Holcim Awards Asia Pacific Winners Announcement

Selamat kepada para pemenang Holcim Awards Asia Pacific 2011, khususnya para pemenang untuk proyek-proyek di Indonesia, kepada Bpk. Yandi Yatmo dan tim Universitas Indonesia, Bpk. Dian Susilo dan tim-nya di Solo dan juga Bpk. Steven Brunsmann dan tim dari NUNC untuk memenangkan 3 dari 6 Acknowledgment Prize untuk Indonesia. Proyek-proyek mereka akan maju ke Global Holcim Awards untuk Innovation Prize 2012.
Holcim Awards merupakan kompetisi untuk memajukan konstruksi yang berkelanjutan dan berlangsung 3 tahun sekali. Juri-juri untuk kompetisi region Asia Pacific adalah sbb;-Wowo Ding-Uday Athayankar-Olivia la O’Castillo-Paul Hugentobler-Momoyo Kaijima-Ashok B Lall-Valerie Portefaix-Hand-Rudolf Schalcher-Gunawan Tjahjono
Pengumuman untuk12 karya yang mendapatkan penghargaan adalah sbb;
-Holcim Awards Gold: Locally-manufactured cob and bamboo school building in Pakistan, by Eike Roswag of Ziegert Roswag Seiler Architekten Ingenieure-Holcim Awards Silver: A factory conversion to urban agriculture in Thailand, by Isavaret Tamonut-Holcim Awards Bronze: Ecologically-designed retail and commercial building in Malaysia, by Ken Yeang of T R Hamzah & Yeang
Projects in Indonesia, India and Japan receive AcknowledgementsSix projects were presented with an Acknowledgement prize – three are located in Indonesia, two in India and one in Japan. A project in three villages of Central and West Java led by Yandi Yatmo of Universitas Indonesia uses the process of building to encourage community consolidation and development. A socially-integrated rural school in Sukoharjo by Dian Susilo of deesignhandmade includes school functions, agricultural areas and a marketplace that involves the local community to share in the benefits of the school infrastructure.

The vertical informal settlement designed by a team led by Steven Brunsmann of nunc architects in the Netherlands provides a housing strategy for informal settlements in Jakarta that alleviates problems from flooding, promotes waste recycling, maintains social coherence and provides affordable living spaces. A primary healthcare center, near Dharmapuri, in a hot and semi-arid rural region in Andhra Pradesh, India designed by Rajesh Renganathan and Iype Vernperampil of Flying Elephant Studio provides a shaded and well-ventilated waiting and gathering space together with a high-tech medical core.

An urban renewal and transport circuit designed by Madhav Raman and Vaibhav Dimri of Anagram Architects converts an under-utilized ring railway into a multi-use civic and traffic space within the urban fabric of New Delhi to support the vibrant street life which is an integral part of Indian culture. A post-earthquake housing renovation project in Kobe, Japan by Masaaki Takeuchi of uzulab and Shihoko Koike of Osaka City University upgrades an existing concrete structure using simple means to include a ground-floor retail facility, outdoor gardens, and extensively vegetated exterior structures forming an ameliorated urban space.
“Next Generation” prizes for post-graduate student visionsThe Holcim Awards competition recognizes the importance of engaging tomorrow’s professionals on the theme of sustainable construction through the “Next Generation” category which shares the visions and ideas of postgraduate university students. First prize was awarded to August Liau, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), United States for a project to increase bicycle commuting in Beijing, China. The project advocates pedal power as a dynamic alternative for urban transit and recalls its well-proven potential in the world’s former cycling capital.


Second prize was awarded to Indian student Mishkat Ahmed, University of California, Berkeley, United States for an approach to town planning that introduces focus and context-sensitivity into large scale urban planning for the revitalization and urban development of Navi Mumbai. Julia King, London Metropolitan University, United Kingdom received the third prize for a sound research approach that leads to a practical solution for an urgent problem by providing a decentralized sanitation system in Savda Gehvra, a regulated resettlement suburb 30km west of New Delhi, India.
Info detail-nya dapat dilihat di http://www.holcimawards.orgUntuk melihat booklet pemenang Holcim Awards Asia Pacific dapat mengunduh: http://www.holcimfoundation.org/Portals/1/flip/A11/APAC/index.html


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