Holcim Awards 2023

Entries open February 6

Holcim Awards 2023

The Holcim Awards is the world’s most significant competition for sustainable design and showcases the potential for sustainable design and sustainable construction approaches to transform the building sector.


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  • Competition opens: February 6, 2023
  • Registration deadline: March 30, (14:00hrs UTC)
  • Jury evaluation: May/July 2023
  • Nominee verification: August/September 2023
  • Winners announced: November 18, 2023
  • The Holcim Awards competition recognizes and promotes projects that combine sustainable design and sustainable construction with architectural excellence.
  • The global competition is conducted in five geographic regions: Asia Pacific, Europe, Latin America, Middle East Africa, and North America.
  • Independent expert juries will evaluate submissions and nominate the winners.
  • USD 1 million in total prize money (USD 200,000 per region) will be shared between winners of a Holcim Awards Gold, Silver, Bronze prize, and Acknowledgement prizes in each region.
  • Gold, Silver, and Bronze winners from all regions will be invited to the prize announcement to be held at the Venice Biennale of Architecture 2023.
What's New
  • The revised competition supports a redefined mission of the Foundation to accelerate the global movement for sustainable construction and stimulating the transfer of knowledge across the community.
  • Holcim Awards will be held bi-annually starting from 2023, with results announced in the same calendar year.
  • Entries are evaluated using the Foundation’s renewed goals for sustainable construction (Uplifting places, a Healthy planetViable economics, and Thriving communities).
  • The entry process requests more detailed sustainability data points.
  • Project must not have started construction before January 1, 2022.
  • Projects may be at the following stages: detailed design, completed design, under construction, and completed construction.
  • Projects must be client-supported – commissioned by a client for the purpose of real-world execution. The project submission must include contact details of the client who may be contacted for due diligence purposes if the project is nominated for a prize by the jury.
How to Enter
  • Entry is free.
  • Online entry form will be available from February 6, 2023.
  • Entry content includes a project summary, details on the project author/team, images, and information on the sustainability data points that are most relevant to the project.
  • Submissions must be in English.
  • No limit to the number of entries an individual/team may submit.