• Introducing the Shingle Façade

    Using an AI-based tool to optimize, re-use, and bring new life to mismeasured and irregular scrap glass units

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  • A library becomes a catalyst in clever retrofit

    A derelict mosque in Niger is revived into a hub for the community

    Read update on Holcim Awards winner in Niger
  • A modular system for net-zero affordable housing

    An innovative design-to-delivery system that tackles pressing issues in the North American housing sector

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  • Promoting reading and social engagement

    Small-scale learning facilities in dense urban contexts across Indonesia

    Read update on Holcim Awards winner in Indonesia

From smart ideas to real-world practice

Through our Holcim Awards competitions, we have identified leading-edge examples of how the best ideas in sustainable design can be transformed into real-world examples of sustainable construction.

If you are looking for inspiration, or for examples of how our community addresses specific sustainable design and construction challenges, take time to browse our solutions section. We will regularly update these case studies, and the learnings shared by our Holcim Awards winners, to help you accelerate the usage of the best solutions for a sustainable built environment.

  • Cultural Interlude in Morocco

    We believed in the importance of giving hope to local youth that positive change can occur.

    Aziza Chaouni

  • Emerald Gateway in Massachusetts

    Sustainability and resilience in ecology depended on connecting state agencies together.

    Dan Adams

  • Co-designing broke down the hierarchy between the architect, client, and user.

    Lola Sheppard

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