Foundation 23 - Re-materializing Construction
2 Rethinking materialization “Materials are forever stretching the boundaries of what is possible – in a future of doing more with less.” Lord Norman Foster, founder and principal of Foster + Partners. He was the opening keynote speaker at the LafargeHolcim Forum (from page 10). “Follow a material’s life cycle to get a better view of the industry.” Kai-Uwe Bergmann, partner architect at Bjarke Ingels Group. He was a workshop respondent at the LafargeHolcim Forum. “We have enough existing materials – we can improve them and make them more effective.” Anne Lacaton, co-founder of Lacaton & Vassal architects. She was a keynote speaker at the LafargeHolcim Forum (from page 14). “It’s important to talk about how to deal with materials in the future.” Francis Kéré, principal of Kéré Architecture. He was a keynote speaker at the LafargeHolcim Forum (from page 18). “We have to work together – building naturally or industrially.” Anna Heringer, Honorary Professor of the UNESCO Chair in Earthen Architecture. She co-moderated a workshop at the LafargeHolcim Forum. “Bring all the knowledge to the political decision-makers.” Rt Hon Simon Upton, former Environmental Director of the OECD and currently New Zealand Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment. He summed up the findings of “Re-materializing construction” (from page 64). “From new construction to waste collection – re-materializing has many angles.” Brinda Somaya, princi- pal of Somaya & Kalappa Consultants in India and member of the Board of the LafargeHolcim Foundation.
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