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  • Holcim Awards 2023 Winners

    Showcasing projects that contribute to the transformation of the building sector

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Holcim Awards for Sustainable Construction

The world’s most significant competition for sustainable design - showcasing projects that contribute to the transformation of the building sector.

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The next Holcim Awards competition will open for entries in late 2024 and close in early 2025.

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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.

The Holcim Awards competition was created in 2004 by the Holcim Foundation for Sustainable Construction to identify and celebrate shining examples of leading-edge thinking from across the building industry. 

Since its launch, seven Awards cycles have been completed with over 340 prizes conferred - recognizing 20 further projects in the Holcim Awards 2023. With a total prize pool of USD 1 million, the Holcim Awards competition was revised in 2023 to focus on projects at a late design stage that are client-supported and commissioned for real-world execution.

Holcim Awards 2023 Gold winners

  • Infinito Delicias

    • Gold
      Awards Gold 2023 Europe

    Infinito Delicias

    360° co-design process for rehabilitation of an industrial building

    Infinito Delicias
  • Fujian Tulou

    • Gold
      Awards Gold 2023 Asia Pacific

    Fujian Tulou

    Conservation and adaptive reuse of heritage buildings

    Fujian Tulou
  • Surf Ghana Collective

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      Awards Gold 2023 Middle East & Africa

    Surf Ghana Collective

    Youth empowerment and responsible tourism co-operative

    Surf Ghana Collective
  • Utopia Estrella Iztapalapa

    • Gold
      Awards Gold 2023 Latin America

    Utopia Estrella Iztapalapa

    Urban forest and social infrastructure precinct


    Utopia Estrella Iztapalapa
  • 1925 Victoria Park Ave

    • Gold
      Awards Gold 2023 North America

    1925 Victoria Park Ave

    High-tech and low-cost modular housing solution for urban living

    1925 Victoria Park Ave

The winners of the Holcim Awards for 2023 underscore the breadth of diverse and innovative real-world approaches to transforming the built environment. The projects exemplify the growing global effort to provide holistic design and construction responses that advance multiple aspects of sustainable development.

A chronology of sustainable construction

138 countries

With more than 30,000 entries received from 138 countries over the past two decades.

The reach of the Holcim Awards competition is truly global. The competition and winning projects inspire us all to continue advocating for the rapid deployment of existing solutions that will contribute to a future where both humanity and our ecosystems can regenerate and thrive.

Holcim Awards 2023

From adaptive reuse and material circularity to participatory design and cooperative business models

The 20 winning projects of the Holcim Awards 2023 each successfully represent highly contextual and practicable approaches to sustainable construction: across diverse scales, budgets, geographies, and forms. Moreover, having evolved the competition criteria this year to focus on commissioned projects at the late design stage, the winning projects exemplify how it is possible - in this decisive decade to advance sustainable development - to pursue and deliver the application of innovative design and construction practices that provide a holistic response to meeting human development goals and regenerating natural systems.

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