The USD 2 million Holcim Awards is the most significant international competition for sustainable design and takes place every three years. The 4th cycle attracted more than 6,000 entries for projects to be built in 152 countries.
Award: Holcim Foundation Prize - Asia Pacific
Project: In-Situ Network: Growing Islands and Resilient Coastlines
Main Author: Maj Plemenitas
Co-Author: Ana Abram
"The jury enjoyed the ingenuity of the proposal dealing with the restoration of sandbanks susceptible to the detrimental effects of climate change” – a small-scale solution for a large-scale problem.
Commended is the intelligent deployment of computational design to increase the performance of individual branches when combined into groups or swarms of branches, where the whole is greater than the sum of its parts."
– Holcim Awards Jury