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13 Projects Win Regional Holcim Awards 2014 for Asia Pacific

13 Projects Win Regional Holcim Awards 2014 for Asia Pacific
13 Projects Win Regional Holcim Awards 2014 for Asia Pacific, GOLD: “Protective Wing” Bird Sanctuary . Image Courtesy of Holcim Foundation
GOLD: “Protective Wing” Bird Sanctuary . Image Courtesy of Holcim Foundation

Teams from Thailand and New York have received top honors in the 2014 regional Holcim Awards for Asia Pacific, an award which recognizes the most innovative and advanced sustainable construction designs. Among the top three winners are the “Protective Wing” bird sanctuary and a locally-adapted orphanage and library in Nepal. 

The 13 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 Asia Pacific winners, after the break…

GOLD: “Protective Wing” Bird Sanctuary 

Main Authors: Jariyawadee Lekawatana - Architectkidd, Bangkok, Thailand; Singh Intrachooto - Kasetsart University, Bangkok, Thailand; Chak Cherdsatirkul - Kaomai Lanna Resort, Chiang Mai, Thailand

GOLD: “Protective Wing” Bird Sanctuary . Image Courtesy of Holcim Foundation
GOLD: “Protective Wing” Bird Sanctuary . Image Courtesy of Holcim Foundation

Each year, thousands of birds are smuggled in and out of Thailand for their exotic colors and bird calls, to be sold on the world’s growing black market. Rescued birds usually die in confinement because they are retained in cages for up to five years as evidence during prosecution of smugglers.

GOLD: “Protective Wing” Bird Sanctuary . Image Courtesy of Holcim Foundation
GOLD: “Protective Wing” Bird Sanctuary . Image Courtesy of Holcim Foundation

The Bird Sanctuary serves as both an educational facility and a bird rehabilitation center including a small hotel and bird viewing tower, in a site that simulates the natural habitat.

GOLD: “Protective Wing” Bird Sanctuary . Image Courtesy of Holcim Foundation
GOLD: “Protective Wing” Bird Sanctuary . Image Courtesy of Holcim Foundation

SILVER: “Children’s Ziggurat” Locally-adapted orphanage and library

Main Authors: Hilary Sample - MOS Architects, New York, USA; Michael Meredith - MOS Architects, New York, USA

SILVER: “Children’s Ziggurat” Locally-adapted orphanage and library. Image Courtesy of Holcim Foundation
SILVER: “Children’s Ziggurat” Locally-adapted orphanage and library. Image Courtesy of Holcim Foundation
SILVER: “Children’s Ziggurat” Locally-adapted orphanage and library. Image Courtesy of Holcim Foundation
SILVER: “Children’s Ziggurat” Locally-adapted orphanage and library. Image Courtesy of Holcim Foundation

The Lali Gurans orphanage and library addresses the needs of an under-served rural population. In a context lacking basic infrastructure, the new facility utilizes low-technology renewable energy and material resources, local craftsmanship, and vertical gardens for insulation and food, thus significantly reducing operating costs.

SILVER: “Children’s Ziggurat” Locally-adapted orphanage and library. Image Courtesy of Holcim Foundation
SILVER: “Children’s Ziggurat” Locally-adapted orphanage and library. Image Courtesy of Holcim Foundation

The project also addresses the needs of the nearby communities by offering a library accessible to the public and a seismically stable refuge area during earthquakes.

BRONZE: “Post-War Collective” Community library and social recuperation

Main Authors: Milinda Pathiraja - Robust Architecture Workshop, Colombo, Sri Lanka

BRONZE: “Post-War Collective” Community library and social recuperation. Image Courtesy of Holcim Foundation
BRONZE: “Post-War Collective” Community library and social recuperation. Image Courtesy of Holcim Foundation

With the aim of reintegrating former soldiers into post-civil war society, young men from underprivileged backgrounds are trained in building techniques through their involvement in the construction of public buildings – such as this Community Library.

BRONZE: “Post-War Collective” Community library and social recuperation. Image Courtesy of Holcim Foundation
BRONZE: “Post-War Collective” Community library and social recuperation. Image Courtesy of Holcim Foundation

The slender building sits lightly in the landscape and wraps around an inner courtyard, taking full advantage of cross ventilation and daylighting. Rammed-earth walls and recycled materials reduce the building’s ecological footprint.

