Regional Holcim Award

Masdar_Regional Holcim Award.jpg2011 Masdar City wins Acknowledgement Prize

The Holcim Awards is an international competition that recognizes innovative projects and future-oriented concepts on regional and global levels. The competition is designed to encourage architects, planners, engineers and project owners to go beyond conventional notions of sustainable construction in their work and to harmonize ecological, social and economic concerns.

The project Swiss Village Sprinter Building was awarded with an acknowledgement prize in the region Middle East / Africa within a total of 6065 submissions worldwide. The jury acknowledges the building's design approach to be sustainable by design: 'sustainability being an architectural quality that emerges when a building responds to and integrates its social and physical environments in the development of its form and function to make effective and efficient use of resources. The project is an example of a holistic sustainable approach applicable in climatically challenging but technically sophisticated environments.'

The award was presented on September 8th in Casablanca (MA) in presence of a top-class international Jury.

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