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.
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.
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.