BRONZE: “Post-War Collective” Community library and social recuperation. Image Courtesy of Holcim Foundation
BRONZE: “Post-War Collective” Community library and social recuperation. Image Courtesy of Holcim Foundation

Acknowledgement Prize: “Between Walls” Community medical center and school

Main Authors: Madhusudhan Rao Chalasani - MADE, Hyderabad, India

Acknowledgement Prize: “Between Walls” Community medical center and school. Image Courtesy of Holcim Foundation
Acknowledgement Prize: “Between Walls” Community medical center and school. Image Courtesy of Holcim Foundation

Acknowledgement Prize: “High-Tech Low-Tech” Sustainable research center featuring traditional woodworking methods

Main Authors: Benoît Jacquet - EFEO, Kyoto, Japan; Manuel Tardits - Mikan, Yokohama, Japan

Acknowledgement Prize: “High-Tech Low-Tech” Sustainable research center featuring traditional woodworking methods. Image Courtesy of Holcim Foundation
Acknowledgement Prize: “High-Tech Low-Tech” Sustainable research center featuring traditional woodworking methods. Image Courtesy of Holcim Foundation

Acknowledgement Prize: “In-Situ Network” Palm tree branches for coastal protection

Main Authors: Maj Plemenitas - LINKscale, London, United Kingdom

Acknowledgement Prize: “In-Situ Network” Palm tree branches for coastal protection. Image Courtesy of Holcim Foundation
Acknowledgement Prize: “In-Situ Network” Palm tree branches for coastal protection. Image Courtesy of Holcim Foundation

Acknowledgement Prize: “Megacity Skeleton” Stakeholder participation for urban up-grading

Main Authors: Tomohiko Amemiya - UNITYDESIGN, Tokyo, Japan

Acknowledgement Prize: “Megacity Skeleton” Stakeholder participation for urban up-grading. Image Courtesy of Holcim Foundation
Acknowledgement Prize: “Megacity Skeleton” Stakeholder participation for urban up-grading. Image Courtesy of Holcim Foundation

Acknowledgement Prize: “Resurrected Canals” Urban water transport system

Main Authors: Santi Sombatwichatorn - D I Designs, Bangkok, Thailand

Acknowledgement Prize: “Resurrected Canals” Urban water transport system. Image Courtesy of Holcim Foundation
Acknowledgement Prize: “Resurrected Canals” Urban water transport system. Image Courtesy of Holcim Foundation

“Next Generation” First Prize: “Panda-Watching” Historic village reconstruction

Main Authors: Zhe Peng - Harvard University, Graduate School of Design (GSD), Cambridge, USA

“Next Generation” First Prize: “Panda-Watching” Historic village reconstruction. Image Courtesy of Holcim Foundation
“Next Generation” First Prize: “Panda-Watching” Historic village reconstruction. Image Courtesy of Holcim Foundation

“Next Generation” Second Prize: “Adaptable Portable” Modular housing for urban poor

Main Authors: Nusrat Jahan Mim - Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, Dhaka, Bangladesh

“Next Generation” Second Prize: “Adaptable Portable” Modular housing for urban poor. Image Courtesy of Holcim Foundation
“Next Generation” Second Prize: “Adaptable Portable” Modular housing for urban poor. Image Courtesy of Holcim Foundation

“Next Generation” Third Prize: “Social Design” Urban neighborhood remediation

Main Authors: Antonius Richard Rusli - Universitas Katolik Parahyangan, Bandung, Indonesia

“Next Generation” Third Prize: “Social Design” Urban neighborhood remediation. Image Courtesy of Holcim Foundation
“Next Generation” Third Prize: “Social Design” Urban neighborhood remediation. Image Courtesy of Holcim Foundation

“Next Generation” Fourth Prize: “Formal-Informal DNA” Urban network upgrading

Main Authors: Eugene Tan - National University of Singapore, Singapore

“Next Generation” Fourth Prize: “Formal-Informal DNA” Urban network upgrading. Image Courtesy of Holcim Foundation
“Next Generation” Fourth Prize: “Formal-Informal DNA” Urban network upgrading. Image Courtesy of Holcim Foundation

“Next Generation” Fifth Prize: “Re-Made Fabric” Garment district intervention

Main Authors: Meriem Chabani, Etienne Chobaux, John Edom - École Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture Paris Malaquais, Paris, France

“Next Generation” Fifth Prize: “Re-Made Fabric” Garment district intervention. Image Courtesy of Holcim Foundation
“Next Generation” Fifth Prize: “Re-Made Fabric” Garment district intervention. Image Courtesy of Holcim Foundation

Project descriptions via the Holcim Foundation

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Cite: Karissa Rosenfield. "13 Projects Win Regional Holcim Awards 2014 for Asia Pacific" 14 Nov 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/567806/13-projects-win-regional-holcim-awards-2014-for-asia-pacific/> ISSN 0719-8884