Fifth LafargeHolcim Awards

125 Project appraisal by the Global LafargeHolcim Awards jury The jury sees this project as part of a global trend of architecture that is revisiting and updating tradition- al handicraft. The Foundation’s “target issues” are all addressed and made clear through a well-structured visual presentation. However, the project suffers in comparison to other schemes with similar objectives, such as the project “Legacy Restored” (page 20). The boards, for example, did not address concerns from the regional jury that the design requires changes to be compatible with rammed earth construction. Moreover, the jury feels that using the construction of the building to train in handicraft would be better achieved if the design was thought of as incremental or even perpetual. Architecture revisiting and updating traditional handicraft view, albeit in many cases only after 20 or 30 years. Basically, it’s important to convince the client that sustainable building is simply healthier – for the economy, for nature, and for society – and thus for every single human being. Initial project submission page 206.

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