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CEMEX Announces 2017 Mexican Premio Obras Finalists

10:30 - 11 August, 2017
CEMEX Announces  2017 Mexican Premio Obras Finalists

Held annually, the CEMEX Building Award honors the best architecture and construction both in Mexico and abroad. Yesterday the cement company announced the finalist projects located in Mexico, and in categories ranging from social housing to infrastructure. Each project will be evaluated by a jury convened by CEMEX; the qualities to be evaluated include integrated sustainability, architectural design, structure and innovation in the construction process. 

CEMEX Announces Winners of 2016 Building Awards

16:00 - 11 November, 2016
CEMEX Announces Winners of 2016 Building Awards

CEMEX has announced the international and national winners of the 25th anniversary edition of  their CEMEX Building Awards at a ceremony in Mexico City. The CEMEX Building Award recognizes the best projects in Mexico and the rest of the world in five categories and with four special prizes. This year, the award received 480 entries in the Mexican Edition and 62 entries in the International Edition, including buildings constructed in 20 different countries.

CEMEX Building Award Finalists 2016 International Edition

17:30 - 25 October, 2016
CEMEX Building Award Finalists 2016 International Edition

For the International Edition of the CEMEX Building Award 2016, 62 finalists from 20 different countries in North America, South America, Asia and Africa will compete in 5 main categories and and 4 special prize categories. The award, given by CEMEX— the Mexican multinational building materials company—recognizes the best architecture and construction projects that highlight innovation aesthetic and constructive uses of concrete. 

CEMEX Announces Winners of the XXIV Building Awards

23:30 - 5 November, 2015
CEMEX Announces Winners of the XXIV Building Awards

CEMEX has announced both the international and national winners of its XXIV Building Awards during a ceremony held in Mexico City. A total of 637 projects competed in the National Edition across 13 categories, while 36 projects competing across five categories participated in the international awards.

Faculty of Health Sciences / MEDIOMUNDO Arquitectos

06:00 - 3 November, 2015
Faculty of Health Sciences  / MEDIOMUNDO Arquitectos, © Fernando Alda
© Fernando Alda

MEDIOMUNDO arquitectos believe in the development of an intelligent architecture: one that stimulates and integrates the broad values ​​and technological and cultural conditions of the place where it belongs. As architects working in innovation, they fled the standard to travel between the logic of creative production and industrial production. They consider integration very important, equally, cultural value, work and modes of local creative production are always necessary to avoid industrialization and standardization.

Ground Control: How Concrete Reshapes Our Relationship to the Earth

09:30 - 28 October, 2015
Ground Control: How Concrete Reshapes Our Relationship to the Earth, Heydar Aliyev Center / Zaha Hadid Architects. Image © Iwan Baan
Heydar Aliyev Center / Zaha Hadid Architects. Image © Iwan Baan

Concrete has long had a close relationship with the earth; as the favorite material for the creation of building foundations, one of its most common uses is effectively as a more reliable replacement for soil. In the twentieth century, concrete’s ability to transform our interaction with the ground was taken to the next step. As architects and engineers explored the opportunities offered by a combination of reinforced concrete and the modernist mindset, multiple attempts were made to replace the ground in a more dramatic way: by creating a new ground, separated from the earth itself. Most widespread among these plans was the engineer’s elevated highway which emerged worldwide, and the most relevant to architects the “streets in the sky” embodied by developments such as the Smithsons’ Robin Hood Gardens. Newcastle-upon-Tyne offers a city-wide example of this theory, embarking on an ambitious plan to become the “Brasilia of the North” by creating an elevated network of pedestrian routes entirely separated from the automobiles below - though the project was abandoned in the 1970s with only small sections implemented.

How 3 Award-Winning Projects Harnessed the Beauty and Power of Concrete

08:00 - 26 October, 2015
How 3 Award-Winning Projects Harnessed the Beauty and Power of Concrete

Long touted for its strength and versatility, concrete has had an integral role in construction and design as far back as the Roman times. And in recent years, concrete’s potential has reached new heights, with many companies developing innovative uses and applications for the material, ranging from concrete reinforced with bamboo to ultra-porous concrete and concrete cloth.

B+H 45 / H. Ponce Arquitectos

13:00 - 25 September, 2015
B+H 45 / H. Ponce Arquitectos, © Alberto Cáceres
© Alberto Cáceres

Located in the historic center of the city of Merida; the site consists of an area of particular dimensions (5 x 40m) which caused difficulties for the design. The premise of the project is to make clear the contrast between the present and the past of the building. The strategy involved the use of new elements that integrate a contemporary character in harmony with the original historic elements characteristic of the era in which the house was originally built. Inside, a wall made up of a collage of floors refer to the trajectory of the office, as mosaics recovered from several works by H. Ponce Architects in the Historic Center of Merida are used.

