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LafargeHolcim Awards 2016

Juries to evaluate record number of Awards projects

Juries to evaluate record number of Awards projects

Diversity of entries from across all regions

The 5th International LafargeHolcim Awards competition for projects and visions in sustainable construction closed at the end of March 2017. From a total of 5,085 entries by authors in 121 countries, 70% are valid and will be examined by independent juries in five world regions. More than half of all valid entries were submitted by students and young professionals up to 30 years of age. This confirms the personal engagement in sustainability of the Next Generation of architects, engineers, planners and construction specialists.

The world’s most significant competition in sustainable design

The 5th Awards competition is the first one involving countries that joined LafargeHolcim as part of the merger of the two entities to form the world’s leading building materials and solutions company. This boosted the response to the competition, especially in Middle East Africa with countries contributing far more entries than ever before. The claim of the LafargeHolcim Awards to be the world’s most significant competition in sustainable design is underlined by this diversity of entries from across all regions.

Independent juries nominate prize winners

Five juries – one in each geographical region of the competition – nominate the prize winners of the respective region, evaluating the entries according to the “target issues” for sustainable construction. Hosted by one of the associated universities of the LafargeHolcim Foundation, the juries consist of independent, renowned representatives from architecture, science, business and society. Following each jury meeting (May/June 2017), the Project Contacts (as indicated in the competition online entry form) of nominated projects will be contacted as part of the project verification process.

Target issues for sustainable construction

Awards jury members


Five regional Awards ceremonies

The winners will be announced in the fourth quarter of the year, where prizes carrying a purse of USD 330,000 will be presented in each region. Representatives of each nominated project team that successfully passes the verification process will be invited to attend the respective two-day regional Awards ceremony. The results will also be communicated through the channels of the LafargeHolcim Foundation.

Next competition

The LafargeHolcim Awards promotes and rewards sustainability in construction since 2003 and is an initiative of LafargeHolcim – providing innovative products and building solutions with a clear commitment to social and environmental sustainability. The next LafargeHolcim Awards competition will open for entries in mid-2019.

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