On 14 June 2021 the winners of the LafargeHolcim Awards Next Generation prizes for Europe were announced.
Annik Keoseyan’s master’s thesis of 2018 ‘Transforming Collectivity in Belgium – Community housing for socially empowered living.’ (under the supervision of Prof. Martino Tattara) was given the 1st prize ex aequo of the 2020 LafargeHolcim Awards Next Generation Europe for Solutions in Sustainable Construction.
‘A social housing concept for Brussels where transformation, sharing and support are the premises for more sustainable and socially empowered living.’
The jury praised “… the maturity and pragmatic character of the project, which was perceived as the genuine commitment of a young designer to address two core issues that are central to sustainability: the transformation of existing building stock and the promotion of social sustainability.”
Annik graduated as an architect from the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) in Mexico City, she studied at the Czech Technical University from Prague and the Ècole nationale supérieure d’architecture de Paris la Villette. In 2018 she received a master’s degree in Architecture from the KU Leuven Faculty of Architecture, where she graduated magna cum laude.