The second cycle of the three-year Holcim Awards for Sustainable Construction came to a conclusion with the May 8 announcement Global Awards winners. Receiving the gold was a river remediation and urban development scheme for Fez, Morocco, by Aziza Chaouni and Takako Tajima. (See the January 2007 issue of ARCHITECT for an earlier version of this project, which earned Chaouni a P/A Award.) Each of the four projects named in the Global Awards previously won a gold, silver, or bronze award in one of the Holcim Awards' five regional competitions (Africa/Middle East, Asia/Pacific, Europe, Latin America, and North America). Learn more at holcimfoundation.org.
Gold Award ($300,000)
River remediation and urban development scheme, Fez, Morocco; Aziza Chaouni and Takako Tajima, Bureau E.A.S.T.
Silver Award ($200,000)
Low-impact greenfield university campus, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam; Kazuhiro Kojima, Coelacanth and Associates, and Trong Nghia Vo, Vo Trong Nghia Ltd.
Bronze Award ($100,000)
Sustainable planning for a rural community, Beijing; Yue Zhang, Tsinghua University School of Architecture, and Feng Ni, Beijing Municipal Commission of Urban Planning
Innovation Prize ($50,000)
Day labor station, San Francisco; Liz Ogbu, Public Architecture, and John Peterson, Public Architecture/Peterson Architects
The jury: Charles Correa, Charles Correa Associates (chair); Peter Head, Arup; Enrique Norten, TEN Arquitectos; Saskia Sassen, Columbia University; Hans-Rudolf Schalcher, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology; and Rolf Soiron, Avenir Suisse.