• A Pioneering Global Awards Competition

    Launched in 2004 to recognise sustainable design projects

  • The Most Significant Competition for Sustainable Design

    Over USD 12 million awarded in prize money to date

  • Over 250 Winning Projects in 70+ Countries

    Selected by independent juries across all regions of the world

  • A Hotbed for the World’s Most Influential Architects

    Three Holcim Awards winners have become Pritzker Prize Laureates

Supercharging the best projects in sustainable design and construction

The Holcim Awards competitions were created to recognise and promote projects that combine sustainable design and sustainable construction with architectural excellence.

With close to 30,000 entries received from 130 countries over the past two decades, the reach of the Holcim Awards is truly global. More importantly, the impact for the authors of the over 250 projects recognised to date is significant. From legitimacy to support project realisation on the ground to peer recognition at a global scale, the Holcim Awards play a key role in accelerating the best ideas and solutions for a more sustainable built environment.

Our latest Holcim Awards Gold winners

  • Extending the Cycle in Switzerland

    Extending the Cycle in Switzerland

    • Gold
      Awards Gold 2020–2021 Global
    • Gold
      Awards Gold 2020–2021 Europe

    Extending the Cycle in Switzerland

    A building repurposing and extension exemplifies how design processes can be turned upside-down in favor of circular construction.

    Extending the Cycle in Switzerland
  • House as Garden in Illinois

    • Gold
      Awards Gold 2020–2021 North America

    House as Garden in Illinois

    A self-sustaining and collaborative neighborhood in where resource efficiency is the key to personal empowerment.

    House as Garden in Illinois
  • Wetland Vitality in Colombia

    • Silver
      Awards Silver 2020–2021 Global
    • Gold
      Awards Gold 2020–2021 Latin America

    Wetland Vitality in Colombia

    A landscape design for the recovery of a wetland creates environmental and social sustainability.

    Wetland Vitality in Colombia
  • Growing Social Fabric in Palestine

    Growing Social Fabric in Palestine

    • Gold
      Awards Gold 2020–2021 Middle East Africa

    Growing Social Fabric in Palestine

    An environmental, social and cultural hub created through the restoration of the historic center.

    Growing Social Fabric in Palestine
  • Agrarian Enrichment in China

    Agrarian Enrichment in China

    • Gold
      Awards Gold 2020–2021 Asia Pacific

    Agrarian Enrichment in China

    A project to preserve the traditional rural fabric of the Nanhe River valley and to promote its integration into a more sustainable urban and agricultural system.

    Agrarian Enrichment in China

Sustainability is of paramount importance in construction. In view of climate change and diminishing resources, we need fresh approaches along the entire value chain of the construction industry as the building sector moves toward net-zero emissions and circular material flows. The winners of the Holcim Awards 2021-2022 showcase the cutting edge of approaches to sustainable design, green architecture, and materials innovation.

A chronology of sustainable construction

130 countries

With close to 30,000 entries received from 130 countries over the past two decades

The reach of the Holcim Awards competition is truly global. More importantly, the impact for the authors of the over 250 projects recognised to date is significant. From legitimacy to support project realization on the ground to peer recognition at a global scale, the Holcim Awards play a key role in accelerating the best ideas and solutions for a more sustainable built environment.

Holcim Awards 2019/2020: From circular material flows to environmental recovery

Over the years we have seen the themes of winning projects evolve, with architects, engineers and urbanists increasingly focussed on projects that seek to minimize resource use, optimise circular design, restore ecosystems, and enhance local community life.

Use the map below to explore the regional themes addressed by our most recent Holcim Awards winners:

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