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Global Holcim Awards 2021

The issue of sustainability is of paramount importance in construction. In view of climate change and diminishing resources, new approaches are needed along the entire value chain of the construction industry as the building sector moves toward net-zero emissions and circular material flows.

The Global Holcim Awards winning projects are located in Colombia, Morocco, Switzerland, and Vietnam. In addition, four non-monetary Commendations went to Australia, Cabo Verde, Jordan, and the Philippines.

Winners

Gold | USD 150,000 | Winterthur, Switzerland

Extending the Cycle in Switzerland
Upgrade using circular material flows
Main Authors
Kerstin Müller - baubüro in situ, Basel, Switzerland; Benjamin Poignon - baubüro in situ, Basel, Switzerland; Pascal Hentschel - baubüro in situ, Basel, Switzerland; Barbara Buser - baubüro in situ, Basel, Switzerland; Marc Angst - baubüro in situ, Basel, Switzerland; Michèle Brand - Drafter, Basel, Switzerland
Further Authors
Katrin Pfäffli - preisig:pfäffli, Zurich, Switzerland; Fachstelle Nachhaltiges Bauen - Amt für Hochbauten Stadt Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland Read more »

Silver | USD 100,000 | Bogota, Colombia

Wetland Vitality in Colombia
Landscape design for environmental recovery
Main Authors
Sébastian Mejía - Connatural, Medellín, Colombia; Egdar Mazo - Connatural, Medellín, Colombia
Further Authors
Gloria Aponte - Connatural, Medellín, Colombia; Santiago Hurtado - Connatural, Medellín, Colombia; Louis Maria Van Asten - Connatural, Medellín, Colombia Read more »

Bronze | USD 50,000 | M’hammid El Ghizlane, Morocco

Cultural Interlude in Morocco
Music school and ecotourism center
Main Author
Aziza Chaouni - Aziza Chaouni Projects, Toronto, Canada
Further Authors
Batoul Faour; Veronica Gallego Sotello - Aziza Chaouni Projects, Toronto, Canada; Azucena Guererro - Aziza Chaouni Projects, Toronto, Canada; Dana Salama - Aziza Chaouni Projects, Toronto, Canada; Li Cheryl Wei - University of Toronto, John H Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape & Design, Toronto, Canada; Adriaan Helby - Sahara Roots Foundation, Hilversum, Netherlands; Wanda Helby - Sahara Roots Foundation, Hilversum, Netherlands; Abdeljlil Saadani - Abdeljlil Saadani , FEZ, Morocco Read more »

Bronze | USD 50,000 | Hanoi, Vietnam

Propagated Sanctuary in Vietnam
Urban forest and economic catalyst
Main Authors
Marek Obtulovic - ODDO architects, Hanoi, Vietnam; Duc Trung Nguyen - ODDO architects, Hanoi, Vietnam; Viet Anh Nguyen - ODDO architects, Hanoi, Vietnam; Hoang Long Nguyen - ODDO architects, Hanoi, Vietnam
Further Authors
Lan Chi Mai - ODDO architects, Hanoi, Vietnam; Victor Lagoa - ODDO architects, Hanoi, Vietnam; Manh Cuong Nguyen - ODDO architects, Hanoi, Vietnam; My Nhat - ODDO architects, Hanoi, Vietnam; Thi Ngoc Anh Le - ODDO architects, Hanoi, Vietnam Read more »

Commendation

Commendation | Zaatari Refugee Camp, Jordan

Connective Threads in Jordan
Refugee shelters using upcycled textile waste
Main Author
Azra Aksamija - Future Heritage Lab, Cambridge, USA
Further Authors
Melina Philippou - Architect, Nicosia, Cyprus; Natalie Bellefleur - Architect, Boston, USA; Lillian Kology - Designer, Boston, USA; Johnathan Kongoletos - Future Heritage Lab, Cambridge, USA Read more »

Commendation | Sydney, Australia

High-Performance Tower in Australia
Energy-efficient urban tower
Main Authors
Wolfgang Kessling - Transsolar Energietechnik, Munich, Germany; Edwin Chan - EC3 Design, Los Angeles, USA; James O’Callaghan - Eckersley O’Callaghan, London, United Kingdom; Corie D Sharples - SHoP, New York City, USA; Andreia Taixeira - SHoP, New York City, USA; Ric Wang - Atlassian, Sydney, Australia
Further Author
Ninotschka Titchkosky - BVN, Sydney, Australia Read more »

Commendation | Chã das Caldeiras, Cape Verde

Rebuilding Erupts in Cabo Verde
Post-disaster community reactivation facility
Main Author
Leão Lopes - M_EIA/Atelier Mar, São Vicente, Cape Verde
Further Author
Teachers and Students - M_EIA/Atelier Mar, São Vicente, Cape Verde Read more »

Commendation | Minalin, Philippines

Empowering the Homeless in the Philippines
Self-financing residential complex
Main Authors
Prasoon Kumar - Billion Bricks, Singapore, Singapore; Robert Verrijt - Billion Bricks - India, Mumbai, India Read more »
 
Awards Details
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Media Release
Recognizing the many facets of sustainable construction
Recognizing the many facets of sustainable construction

The winners of the global Holcim Awards for Sustainable Construction showcase the cutting edge of approaches to sustainable design, green…

Video
Global and Regional Holcim Awards 2021 Announcement
Global and Regional Holcim Awards 2021 Announcement

Watch the announcement of all 33 Main Category winners of Global and regional Holcim Awards. The winners of the global …

Video
Extending the Cycle in Switzerland – Project Overview
Extending the Cycle in Switzerland – Project Overview

A building repurposing and extension in Winterthur exemplifies how design processes can be turned upside-down in favor …

Video
Wetland Vitality in Colombia – Project Overview
Wetland Vitality in Colombia – Project Overview

A landscape design for the recovery of a wetland in Bogotá creates environmental and social sustainability.

Video
Cultural Interlude in Morocco – Project Overview
Cultural Interlude in Morocco – Project Overview

A self-sustaining music school and ecotourism center in M’hamid El Ghizlane to preserve tribal cultural heritage.

Video
Propagated Sanctuary in Vietnam – Project Overview
Propagated Sanctuary in Vietnam – Project Overview

An urban forest for Hanoi develops a self-sustained ecosystem and offers new environmental, social and economic …

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Connective Threads in Jordan – Project Overview
Connective Threads in Jordan – Project Overview

A participatory design upcycles textile waste to create refugee shelters while offering opportunities for the cultural …

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High-Performance Tower in Australia – Project Overview
High-Performance Tower in Australia – Project Overview

A revolutionary tower building in Sydney achieves an outstanding environmental performance while providing new …

Video
Rebuilding Erupts in Cabo Verde – Project Overview
Rebuilding Erupts in Cabo Verde – Project Overview

An educational facility for the reactivation of community life in Chã das Caldeiras, following destruction by lava flows.

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Empowering Homeless in the Philippines – Project Overview
Empowering Homeless in the Philippines – Project Overview

A self-financing residential complex for vulnerable people in Minalin pays for housing supply by means of solar …

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