Who won a Silver Award at DFA ?
Post-earthquake reconstruction demonstration project of Guangming Village / Mainland China
Winning Company: The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong Environmental Design – Home & Residential Spaces
After the Ludian earthquake in 2014, villagers of Yunnan’s Guangming Village lost their faith in the local traditional rammed-earth buildings, 90% of which were destroyed during the earthquake. This project innovated the traditional rammed-earth building
with high-science and appropriate technology to increase the seismic performance and indoor environmental quality of the building. Good thermal and daylighting performance guaranteed a low operating energy consumption, thus minimise the carbon footprint
of the structure. A “3L” (local technology, local materials, and local labor) strategy and craftsmen training program have been implemented to provide a safe, economical, simple, and sustainable reconstruction strategy.
The DFA Awards were held on December 6, 2017 and organised by The Hong Kong Design Centre (HKDC) with Create Hong Kong of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government as the major sponsor.
DFA Awards offers a stage to some of the most dedicated talents, encouraging the growth of creative industry and providing a platform to establish networks with influential designers and business leaders.