Holcim Awards 2008 North America

The winners of the second North American Holcim Awards competition for Sustainable Construction projects were announced at a ceremony in Montreal. Total prize money of USD 270,000 was presented to nine projects from Canada and the United States that showcase the latest approaches to address critical topics including housing affordability, employment, renewable energy, and water efficiency.

Holcim Awards Gold 2008
Solar 2 Green Energy, Arts and Education Center, New York, USA
    Main author: Christopher J. Collins, Excecutive Director, Solar One Green Energy, Arts and Education Center,   
    New York, USA

Holcim Awards Silver 2008
Self-contained day labor station, San Francisco, USA
    Main author: Liz Ogbu, designer, San Francisco, USA

Holcim Awards Bronze 2008
Living with Lakes Center for freshwater restoration and research, Sudbury, Canada
    Main author: John Gunn, scientist, Laurentian University, Sudbury, Canada

Holcim Awards Acknowledgement prizes 2008
Evergreen Brick Works heritage site revitalization, Toronto, Canada
    Main author: David Stonehouse, urban planner, Evergreen, Toronto, Canada
Minimal-impact North Vancouver Outdoor School, Canada
    Authors: Ron Kato, Larry McFarland, Craig Duffield, Larry McFarland Architects, Vancouver, Canada
Strategy for environmentally-friendly integration of beehives, Detroit, USA
    Authors: Stéphane Orsolini, Erika Mayr, Berlin, Germany

Holcim Awards “Next Generation” 1st prize 2008
Microstructure research for building skins, Cambridge, USA
    Authors: Neri Oxman, John Hart, architects, MIT, Cambridge, USA

Holcim Awards “Next Generation” 2nd prize 2008
Residential density for urban spaces, Toronto, Canada
    Authors: Chenglong Wang, Lingchen Liu, architects, Beijing, China

Holcim Awards “Next Generation” 3rd prize 2008
Responsive urban downtown activity center, Boston, USA
    Author: Andrew Edward Lantz, student, Harvard GSD, Cambridge, USA

SOURCE: Holcim Awards 2008 North America.

Progressive development key to planning

“To achieve the vision of Hong Kong as Asia’s world city, the Government will focus on three broad areas in working out the future blueprint of Hong Kong – improving a quality living environment, enhancing economic competitiveness, and strengthening links with the Mainland, Secretary for Development Carrie Lam says”

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Choked by unrealistic messages – Haaretz – Israel News

“Last month, the Tolerance Park and Monument was dedicated atop the Armon Hanatziv ridge along the Goldman Promenade in Jerusalem. Its main attraction is an impressive 15-meter bronze sculpture, the handiwork of Polish sculptor Czeslaw Dzwigaj.”

read more @ the SOURCE: Haaretz – Israel NewsChoked by unrealistic messages

Challenge, rewards in running Newton’s only remaining farm – The Boston Globe

It may not be the sprawling 50-acre countryside farm he once dreamed of running, but for Newton resident Greg Maslowe, the 2 acres of city-owned property in south Newton is just right.

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Look at the bigger picture, says landscape architect – Press & Journal

A landscape architect refused yesterday to give his view on the acceptability of long-term landscape damage caused by parts of the proposed Aberdeen bypass’s southern leg.

read more @ the SOURCE: Press & JournalLook at the bigger picture, says landscape architect

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