HOLCIM FOUNDATION FOR SUSTAINABLE CONSTRUCTION
Presentation to 5th cycle winners 2018 (l-r): Bronze – Eric Mahoney & Constance Bodurow, studio[Ci], USA; Gold – Loreta Castro Reguera, Taller Capital & Manuel Perló, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico; and Silver – Mariam Kamara, Atelier Masomi, Niger & Yasaman Esmaili, Studio Chahar, Iran.
The Global Holcim Awards Gold 2018 – Hydropuncture in Mexico – creates urgently needed water infrastructure. The project by Loreta Castro Reguera and Manuel Perló improves conditions in the dense urban fabric of Mexico City by forming a greenbelt that doubles as water management infrastructure.
Holcim Awards Next Generation prize winners announced in 2021 include a demolition and re-use materials management tool by Daniel Marshall from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA. The artificial-intelligence-based tool optimizes re-use and brings new life to demolition rubble.
<p>Internationally renowned “star” architect Lord Norman Foster of Foster + Partners, United Kingdom opened the Forum to an enthusiastic audience of 1,200. “Sustainability is inseparable from energy, and inseparable from the process of recycling,” he said.</p>
<p>Pritzker Prize for Architecture Laureate Anne Lacaton at the Holcim Forum in Cairo, 2019: “The existing building is tomorrow’s new building material.” – Anne Lacaton, Principal, Lacaton & Vassal Architectes, France.</p>