Professional Practice

Holcim Awards Competition for Sustainable Construction Projects

Date: 7/1/2013 - 3/24/2014

Type: Competitions / Awards

Location(s): International


The Holcim Awards recognizes innovative projects and future-oriented concepts on regional and global levels. A total of $2 million USD in prize money is awarded in each three-year cycle.

The competition seeks projects that demonstrate an ability to stretch conventional notions about sustainable building and also balance environmental, social, and economic performance – while also exemplifying architectural excellence and a high degree of transferability.

There are two categories within the competition. The Holcim Awards (main category) is open to architects, landscape architects, planners, engineers, project owners, builders and, construction firms that showcase sustainable responses to technological, environmental, socioeconomic, and cultural issues affective contemporary building and construction.

The Holcim Awards also seeks the visions and bold ideas for the “Next Generation” (young professional/student) for submissions of young professionals and university students where all project authors are no older than 30 years of age.

A regional competition is in each of the five world regions: Europe, North America, Latin America, Africa Middle East and Asia Pacific. Independent juries supported by the Holcim Foundation’s partner universities evaluate submissions on the basis of the “target issues” for sustainable construction.

The 4th International Holcim Awards competition is open for entries now and closes for registration March 24, 2014.


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