CEMEX Announces International Finalists for XXIV Building Awards

12:00 - 25 September, 2015
CEMEX Announces International Finalists for XXIV Building Awards, A selection of the finalist projects for the CEMEX Building Awards
A selection of the finalist projects for the CEMEX Building Awards

From the Metro Line 4 in Budapest to the Faculty of Health Sciences in Granada and the Hotel Steingerberger in Berlin, CEMEX has revealed a diverse list of international finalists for the XXIV Building Awards. The awards aim to recognize the best architecture and construction projects internationally, honoring projects completed during 2014 that stand out for their constructive solutions, aesthetics and innovative techniques.

The finalists span five categories: housing, institutional/industrial, infrastructure/urbanism, sustainable building and accessibility congruence. The winners will be announced on November 5. See all of the finalists after the break and check out the winners of last year’s awards here

TecniA Biotechnology Institute / Augusto Quijano Arquitectos

13:00 - 20 September, 2015
TecniA Biotechnology Institute / Augusto Quijano Arquitectos, © Roberto Cárdenas Cabello
© Roberto Cárdenas Cabello

The Biotechnology building is within the Anahuac Mayab University campus, a building for research and development for companies seeking alternatives to renewable energy projects due to wind and solar radiation conditions that are particularly good in the Yucatan Peninsula, with very specific research needs within a dynamic international framework for innovation and development.

Amsterdam Building / Jorge Hernández de la Garza

13:00 - 29 August, 2015
Amsterdam Building / Jorge Hernández de la Garza, Courtesy of Jorge Hernández de la Garza
Courtesy of Jorge Hernández de la Garza

The Amsterdam building is located in the Colonia Condesa which has met since its inception in the early 30s 20'sy notable examples of Art Deco architecture.

CEMEX Announces Mexican Premio Obras Finalists

14:00 - 1 August, 2015
CEMEX Announces Mexican Premio Obras Finalists

Held annually, the CEMEX Building Awards honor the best architecture and construction both in Mexico and abroad. The XXIV edition will recognize projects built in 2014 that stand out for their construction, conceptual, technical and aesthetic solutions. 

CEMEX Unveils Winners of the XXIII Building Awards

00:00 - 6 November, 2014
CEMEX Unveils Winners of the XXIII Building Awards

CEMEX has announced both the international and national winners of the XXIII Building Awards, which aim to recognize the best architecture and construction both internationally and within Mexico. All projects were reviewed by a panel of judges comprised of some of the most important and prestigious representatives of the industry at an international level.

We're Teaming Up With CEMEX To Cover the XXIII CEMEX Building Award

00:00 - 27 October, 2014
We're Teaming Up With CEMEX To Cover the XXIII CEMEX Building Award

CEMEX’s annual Building Awards recognize the best in architecture and construction both within Mexico as well as internationally, highlighting innovative design and building and construction techniques across nine different categories. International finalist projects this year range from Frank Gehry’s Biomuseo in Panama to Plan B Arquitectos’ Click Clack Hotel in Bogotá, Colombia.

Budapest Underground Line M4 - Kálvin tér Station / PALATIUM Studio

00:00 - 24 October, 2014
Budapest Underground Line M4 - Kálvin tér Station / PALATIUM Studio, © Tamás Bujnovszky
© Tamás Bujnovszky

From the architects: Underground line M4 in Budapest has been the largest infrastructure project of the city for the last decades. Keeping in mind that the quality of public transport areas are an essential part of the general environment of city life, the client chose architects and collected ideas for the project through a national competition in 2004.

Mulini Beach / Studio 3LHD

01:00 - 19 October, 2014
Mulini Beach / Studio 3LHD, © Joao Morgado
© Joao Morgado

Mulini Beach is located in an attractive area of Rovinj, on the exit from the central part of the city and in the continuation of the promenade, in front of hotels Monte Mulini, Lone and Eden, wrapped in a rich green public park and green forest protective areas. It is an extension of the city’s public area and the promenade whose primary function is to connect the city of Rovinj and park Punta Corrente.

CEMEX Announces International Finalists for XXIII Building Awards

01:00 - 16 October, 2014
CEMEX Announces International Finalists for XXIII Building Awards

CEMEX has unveiled the international finalists for the XXIII Building Awards, which aim to recognize the best architecture and construction internationally. Spanning across three categories, the awards recognize housing, institutional/industrial and large-scale infrastructure projects that were built during 2013 and stand out for their constructive solutions, aesthetics and innovative techniques.

CEMEX Unveils National Finalists for the XXIII Building Awards

00:00 - 15 October, 2014
CEMEX Unveils National Finalists for the XXIII Building Awards

The CEMEX Building Awards recognize the best architecture and construction in Mexico, ranging from single-family homes to large-scale infrastructure projects. For the XXIII awards CEMEX will recognize projects that were built during 2013 that stand out for their constructive solutions, aesthetics and innovative techniques.