Refocusing the Holcim Awards

Evolving the competition format

Building upon the success of the previous six cycles and 18 years of achievements of the Holcim Foundation for Sustainable Construction, we are evolving the Holcim Awards format to reflect the increasingly urgent ambitions to enable a sustainable built environment.

As the appetite to tackle the many consequences of climate change grows, we are refocusing and accelerating the Holcim Awards. We want to uncover the real-world projects that exemplify sustainable construction and that can rapidly become case studies for the global design and construction community. 

We will continue to invite architects, urbanists and engineers to submit their projects, and these will be evaluated using the Foundation’s goals and principles for sustainable construction. We will work with our winners to regularly document their projects to share updates and inspiration that accelerate the usage of the best solutions for a sustainable built environment.

What's new?


The Holcim Awards for Sustainable Construction will be held bi-annually, starting in 2023 (launch date coming soon).


There are no categories or age restrictions. Each submitted project must have a potential or confirmed client. 


Project authors will select and submit the sustainability data points that are most relevant for each project.

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Register your interest in the world’s most significant competition for sustainable design. 

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Compete for USD 1 million in total prize money. 

Gain global recognition for your work. 

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