|LafargeHolcim Awards for Sustainable Construction|
|Awarded for||Projects and visions in sustainable construction|
|Presented by||LafargeHolcim Foundation for Sustainable Construction|
|Reward(s)||Total USD 2 million|
The LafargeHolcim Awards is an international competition that seeks projects and visionary concepts in sustainable construction – irrespective of scale. A total of US$2 million in prize money is awarded in each three-year cycle. Eligible for entry are projects in: buildings and civil engineering works; landscape, urban design and infrastructure; and materials, products and construction technologies. The LafargeHolcim Awards is conducted by the LafargeHolcim Foundation for Sustainable Construction based in Switzerland. Entries can only be made online.
The competition was known as the Holcim Awards from 2003. Holcim Ltd and Lafarge S.A. completed their global merger and launched LafargeHolcim in July 2015. The name of the foundation was changed to LafargeHolcim Foundation, and the competition became the LafargeHolcim Awards.
Regional and global phase
The LafargeHolcim Awards competition opens with five regional LafargeHolcim Awards competitions and is followed by the Global LafargeHolcim Awards. The regional LafargeHolcim Awards are based on five geographic areas: Europe, North America, Latin America, Middle East Africa, and Asia Pacific. Entries in the competition are allocated to a region based on the location of the project.
LafargeHolcim Awards main and Next Generation category
There are two categories within the competition: The LafargeHolcim Awards main category of the competition is open to architects, planners, engineers, and project owners that showcase sustainable responses to technological, environmental, socioeconomic and cultural issues affective contemporary building and construction. The fifteen projects that receive LafargeHolcim Awards Gold, Silver or Bronze in the five regions are then qualified for the competition for the Global LafargeHolcim Awards. The Next Generation category is open for students and young professionals not older than 30. The category seeks visionary design concepts and bold ideas including design studio and research work.
Submissions in both categories are evaluated by independent juries, using five "target issues" to define sustainable construction. Three of these align with the triple bottom line concept of balanced social, environmental and economic performance. The two remaining target issues define contextual and aesthetic impact, as well as innovation and transferability.
The independent juries consist of renowned experts from architecture, engineering, planning, and the construction industry.
The total prize money for each cycle of the regional and global LafargeHolcim Awards competitions is US$2 million.
Global Awards winning projects
|2018||Publicly-accessible water retention and treatment complex, Mexico City, Mexico by Manuel Perló, Loreta Castro Reguera, Yvonne Labiaga, Elena Tudela, Víctor Luna, Fernando Gómez - Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), Mexico City, Mexico; Oscar Torrentera - HUVA Consultoría; Julian Arroyo - D202, Mexico City, Mexico; Sara Sour - Virens Arquitectura Paisaje Ingeniería, Mexico City, Mexico; Gustavo Rojas - Área Común, Mexico City, Mexico; Néstor Rangel - Taller Capital, Mexico City, Mexico; José Antonio Poncelis and Jorge Compeán - GAIA, Los Angeles, USA; Alejandra Ramos - Mexico City, Mexico; Emilio Ponce - Mexico City, Mexico; Jetro Centeno - Mexico City, Mexico; Margarita Gorbea - Mexico City, Mexico; Oscar Díaz - Mexico City, Mexico; Lino Pau - Mexico City, Mexico||Religious and secular complex, Dandaji, Niger by Mariam Kamara - atelier masomi, Niger; Yasaman Esmaili - studio chahar, Iran||Community-driven neighborhood planning, Detroit, USA by Constance C. Bodurow, Eric Mahoney - studio[Ci], Detroit, USA; Will Bright, David Cross - It Starts at Home (IS@H), Detroit, USA; Darrel West - Detroit, USA; Donald Carpenter - Great Lakes Stormwater Management Institute, Southfield, USA; Mark Hagerty - Michigan Solar Solutions, Commerce, USA; Nathaniel Autrey - DTE Energy, Detroit, USA; Mark Drotar - Detroit, USA; Meaghan Markiewicz - Detroit, USA; Drew Bradford - Detroit, USA; Paige Spagnuolo - Detroit, USA; Ruiyi Liu - Detroit, USA; Amin Toghiani - Detroit, USA; Yochen Pan - Detroit, USA; Tim Miller - Detroit, USA; Yu Zhu - Detroit, USA; Brandi Patterson - Detroit, USA; Cory Benjamin - Detroit, USA; Drew Mittig - Detroit, USA; Fares Ahmed - Detroit, USA; Lina Alosachie - Detroit, USA; Karl Seidman - Detroit, USA; Leigh Carroll - Detroit, USA; Grant Williams - Detroit, USA; Sam Jung - Detroit, USA; Kelly Blynn - Detroit, USA; David Musselman - Detroit, USA|
|2015||UVA de La Imaginación water reservoirs, Medellin, Colombia by Mario Fernando Camargo Gómez and Luis Orlando Tombé Hurtado - Colectivo 720, Cali, Colombia||Community Library, Ambepussa, Sri Lanka by Milinda Pathiraja and Ganga Ratnayake - Robust Architecture Workshop, Colombo, Sri Lanka||The Dryline (Big U) flood protection, New York City, USA by Kai-Uwe Bergmann, Bjarke Ingels, Thomas Christoffersen, Daniel Kidd and Jeremy Siegel - BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group, New York, USA; Matthijs Bouw and Ivo de Jeu - One Architecture, Amsterdam, Netherlands; Laura Starr, Stephen Whitehouse, Andrea Parker and Melon Wedick - Starr Whitehouse Landscape Architects and Planners, New York, USA; James Lima - James Lima Planning + Development, New York, USA; Steven Baumgartner - Buro Happold Engineering, New York City, USA; Byron Stigge - Level Agency for Infrastructure, New York, USA; - One Architecture, Amsterdam, Netherlands; Christina Kaunzinger - Green Shield Ecology, Bridgewater, USA; Edgar J. Westerhof - ARCADIS, USA; Daniel Payne - AEA Consulting, Beacon, USA; Prem Krishnamurthy - Project Projects, New York, NY, USA|
|2012||Secondary school, Gando village, Burkina Faso by Diébédo Francis Kéré - Kéré Architecture, Berlin, Germany||Fábrica de Música public building, Grotão, São Paulo, Brazil by Alfredo Brillembourg and Hubert Klumpner - Urban-Think Tank (U-TT), São Paulo, Brazil||Flussbad Berlin (Project), Berlin, Germany by Tim Edler and Jan Edler - realities:united, Berlin, Germany|
|2009||River remediation and urban development scheme, Fez, Morocco by Aziza Chaouni and Takako Tajima - Bureau EAST, Los Angeles, USA||Greenfield university campus, Mekong Delta, Vietnam by Kazuhiro Kojima - Coelacanth and Associates C+A, Tokyo, