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MIT architects, planners honored for sustainable design

Three projects led by MIT faculty — a greenhouse in Massachusetts heralded as a “virtuosity of integration;” a plan to weave together working and living in a neighborhood in Cartagena, Colombia; and an earthquake-resistant public building that doubles as an emergency shelter in Thecho, Nepal — have been recognized for forward-thinking excellence in this year’s LafargeHolcim Awards competition.

With over 5,000 entries representing 121 countries, the International LafargeHolcim Awards recognize exceptional projects and visions in sustainable construction initiatives with elements of architectural excellence. Award recipients were unique in their ability to surpass responding to problems with only technical solutions, instead using problems as opportunities to enhance the quality of life at a national, regional, and global level.

From Detroit to Cartagena to Thecho, learn more about how these projects are improving quality of life in a sustainable manner via the full MIT News Story here.