An Interview with LafargeHolcim’s Head of Affordable Housing

As the world’s largest manufacturer of cement, the Swiss-French merged multinational company LafargeHolcim is uniquely qualified to make a powerful impact on the future of affordable housing around the world. A role that François Perrot takes very seriously as head of the company’s ‘Affordable Housing, Growth & Innovation’ department.

LafargeHolcim

Active in 25 countries around the world, LafargeHolcim’s ‘Affordable Housing’ division supplies products and solutions for the construction, renovation and extension of affordable houses, impacting some 440,000 people in 2015 and with a goal of reaching 25 million by 2030.

Perrot talks of how the company tackles the affordable housing crisis from all angles including finance, technical support, construction solutions and distribution to rural communities in South America, Asia, and Africa.

LafargeHolcim

Read more about LafargeHolcim’s efforts, including their collaboration with architects and designers in “What is Affordable Housing?”, published by ARCHHIVE BOOKS.

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About the book: 176 pages, A4 portrait, softcover collection of interviews, design concepts, essays and case studies backed up with premium color high resolution images, on white, uncoated glossy paper.

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