, M&eacute;rida, Mexico<br>FURTHER AUTHOR(S): Izbeth Katia Mendoza Fragoso - PLUG architecture, M&eacute;rida, Mexico</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><strong>Holcim Awards Bronze 2014: <em>Children&rsquo;s House: Pedagogically-aligned school </em></strong><br>MAIN AUTHORS: Francisco Pardo - AT103, Mexico City, Mexico; Julio Amezcua - AT103, Mexico City, Mexico</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><strong>Acknowledgement Prize: <em>Breathing Envelope: Vertically-stacked convention center and public spaces</em></strong><br>MAIN AUTHORS: Daniel Berm&uacute;dez Samper - Daniel Berm&uacute;dez Arquitecto, Bogot...</p> The regional Holcim Awards 2014 winners for North America Justine Testado 2014-09-22T19:28:00-04:00 >2014-11-10T17:52:14-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Following the European announcement, the North American regional winners for the Holcim Awards 2014 were recognized at a recent ceremony at Evergreen Brick Works in Toronto, Canada...The international jury led by Toshiko Mori (USA) highlighted 13 projects from across the U.S. and Canada, which altogether received US$330,000 in prize money.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Winning projects include those by students, emerging professionals, and leading practitioners&nbsp;&mdash; with some familiar names like BIG, the "Hy-Fi" by The Living's David Benjamin, Sheila Kennedy of KVA MATx, and NADAAA.</p><p>Below are a few of the winning projects.</p><p><strong>HOLCIM AWARDS GOLD 2014 - North America: Poreform: Water absorptive surface and subterranean basin, Las Vegas, NV, USA</strong><br>Main authors: Amy Mielke, Water Pore Partnership, New York, NY, USA; Caitlin Gucker-Kanter Taylor, Water Pore Partnership, Woodbridge, VA, USA<br>Further Author: Keller Easterling - Yale University, New Haven, USA</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><strong>HOLCIM AWARDS SILVER 2014 - North America: <em>Rebuilding by Design: Urban flood protection infrastructure</em>, New York, NY, USA</strong><br>Main Authors: Bjarke Ingels, Thomas Christoffersen, Kai-Uwe Bergmann, Daniel Kidd and Jeremy Siegel, BIG &ndash; Bjarke Ingels Group; Laura Starr, Stephen Whitehouse, Andrea Parker and Melon Wedick, Starr Whitehouse Landscape Architects &amp; Planners; James Lima, James Lima Planning + Development; Steve...</p> Winners of the regional Holcim Awards 2014 for Europe Justine Testado 2014-09-09T12:54:00-04:00 >2014-09-25T12:27:14-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The announcements of the regional winners for the Holcim Awards 2014 have begun -- with the first set of winners coming from the Holcim Awards for Europe. During a recent ceremony in Moscow, 12 projects from throughout the continent were recognized as top examples of sustainable construction that illustrate the evolving state of sustainable construction and address challenges in the building and construction industry.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Here's a couple of the winning projects:</p><p>(Pictured above): <strong>Holcim Awards Gold 2014:<em> Anthropic Park: Freshwater ecological reserve and remediation, Saline Joniche, Italy</em></strong><br>Main Authors: Francisco Leiva - Grupo aranea, Alicante, Spain; Marco Scarpinato - AutonomeForme, Palermo, Italy<br>Further Authors: Marta Garc&iacute;a Chico - Grupo aranea, Alicante, Spain; Lucia Pierro - AutonomeForme, Palermo, Italy</p><p><strong>Holcim Awards Silver 2014: <em>Public Condenser: Low-cost flexible university building, Paris, France</em></strong><br>Main Authors: Gilles Delalex - Muoto, Paris, France; Yves Moreau - Muoto, Paris, France; Thomas Wessel-Cessieux - Muoto, Paris, France</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><strong>Holcim Awards Bronze 2014:</strong><em><strong> The Commons: Participatory urban neighborhood, Vienna, Austria</strong></em><br>Main Authors: Enrique Arenas Laorga - Arenas Basabe Palacios arquitectos, Madrid, Spain; Luis Basabe Montalvo - Arenas Basabe Palacios arquitectos, Madrid, Spain; Luis Palacios Labrador - Arenas Basabe Palacios arquitectos, Madrid, Spain<br>Further Authors: Andreas K&auml;fer - Traffix Verkehrs...</p> Jury members of the 2015 Holcim Awards are announced Justine Testado 2014-06-13T13:55:00-04:00 >2014-06-17T17:39:07-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="257" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The fourth cycle of the Holcim Awards has appointed its international expert jury members, who will take on the big task of selecting this cycle's winners of the prestigious global competition, which has a total cash prize of US$2 million...More than 6,000 submissions from 152 countries were sent to this year's call for entries. Later this year, regional winners will be selected based on their team's entry addresses the competition's target issues regarding sustainable construction.