Recognition of forward-looking projects
The Holcim Awards is an international competition that recognizes innovative projects and future-oriented concepts on regional and global levels. A total of USD 2 million 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.
Holcim Awards (main) and “Next Generation” (young professional/student) categories
There are two categories within the competition. The Holcim Awards (main category) is open to 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 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 on July 1, 2013 (ie: date of birth later than June 30, 1983).
Two-stage global competition
A regional competition 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.
“target issues” for sustainable construction
The 15 projects that receive Holcim Awards Gold, Silver or Bronze in these five regions are then qualified for the competition for the Global Holcim Awards. In addition, all prize-winning projects at the regional level – including the Acknowledgement and “Next Generation” winners – automatically compete for Global Holcim Innovation prizes.
For information on previous Holcim Awards winners follow the links below: