Holcim Foundation
Current (6th) Awards Cycle
The world’s most significant competition for sustainable design. Projects and visions from architecture, engineering, urban planning, materials science, construction technology, and related fields are eligible for entry. 21 winners of the Next Generation category prizes were announced online, 33 Main category winning projects and their authors will be celebrated on November 13 together with the winners of the global Awards 2021 in Venice, Italy. Read more »
5th Awards Cycle
The fifth Awards attracted 5,085 entries by authors in 121 countries. The regional and global winners of the world’s most significant competition in sustainable design have now been announced. Global prizes were presented to projects from Mexico, Niger, USA, Argentina and Ghana. Read more »
4th Awards Cycle
The fourth Awards attracted more than 6,000 entries for projects to be built in 152 countries. The Global prize winners from Colombia, Sri Lanka and the USA recognize architectural interventions that deliver tangible benefits to local communities. Read more »
Winner Global Gold
Articulated Site
Medellín, Colombia
3rd Awards Cycle
With more than 6,000 entries, third Awards competition promotes sustainable responses from the building and construction industry to technological, environmental, socioeconomic and cultural issues. Global prize winners are located in Brazil, Burkina Faso, Germany, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. Read more »
Winner Global Innovation 3rd Prize
Efficient fabrication system for geometrically complex building elements
London, United Kingdom
2nd Awards Cycle
Almost 5,000 sustainable construction projects and visions from 121 countries entered the second Awards competition. The Global prize winners from China, Morocco, USA and Vietnam encourage best practice and inspire sustainability of the built environment. Read more »
Winner Global Gold
River remediation & urban development scheme
Fez, Morocco
1st Awards Cycle
The first Awards competition attracted 3,000 entries from 120 countries and illustrated how sustainable construction is important in every country and takes many forms. The Global prize winners were from Canada, Germany, Italy and Venezuela. Read more »
Winner Global Gold
Main Station
Stuttgart, Germany
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