In an effort to support the realization of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) launched by the United Nations, the Government of Indonesia continues to carry out various programs to improve the quality of education which is one of the sustainable development targets, including in terms of facilities and supporting facilities. The focus on this education sector was also the concern of Indonesian architects who participated in the 5th LafargeHolcim Awards cycle global competition for sustainable construction, Daliana Suryawinata and Florian Heinzelmann from SHAU Architects, Bandung, and Andi Subagio from SASO Architects, Jakarta. Appearing as a champion for the Asia Pacific Region, the two architects expressed their views on the sustainable concept to support the improvement of education in Indonesia, today September 27, 2018 at the Jakarta Design Center.

The micro library project “Micro Libraries” by Daliana and Florian, who successfully became finalists of the global LafargeHolcim Awards, is a form of minimalist and environmentally friendly construction concept as a means to broaden the public. On the same occasion, Andi Subagio also conveyed the importance of building by maintaining local values in the present.

As the winner of the Next Generation category for the Asia Pacific Region, Andi Subagio had the opportunity to attend the International LafargeHolcim Next Generation Lab Award in Mexico in September. During the session, the winners of the Next Generation category from all over the world were invited to exchange ideas in developing the concept of sustainable development.

Meanwhile, Daliana Suryawinata and Florian Heinzelmann, SHAU, Bandung, Indonesia are the winners of the Silver Award in the Asia Pacific Region. They created “Micro Libraries – Micro Library” in Bandung to encourage informal education by encouraging reading and community interest throughout Indonesia. Their success in the Asia Pacific region has led SHAU to become a finalist at the Global LafargeHolcim Awards competition.

“We are very proud of the achievements achieved by SHAU in the LafargeHolcim Awards competition at the regional and global levels. “To reach that stage, of course it takes a very big effort to get through all the challenges,” said Oepoyo Prakoso of Sustainable Development Manager of Holcim Indonesia.

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