What We Do
Democratizing the latest thinking and best practice on sustainable design
The Holcim Foundation is a pioneer of the sustainable design and construction movement. It has served as a beacon of thought leadership for the building industry since 2003. With six international Awards cycles, over 100 events and 50 publications under our belt, we are more committed than ever to help accelerate systems change in the built environment.
Holcim Foundation events
The Next Generation Awards Lab at Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, Argentina gathered the Holcim Awards winners in the young professionals category from across the Americas to receive their trophies, present their prize-winning concepts, and forge a network for future exchange.
Holcim Awards competition
Celebrating the winners of the Holcim Awards for Sustainable Construction that showcase the cutting edge of approaches to sustainable design, green architecture, and materials innovation.
Case studies in sustainable construction
We follow the construction of La Quebradora Hydraulic Park is a publicly-accessible water retention and treatment complex that serves 28,000 inhabitants in urgent need of recreational spaces and water in Mexico City.
Transforming the construction sector is a huge task. And we are convinced that the best ideas and cutting-edge solutions are wasted if not understood, mainstreamed, and implemented to deliver real world impact. That’s why we work to identify, discuss and democratize the latest leading-edge thinking and best practice on sustainable construction from around the globe.
The Holcim Foundation has systematically brought together the types of knowledge that are relevant for the built environment. Alejandro Aravena
Three main objectives to drive impact
Transfer ideas and knowledge
We gather, publish and promote timely and relevant content on critical topics for sustainable construction.
Empower a community of changemakers
We support a global and intergenerational network of design and construction experts
Showcase real-world solutions
We recognize and support scalable solutions that are best practice for sustainable construction