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Holcim Awards 2012 : Architecture Competition

International Architectural Competition Prize News – Winners

29 Mar 2012

Holcim Awards Competition

Zurich/Switzerland, March 29, 2012

Overview of winners, finalists and jury members

Global Holcim Awards 2012 – Winners

Global Holcim Awards Gold 2012 – USD 200,000
Secondary school with passive ventilation system, Gando, Burkina Faso
Diébédo Francis Kéré, Kéré Architecture, Germany
Global Holcim Awards Silver 2012 – USD 100,000
Urban remediation and civic infrastructure hub, São Paulo Brazil
Alfredo Brillembourg and Hubert Klumpner, Urban-Think Tank, Brazil
Global Holcim Awards Bronze 2012 – USD 50,000
Urban renewal and swimming-pool precinct, Berlin, Germany
Jan and Tim Edler, realities united, Germany

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Global Holcim Awards 2012 – Finalists

Belgium: City hall and civic center recycled from former factory, Oostkamp
Carlos Arroyo, Carlos Arroyo Arquitectos, Spain
Canada: Regional food-gathering nodes and logistics network, Iqaluit, Nunavut
Mason White and Lola Sheppard, Lateral Office, Canada
Chile: Sustainable post-tsunami reconstruction master plan, Constitución
Alejandro Aravena, ELEMENTAL S.A., Chile
Italy: Lifestyle apartments and infrastructure recycled from former freeway viaducts, near Scilla
Philippe Rizzotti, Philippe Rizzotti Architects, France
Malaysia: Ecologically-designed retail and commercial building, Putrajaya
Kenneth Yeang, T. R. Hamzah & Yeang International Sdn. Bhd., Malaysia
Mexico: Urban regeneration master plan, Ciudad Juárez
Jose Castillo, arquitectura 911sc, Mexico
Morocco: Training center for sustainable construction, Marrakesh
Anna Heringer, Architect, Germany
Pakistan: Locally-manufactured cob and bamboo school building, Jar Maulwi
Eike Roswag, Ziegert Roswag Seiler Architekten Ingenieure, Germany
Palestine: Sustainable refurbishment of a primary school, near Al Azarije
Claudia Romano, ARCò – Architettura e Cooperazione, Italy
Thailand: Urban agriculture and factory conversion, Bangkok
Isavaret Tamonut, TTH Trading Co., Ltd, Thailand
USA: Energy and water efficient border control station, Van Buren, Maine
Julie Snow, Julie Snow Architects, USA
USA: Zero net energy school building, Los Angeles
Gloria Lee, Swift Lee Office, USA

Global Holcim Awards 2012 – Jury members

• Enrique Norten, architect (Head), Principal and Founder, TEN Arquitectos, Mexico/USA
• Maria Atkinson, administrator, Group Head of Sustainability, Lend Lease and Managing Director, Sustainability Solutions, Australia
• Aaron Betsky, architect/critic, Director, Cincinnati Art Museum, USA
• Mario Botta, architect, Principal, Mario Botta Architetto, Switzerland
• Yolanda Kakabadse, administrator, President of WWF International and Chair of the Advisory Board of Fundación Futuro Latinoamericano, Ecuador
• Julia Marton-Lefèvre, administrator, Director General, IUCN, France/Switzerland
• Rahul Mehrotra, architect, Principal, Rahul Mehrotra Associates, India
• Hans-Rudolf Schalcher, civil engineer, Professor em. for Planning and Management in Construction at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zurich), Switzerland
• Werner Sobek, civil engineer, Director of the Institute for Lightweight Structures and Conceptual Design (ILEK) at the University of Stuttgart, Germany
• Rolf Soiron, administrator, Chairman, Holcim, Switzerland

Global Holcim Innovation prize 2012 – Winners

Global Holcim Innovation 1st prize – USD 75,000
High-efficiency concrete formwork technology, Zurich, Switzerland
Matthias Kohler, Gramazio & Kohler, Architektur und Digitale Fabrikation, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Global Holcim Innovation 2nd prize – USD 50,000
Low-cost apartments incorporating smart materials, Hamburg, Germany
Frank Barkow, Barkow Leibinger Architects, Germany
Global Holcim Innovation 3rd prize – USD 25,000
Efficient fabrication system for geometrically complex building elements, London, United Kingdom
Povilas Cepaitis, AA School of Architecture, United Kingdom

Global Holcim Innovation prize 2012 – Finalists

All 53 prize-winning projects at the regional level (including 38 Acknowledgement and “Next Generation” winners) were finalists in the Global Holcim Innovation competition, and are listed by region at: http://www.holcimawards.org/regional2011

Global Holcim Innovation prize 2012 – Jury members

• Harry Gugger, architect (Head), Principal, Harry Gugger Studio; Professor of Architecture, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland
• Markus Akermann, economist, former CEO, Holcim, Switzerland
• Bernard Fontana, engineer, CEO, Holcim, France/Switzerland
• Sujit Ghosh, civil engineer, CEO, Holcim Singapore, Singapore
• Vanderley M John, civil engineer, Associate Professor, Department of Civil Construction Engineering, Universidade de São Paulo (USP), Brazil
• Roland Köhler, economist, Member of the Executive Committee, Holcim, Switzerland
• Hans-Rudolf Schalcher, civil engineer, Professor em. for Planning and Management in Construction, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zurich), Switzerland
• Stuart Smith, structural engineer, Director, Arup Group, UK

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