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The Imagine blog is supported by the Imagine Group which is a network of teachers and constructors – of builders, structural planners and climate designers. The group sees itself as a merger of educational, research and planning institutions working on conceptual and experimental solutions for structural and climate-related challenges. Imagine Group’s concept is to network the knowledge base according to the tasks and challenges at hand, to provide technical solutions for esthetic and constructive issues. This type of networked collaboration without large, locally fixed hierarchies enables an interdisciplinary, yet topic-related working method that is efficient and – just as important – fun. You are welcome to enjoy our blog that will include not only our concepts, ideas, news and thoughts but will also offer inspiring topics as well as pictures for your own creative work. for more info about the imagine group and the persons behind watch:

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The Audi Urban Future Initiative mentioned the Holcim award winning Grotao Project in Sao Paulo, we developed with Urban Think Tank on their website.

Have a look also to the other projects, by clicking into the picture.


We just got the news, our project in Sao Paulo in which the whole imagine group containing imagine envelope (facade), imagine structure (structure) and Transsolar (climate concept) received the Global Holcim Silver Award. Based on a concept by Urban Think Tank, we put all our effort in supporting the team. Alfredo Brillembourg and Hubert Klumpner adressed this building as a social hub in the middle of the vavelas of Sao Paulo.

We are very happy and proud to receive after the gold award for the national Holcim award in south america also the silver global award, indicating this building and its concepts as the worlds best sustainable solution.

Have a look at the project by clicking into the picture, all plans are available in high and low res.


the imagine group containing imagine structure, Transsolar and imagine envelope supported the design team of Alfredo Brillembourg / Urban Think Tank to develop a sustainable project in the favelas of Sao Paolo. With this project we won the Holcim Award 2011. We are very proud for this achievement and congratulate the team for this prize.

more infos about the project by clicking into the picture and here :


Urban Think Tank an architectural office located in New York and Caracas called us to use our experience using fibre reinforced concrete.

The Caracas cable station is an idea to support the favellas with medicine, water and an easy way to transport anything that is needed to these high and dense settlement. 

To avoid heavy constructions for the roof system a lightweight solution was developed with the use of fibre reinforced sandwich constructions. The idea also contains the possibility to let the inhabitants of the favellas help built the structure, so they feel involved and it becomes part of their life.

Unfortunately the local building company prefered to build their own solution without the help of the inhabitants.

More info about Urban Think Tank under