Foundations 16 - page 3

Foundations 16
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sionals who are intensively engaged in
sustainable construction, are especially
well connected, and have committed
themselves to specifically help build
awareness of the Holcim Foundation
and the Holcim Awards.
Wherever Group companies held promotional
events on the Holcim Awards competition –
such as in Brisbane, Australia – interest was
high and the house was full.
Erwin Viray, Professor of Architecture and
Design at the Kyoto Institute of Technology,
Japan (left), and Yue Zhang, Deputy Chair of
the Department of Urban Planning at the
School of Architecture at Tsinghua University,
before the event in Beijing, China.
A significant Ambassador in the Asia
Pacific region is Erwin Viray, Professor
of Architecture and Design at the Kyoto
Institute of Technology, Japan, and
Editorial Associate of the eminent Japa-
nese monthly journal a+u (Architecture
and Urbanism). In a lecture delivered
at the School of Architecture at Tsing-
hua University in Beijing, China, Erwin
Viray spoke on “Attitudes and Sustain-
able Construction” and on the Holcim
Awards. He had been invited to speak
by Yue Zhang, the Deputy Chair of the
Department of Urban Planning at the
School of Architecture at Tsinghua Uni-
versity who is personally connected with
the Holcim Awards: His project “Sustain-
able planning for a rural community”
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