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Sustainability VS Security. Una tavola rotonda pubblica in occasione del finissage della Biennale di Venezia

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In collaborazione con LafargeHolcim Foundation for Sustainable Construction, Alejandro Aravena, curatore della 15. Mostra Internazionale di Architettura della Biennale di Venezia, ha invitato opinion leader di primo piano a un dibattito pubblico su sostenibilità e sicurezza in concomitanza con l’ultima settimana della Biennale Architettura. La tavola rotonda dal titolo “Reporting From the Front: Sustainability vs. Security” ha esaminato alcuni dei temi che sono emersi nel corso della Mostra, attraverso alcuni casi studio presentati da professionisti in prima linea nel mondo dell’architettura e della sostenibilità.

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I vincitori della quarta edizione dei Global Holcim Awards 2015

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La giuria di esperti internazionali guidata da Mohsen Mostafavi, Preside della Graduate School of Design (GSD) presso Harvard University, USA ha selezionato i vincitori tra i 15 progetti che sono stati premiati nelle cinque competizioni regionali del 2014. I vincitori della quarta edizione del concorso sono stati designati il 20 Aprile, i trofei e il premio di 350,000 dollari vanno a progetti situati in Colombia, Sri Lanka e USA.Read More

Saranno premiati il prossimo 20 aprile i vincitori degli Holcim Awards a livello mondiale.

La giuria, guidata da Mohsen Mostafavi (Dean of the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University) sta decidendo tra una rosa di 15 progetti, a loro volta già vincitori dei premi Gold, Silver e Bronze degli Holcim Awards 2014 relativi alle cinque macroaree mondiali.

I partecipanti, provenienti da ogni parte del globo, interpretano in modo diverso l’attuale grammatica della sostenibilità nel campo dell’architettura e della costruzione.

In giuria sono Marc Angélil, Senior Dean of Architecture and Urban Design at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zurich, Switzerland), Alejandro Aravena, Principal of Elemental (Chile), Maria Atkinson, Founding Director of the Australian Green Building Council (Australia), Meisa Batayneh Maani, Principal of maisam architects and engineers (Jordan), Yolanda Kakabadse, President of WWF International (Ecuador), Mohsen Mostafavi, Dean of the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University (USA), Matthias Schuler, Principal of Transsolar(Germany) and Rolf Soiron, Chairman of the Board of the Holcim Foundation (Switzerland).

Di seguito sono riportati alcuni dei progetti candidati al premio.

Anthropic Park / Freshwater ecological reserve and remediation, Saline Joniche, Italy | Liquid city: Instead of a predesigned urban tissue, a controlled growth process is proposed. The initial grid of gardens is the support of the urban, which will develop in time through small-scale gradual appropriations. The result will be a liquid city that works as a complete urban configuration in all stages of consolidation, satisfying the current societal needs, but is also able to adapt itself to any contextual change or future necessities.

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Project entry 2014 Europe – The Commons: Participatory urban neighborhood, Vienna, Austria

 

 

Articulated Site / Water reservoirs as public park, Medellín, Colombia | The project provides public space for leisure and vitality.

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Project entry 2014 Latin America – Articulated Site: Water reservoirs as public park, Medellín, Colombia

 

Incremental Construction / Low-cost modular housing scheme, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia | The SICU prototype is a compact double-story unit comprised of a prefabricated concrete lower structure and lightweight eucalyptus frames for the upper floor. After all parts have been prefabricated, the building was constructed in ten days by 35 students from three countries and now stands erect in a typical neighborhood of Addis Ababa, serving to demonstrate an alternative housing approach and to prompt further discussions between policy makers, industry and academia.

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Project entry 2014 Africa Middle East – Incremental Construction: Low-cost modular housing scheme, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

 

Children’s House / Pedagogically-aligned school, San Andrés Payuca, Mexico | Kokokali is a compound word derived from the Nahuatl kokone (children) and kali (house). Kokokali, the Children’s House, achieves an emotional connection between the educational space, its community and its users.

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Project entry 2014 Latin America – Children’s House: Pedagogically-aligned school, San Andrés Payuca, Mexico

 

Eco-Techno Park / Green building showcase and enterprise hub, Ankara, Turkey

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Project entry 2014 Africa Middle East – Eco-Techno Park: Green building showcase and enterprise hub, Ankara, Turkey

 

Hy-Fi / Zero carbon emissions compostable structure, New York | Hy-Fi is a new paradigm for design and manufacturing, with almost zero waste, zero embodied energy, and zero carbon emissions. It is a compostable structure that offers a new vision for society’s approach to physical objects and the built environment.

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Project entry 2014 North America – Hy-Fi: Zero carbon emissions compostable structure, New York, NY

 

Poreform / Water absorptive surface and subterranean basin, Las Vegas | Las Vegas loses 74,000 megaliters of rainfall to the shallow aquifer per year in the form of urban runoff, the result of frequent major flooding. At the same time, the city is spending precious energy pumping water uphill from Lake Mead to the newest suburbs, and from the deeper principal aquifer to offset what is lost to runoff. Downtown floods because all detention basins are located in the suburbs. We propose a system of smaller basins for the dense downtown to encourage strategic growth.

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Project entry 2014 North America – Poreform: Water absorptive surface and subterranean basin, Las Vegas, NV, USA

 

Rebuild by Design / Urban flood protection infrastructure, New York | How can the mandate of large-scale protective infrastructure with meaningful community engagement be obtained? How can the requirements of a “Robert Moses” hard infrastructure combined with the local community-driven sensitivity of Jane Jacobs be manifest? BIG U contains a protective ribbon: 21 km of flood protection tailored to each neighborhood and the community it serves.

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Project entry 2014 North America – Rebuild by Design: Urban flood protection infrastructure, New York, NY, USA

 

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WIKIHOUSE 4.0

La struttura di Wikihouse 4.0 è un sistema di costruzione modulare realizzato con pannelli digitalmente pretagliati assemblati con un sistema a incastro senza l’utilizzo di bulloni. La costruzione di 70 mq è una semplice struttura in legno facile da assemblare sicura ed impermeabile ad aria e acqua.

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Il prototipo, realizzato in occasione del London Design Festival da un team di volontari, grazie ad un sistema open source permette, senza competenze costruttive convenzionali, di costruire un’ abitazione personalizzata su due piani ad alte prestazioni e a basso consumo energetico. Wikihouse 4.0 è costruita su rotaie in legno che la rendono compatibile con qualsiasi tipo di fondazione e condizioni del terreno.

Dal sito è possibile scaricare i modelli digitali stampabili autonomamente e procedere con la realizzazione vera e propria della piccola costruzione grazie ad una serie di indicazioni consultabili gratuitamente.

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Rooftop Honey

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Vanessa Kwiatkowski e Mat Lumalasi sono i fondatori del progetto ‘Melbourne City Rooftop Honey’  che mira a riportare le api nelle nostre città con piccole casette bianche-alveari installate sui tetti di bar, ristoranti, alberghi e giardini.Read More

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The e-QBO is autonomous and can be integrated into the urban context without loosing its identity.The project incorporates LED lights and the energy accumulated from renewable sources is stored in batteries and used fot lighting the box and charging variuos electronic devices.

During the MADE EXPO 2013 fair, the e-QBO hosted a lounge and info point for RSE “Research on Energy System” and it was also selected to represent Italy at the World Future Energy Summit in Abu Dabi.

On e-QBO website, you can personalize your own space, choosing the size you need and the function you want and the designers will fit with your desires.

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