Sowing the seeds for urban vitality
Holcim Awards winning Wildgarten has now been completed in ViennaRead project update
Sounding Board Rotterdam
This in-person event on June 19 will feature four incredible speakers to present cutting-edge ideas for sustainable construction.More info & Register
A new role for architectural design
Nada Nafeh is re-thinking the role of architects, urban designers, and citizens in improvised settlementsResearch in Practice Grant update
Affordable Supra-Structures fill the gap in housing demand
Alejandro Aravena at the Norman Foster Foundation’s Cities: Affordable Housing WorkshopRead the workshop report
Holcim Awards 2023
The deadline for project authors to edit, finalize and submit their registered entries is April 6, 2023 at 14:00hrs UTC
Next steps in the competition
We are absolutely thrilled with the response we’ve received from our growing global community to the return of the Holcim Awards competition. Your enthusiastic participation has been truly inspiring and we cannot thank you enough!
A team of independent experts will pre-check all submitted entries in detail to ensure their validity before the independent expert juries evaluate them. The Holcim Foundation will contact teams that are nominated for a prize by August to complete a project verification process.
On November 18, 2023 we will announce the winners from all regions during the prestigious Venice Biennale of Architecture on November 18, 2023.
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.
Learn more about Who we are and how we are organized to achieve our Our Vision for a future built environment in which both people and planet can thrive.
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 ideas for sustainable construction
We support a global and intergenerational community of architecture, design and construction changemakers
We conduct international Awards competitions to build a pipeline of innovative construction approaches
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Enthusiastic response to return of Holcim Awards competition
Entry phase wrapped up on April 6
Placing building materials only where they are needed
Ammar Mirjan on robotic rebar solutions create concrete structures that save on materials, emissions and waste at the Holcim Foundation Sounding Board