The design improves deteriorating physical and social conditions of the Bukit Jarian Kampong by introducing a sanitation hub as public space in the center of the slum and also restoring the polluted river, which has long been used as a garbage dump. Designed in a square pattern of bridges, buildings and platforms over a landfill bordering the river, the proposed hub is accessible from several sides, opening connections to the neighborhood while providing a range of public amenities.
Holcim Awards “Next Generation” 4th prize 2014 North America: Timber-Link Interlocking panelized timber building system, Cape Dorset, NU, Canada
“Next Generation” Second Prize: “Adaptable Portable” Modular housing for urban poor Main Authors: Nusrat Jahan Mim – Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, Dhaka, Bangladesh 13 Projects Win Regional Holcim Awards 2014 for Asia Pacific
Holcim Awards “Next Generation” 6th prize 2014 North America: Latex Formwork Concrete wall panel construction method, Cambridge, MA, USA
This school project in the small village of Jar Maulwi, 35km northwest of Lahore, is an extension of the existing Tipu Sultan Merkez School, which has provided education for underprivileged rural girls for more than ten years. The new two-story building will provide seven new classrooms. The building was completed in March 2013 and is made from locally-sourced cob and bamboo. The structure is divided into two compact parts connected by a light gallery to mitigate earthquake risk.
Holcim Awards Acknowledgement prize 2011 North America: Energy, water and waste efficient military installation, Fort Leonard Wood, MO, USA
The Integrated Living Community pilot project for an army base in Missouri is a case study for a 20-year master plan to change the planning of all 280 American military installations to a state of net positive energy, net zero water, and net zero waste. The project reflects the specific requirement of the military in relation to sustainability, with an additional motivation for independent systems to withstand disasters.
Global finalist entry 2015 - Post-War Collective: Community library and social recuperation
The quasi-voluntary relocation of informal dwellers in large-scale urban development projects typically results in the dissolution of communities, long commutes to distant workplaces, cultural disorientation of individuals and families, and further adverse effects. Countering standard eviction practices, the submitted proposal for a marginalized settlement in Tangerang, Banten identifies strategies for a gradual upgrading of physical and social space.
Holcim Awards Acknowledgement prize - Megacity Skeleton: Stakeholder participation for urban up-grading, Jakarta, Indonesia
This 2-step micro intervention upgrades informal settlements in megacities and avoids slum-clearance by authorities. Planned first as a participatory initiative – not top-down – narrow spatial “voids” are introduced within high-density residential areas to bring air and light into the neighbourhood’s building fabric.