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The jury members are:</p><ul><li><strong>Mohsen Mostafavi</strong> (head), Dean of the Graduate School of Design (GSD), <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Harvard University</a> (USA)</li><li><strong>Marc Ang&eacute;lil</strong>, Senior Dean, Department of Architecture, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ETH Zurich</a> (Switzerland)</li><li><strong>Alejandro Aravena</strong>, Executive Director, Elemental (Chile)</li><li><strong>Maria Atkinson</strong>, Founding CEO, Green Building Council of Australia (Australia)</li><li><strong>Yolanda Kakabadse</strong>, President, WWF International (Ecuador)</li><li><strong>Matthias Schuler</strong>, Founder, Transsolar Energietechnik (Germany)</li><li><strong>Rolf Soiron</strong>, Chairman, Holcim Foundation (Switzerland)</li></ul><p>Read more on <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> Global Holcim Award 2012 Winners Announced Alexander Walter 2012-03-30T15:47:00-04:00 >2012-03-30T15:58:20-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="201" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A secondary school project in Gando, Burkina Faso, a community center project in S&atilde;o Paulo, Brazil, and an urban renewal plan in Berlin, Germany are the winners of the Global Holcim Awards for 2012. These leading sustainable construction projects were selected from 15 finalist submissions by a jury of independent experts led by Enrique Norten. The finalists were the regional Holcim Awards 2011 winning projects that had been selected from more than 6,000 entries in 146 countries.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Holcim Award-Winning Project Advocates Bicycle Commuting in Beijing Alexander Walter 2011-12-21T13:05:19-05:00 >2011-12-27T11:01:03-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="285" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Just last week, we published the outstanding winners of the 2011 Regional Holcim Awards for the Asia Pacific Region [...]. Taking the top prize in the program's &ldquo;Next Generation&rdquo; category was MIT student August Liau for a project to increase bicycle commuting in Beijing, China. The project advocates pedal power as a dynamic alternative for urban transit and recalls its well-proven potential in the world&rsquo;s former cycling capital.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Regional Holcim Awards 2011 for Asia Pacific Alexander Walter 2011-12-13T14:50:28-05:00 >2011-12-13T14:56:01-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="326" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Following the regional Holcim Awards for sustainable construction projects for Latin America, Europe, Africa Middle East, and North America, winners of the Asia Pacific Awards have recently been announced, bringing the regional phase of the 3rd International Holcim Awards competition to a close. A total of USD 300,000 was presented to twelve groundbreaking projects at a ceremony in Singapore.</p></em><br /><br /><p> &nbsp;</p> <p> </p> Regional Holcim Awards Winners for North America Announced in Washington, DC Alexander Walter 2011-10-24T15:39:16-04:00 >2011-10-24T17:50:57-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The winners of the 3rd International Holcim Awards competition for sustainable construction projects and visions from North America have just been announced. A total of USD 300,000 was presented to ten diverse and innovative projects from Canada and the USA at a ceremony in Washington, DC.</p></em><br /><br /><p> We're very excited to see our friends from <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lateral Office</a> / <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">InfraNet Lab</a> (also Archinect's collaborating partners at the acclaimed <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BRACKET</a> project) and long time Archinect contributor Mason White take home the first prize. Congratulations!</p> Regional Holcim Awards 2011 for Africa Middle East Alexander Walter 2011-10-14T14:34:04-04:00 >2011-10-14T14:38:05-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In the last few days, we've published the winners of the Regional Holcim Awards 2011 for Latin America, as well as Europe. Here are now also the winning projects of the competition for sustainable construction projects and visions from Africa Middle East which had been announced recently at a ceremony in Casablanca, Morocco.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Regional Holcim Awards 2011 for Europe Alexander Walter 2011-10-10T15:24:07-04:00 >2011-10-10T15:31:24-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Just last week, we published the winning projects of the Holcim Awards 2011 for Latin America. Here are now also the winners of the 3rd International Regional Holcim Awards for sustainable construction projects and visions from across Europe that were recently presented at a ceremony in Milan.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Holcim Awards Latin America Winners Announced Orhan Ayyüce 2011-10-06T20:47:45-04:00 >2011-11-24T09:05:52-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Holcim Awards is an international competition that recognizes innovative projects and future-oriented concepts on regional and global levels. A total of USD 2 million in prize money is awarded in each three-year cycle.</p></em><br /><br /><p> This year's Latin American winners are:</p> <p> <strong>Gold</strong><br> Urban remediation and civic infrastructure hub, S&atilde;o Paulo, Brazil<br> Main author: Alfredo Brillembourg, Urban Think Tank, Brazil<br> Further author: Hubert Klumpner, Urban Think Tank, Brazil</p> <p> <img alt="" src=""></p> <p> <strong>Silver</strong><br> Sustainable post-tsunami reconstruction master plan, Constituci&oacute;n, Chile<br> Main author: Alejandro Aravena, ELEMENTAL S.A., Chile<br> Further authors: V&iacute;ctor Odd&oacute;, Gonzalo Arteaga, Fernando Garc&iacute;a-Huidobro, Diego Torres, Cristi&aacute;n Mart&iacute;nez, and Juan Cerda, ELEMENTAL S.A., Chile, Alejandro Guti&eacute;rrez, Arup, United Kingdom, Eugenio Tironi, Tironi Asosciados, Chile</p> <p> <img alt="" src=""></p> <p> <strong>Bronze</strong>&nbsp;<br> Urban regeneration master plan, Ciudad Ju&aacute;rez, Mexico<br> Main author: Jose Castillo, arquitectura 911sc, Mexico<br> Further author: Saidee Springall, arquitectura 911sc, Mexico</p>