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The Board of the Holcim Foundation defines the strategies through which the Foundation encourages innovative approaches to sustainable construction. The Board inspires the programs of the Foundation by integrating architectural, scientific, cultural, and policy concerns and ensures that they are aligned with the current interpretations of sustainable development. Five members of the Board form the legal Board of Trustees of the Foundation according to Swiss law (Stiftungsrat). A Steering Group composed of three members of the Board manages the operational activities of the Foundation.


2001_AcademicCommittee_Group_1430.jpgAcademic Committee

The Holcim Foundation for Sustainable Construction collaborates with some of the world’s leading technical universities that act as partners.

The Academic Committee (AC), based at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zurich and EPFL Lausanne), provides support by developing, implementing, and monitoring initiatives on the scientific and technical level.

Academic Committee 



Next Generation Ambassadors

The Holcim Foundation’s Next Generation Ambassadors have been selected by the Board of the Foundation to advise on emerging trends and propose locally relevant opportunities that will raise the visibility of sustainable construction in a meaningful way. As members of the Foundation’s Next Generation Accelerator (NGX) network, the Next Generation Ambassadors represent their peers and help to uncover ideas that can be transferable across regions to continue growing the Foundation’s outreach activities.

Next Generation Ambassadors


The Office of the Holcim Foundation runs the Awards competition in close cooperation with its associated universities and Holcim, organizes symposiums (Forum and Roundtable), reports on updates on former Awards winning projects, and publishes books including a series of monographs on outstanding examples of sustainable construction.


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