Dubai award: Waste to Houses in final selection

The CIDEM “From Waste to Houses” project is among 40 finalists for the UN-Habitat Award sponsored by the City of Dubai. It brings together ecologically viable building materials and house improvement in hurricane prone areas. The technologies used are mainly from a CIDEM applied research program and include alternative cement made with recycled wastes from the sugar industry. The initiative, supported by Werkhof Darmstadt-EU, sought new paradigms to increase the availability of materials in the local market to enable house renovation after the frequent hurricanes.

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Consultants

Martín Meléndez
Dominican
Civil Engineer
Spanish and English
Microconcrete roofing tiles (MCR), CP 40 (alternative cement), adobe, tapial, burnt clay bricks, social organization, workshop planning for MCR and alternative cement, setup and implementation of housing projects, disaster prevention in construction

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"Whatever you can find" is an architectural workshop, with communitary participation, from the Catholic University from Quito.
EcoSur network supports this workshop in Santa Rita community, near Archidona, Ecuador.

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