• Introducing the Shingle Façade

    Using an AI-based tool to optimize, re-use, and bring new life to mismeasured and irregular scrap glass units

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  • A library becomes a catalyst in clever retrofit

    A derelict mosque in Niger is revived into a hub for the community

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  • A modular system for net-zero affordable housing

    An innovative design-to-delivery system that tackles pressing issues in the North American housing sector

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  • Promoting reading and social engagement

    Small-scale learning facilities in dense urban contexts across Indonesia

    Read update on Holcim Awards winner in Indonesia

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A showcase of projects that contribute to the transformation of the building sector

The Holcim Foundation has collected leading-edge examples on how the best ideas in sustainable design can be transformed into real-world examples of sustainable construction, including through the Holcim Awards competition.

We share these examples to bridge individuals and expert communities from across different disciplines and different regions of the world so that best practice and emerging ideas for a sustainable built environment can be more rapidly shared and implemented.

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