Teams from Turkey and Lebanon have received top honors in the 2014 regional Holcim Awards for Africa Middle East, an award which recognizes the most innovative and advanced sustainable construction designs. Among the top three winners is an “Eco-Park” sustainable research and technology center embedded within the terraced, industrial landscape of Ankara. The 12 recognized projects will share over $300,000 in prize money, with the top three projects overall going on to be considered for the global Holcim Awards, to be selected in 2015. The full list of Africa Middle East winners, after the break… GOLD: Eco-Techno Park: Green building showcase and enterprise hub Authors: Onat Öktem, Zeynep Öktem (ONZ Architects, Ankara, Turkey) An Eco-Park for sustainable research and technology that will promote small and middle-sized enterprises is planned for an industrial zone.
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