Re-adapting Buoyant Vernacular Architecture
Research in Practice Grant explores new solutions to enhance community wellbeing using local materials and expertise in IndonesiaRead more
Live Webinar - Mar 5
Holcim Awards prize winners from China and Mongolia on heritage and tradition in sustainable designMore info & register
Introducing the Shingle Façade
Research in Practice Grant recipient proposes a new approach for recycled architectural glassRead update
The world’s most significant competition for sustainable design - showcasing projects that contribute to the transformation of the building sector.
On a mission to accelerate the global movement for sustainable construction
Founded in 2003, the Holcim Foundation was one of the first organizations to define and promote the key principles of sustainability for the built environment. Today, we are more committed than ever to ensuring that leading-edge thinking and best practice solutions are placed in the hands of everyone.
About the Holcim Foundation
Watch a 2-minute video about the Holcim Foundation - a non-profit organization, dedicated to accelerating the global movement for sustainable architecture, design and construction.
How we support systems change
The Holcim Foundation aims to identify, discuss, and democratize the latest leading-edge thinking and best practice in sustainable construction from around the globe. We focus on three main objectives as an organization to achieve this mission:
We spark, interrogate, and promote the most important solutions that accelerate the transition to sustainable construction
We support blue-sky thinking and practical knowledge sharing that is critical to transform the way the construction sector designs and builds
We conduct the international Holcim Awards competition to build a pipeline of innovative approaches to design and construction
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