Watch the announcement of all 33 Main Category winners of Global and regional Holcim Awards. The winners of the global Holcim Awards for Sustainable Construction showcase the cutting edge of approaches to sustainable design, green architecture, and materials innovation.
The Global Holcim Awards winning projects are located in Colombia, Morocco, Switzerland, and Vietnam. In addition, four non-monetary Commendations went to Australia, Cabo Verde, Jordan, and the Philippines.
The Global Holcim Awards and all Holcim Awards Main category prizes were presented at a handover ceremony at the International Architecture Biennale in Venice, Italy.
Main category winners from Austria, Bosnia & Herzegovina, France, Germany, Sweden and Switzerland combine technical and political aspects to make a sustainable whole - and focus on materiality and building aspects.
Next Generation category winners from Belgium, Spain, Switzerland and the United Kingdom each highlight a different aspect of sustainable construction.
The four Main category winners from the USA and one from Canada address socially disadvantaged ethnic groups.
The Next Generation category winners, three from the USA and one project from Canada, all address fundamental issues and challenges.
Main category winners from Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador and Mexico dealt with water issues, land use, and the restoration and recovery of land.
Next Generation category winners from Argentina, Brazil, Columbia and Mexico sensitively deal with fundamental aspects of sustainability.
Main category winners from Cabo Verde, Iran, Jordan, Morocco, Palestine, Uganda, and Yemen had a local cultural basis and dealt with empowerment.
Next Generation category winners from Iraq, Jordan, Sierra Leone, and Uganda share an intrinsic optimism about the future.
Main category winners from Australia, Cambodia, China, the Philippines, and Vietnam dealt with combining technical and political aspects into a sustainable whole.
Next Generation category winners from India, Indonesia and Thailand all share a strong focus on social sustainability.