Global Holcim Awards Winners 2012

Gando Secondary School in Gando, Burkina Faso. Photo © Holcim Foundation.

Gando Secondary School in Gando, Burkina Faso. Photo © Holcim Foundation.

At Gando Secondary School in Gando, Burkina Faso, the shaded landscape creates platforms for meetings and teaching, and allow for natural ventilation.  Photo © Holcim Foundation.

At Gando Secondary School in Gando, Burkina Faso, the shaded landscape creates platforms for meetings and teaching, and allow for natural ventilation.  Photo © Holcim Foundation.

Library floor plan, Gando Secondary School in Gando, Burkina Faso.  Photo © Holcim Foundation.

At Gando Secondary School in Gando, Burkina Faso, the walls, ceilings, and roof structure are employed in the natural ventilation system.  Photo © Holcim Foundation.

The design for a multifunctional community center in Sao Paulo transfoms a void into a dynamic public zone.  Photo © Holcim Foundation.

The community center in Sao Paulo includes plans for a music school and various sports areas.  Photo © Holcim Foundation.

The structure in Sao Paulo is built to prevent site erosion and mudslides.  Photo © Holcim Foundation.

Terraces in the community center provide additonal public spaces.  Photo © Holcim Foundation.

The urban renewal plan for Berlin centers on a stretch of the Spree River, turning a large section into a public simming area.  Photo © Holcim Foundation.

Also included in the plans are filter basins that will treat water naturally before it enters the swimming area downstream.  Photo © Holcim Foundation.

The filter basin, as planned, for the Berlin urban plan.  Photo © Holcim Foundation.

The swimming pool, as planned.  Photo © Holcim Foundation.

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