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Exhibition on sustainable architecture inaugurated

As a part of the ongoing ‘Bonjour India’-the festival of France, an exhibition on sustainable architecture was inaugurated in the capital today by Mr. Jaipal Reddy, Hon’ble Minister for Urban Development, Govt. of India. Also present on the occasion was HE Mr Jerome Bonnafont, Ambassador of France in India, Mr. Olivier Poivre d’Arvor, Director Culturefrance and renowned architect Raj Rewal.
The exhibition will showcase the works of renowned French architects in the domain of sustainable construction and will be open till 31st January ’10. Various seminars, symposiums and lectures, to be held over the next few weeks, will provide the ideal platform for sharing of experiences and learning between the architects of India and France. This includes a seminar on ‘Hypergreen’ to be delivered by French architect Jacques Ferrier on 16th January ’10.
Committed to sustainable development, Lafarge is intent on supporting the development of the construction sector towards more sustainable practices and also responding to the new expectations of the markets by taking part in the debate on the construction methods of tomorrow’s world towards eco-efficient systems covering CO2 emission, energy consumption, noise impacts, comforts, aesthetics and building life cycle. Lafarge is focused on creating innovative, more eco-friendly materials with a reduced environmental footprint and on the thermal performance of buildings.
In India, through its different businesses, the company has been closely working with architects. One such ongoing campaign launched last year, part of the Global Lafarge Architect Campaign, is the LaGyp Hall of Fame brought to India by LaGyp the complete gypsum board solutions brand of Lafarge. The endeavor is to collaborate with architects’ world over to support innovations in the construction domain and cater to various concerns therein. Lafarge believes that effective communication across the globe is the key to addressing matters such as those on sustainability, modern construction, and various related concerns.
Through the event on sustainable architecture Lafarge aims to promote sustainable construction, increase collaborations and exchanges on modern architecture between India and France and provide a platform for architects of tomorrow to be part of the change in terms of new age building materials and designs.

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