Holcim Regional Award for Sustainable Construction, First Prize Africa Middle East Gold, $100,000

This award is the most prominent sustainable construction prize in the Middle East Region.


Year: 2008

Location: Geneva, Switzerland

Aziza Chaouni: co-recipient with Takako Tajima

Project: “Resuscitating the Fez River: Procedures for New Public Spaces in the Medina of Fez”

Role in Project: co-principal in charge, project lead architect (Takako Tajima co-principal in charge and project lead landscape architect)

Selection Process: blind peer review

Jury Members: Eyal Weizman (University of London), Hans-Rudolf Schalcher (ETH Zurich), Nina Maritz, Dominique Drouet (Holcim), Joe Osae-Addo, Rachid Benmokhtar B. (Al Akhawayn University), Daniel Kebera Irurah (University of the Witwatersrand), and Amer Moustafa (American University of Sharjah)