• Growing Social Fabric

    Collaborative design supports social reconstruction

    Holcim Awards winner from Palestine
  • Life on the Amazon Waters

    Research in Practice Grant documentary explores the unique architecture of the riverine communities in Brazil

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  • Climate resiliency in New York City

    First phase of urban flood protection project in Manhattan opens

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  • Sowing the seeds for urban vitality

    Holcim Awards winning Wildgarten has now been completed in Vienna

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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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