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 2021 Re-materializing Housing Workshop
Contents Report
Holcim Foundation
Supporter of the 2021 Re-materializing Housing Workshop
The Holcim Foundation for Sustainable Construction encourages sustainable responses to the technological, environmental, socioeconomic and cultural issues affecting building and construction. It was created in 2003 to promote thought leadership on a greener, smarter, circular and more inclusive built environment.
The Holcim Foundation has analysed material flows in the building sector via a series of roundtables and conferences with international experts. To further this investigation, it now seeks to pursue novel material applications in practice with a focus on housing delivery in emerging regions of the world.
For this purpose, the globally-active Holcim Foundation is proud to join forces with the Norman Foster Foundation to support a workshop dedicated to housing. This workshop offers a platform for the next generation of researchers and practitioners to meet in a week-long laboratory to explore how to rematerialise housing in the long term—both from the top–down and from the bottom–up.
Promising students from a range of universities and disciplines are invited to scrutinise and extend the propositions to rematerialise construction made by experts. The workshops will be guided by the Holcim Foundation’s target issues for sustainable construction that align the exigencies of habitation with the metamorphosis of construction.
The Holcim Foundation also conducts the two-million-dollar Holcim Awards, the world’s most significant competition for sustainable design.
 Norman Foster in conversation with Laura Viscovich,
incoming head of the Holcim Foundation, and Maria Atkinson, chairperson of the board for the Holcim Foundation
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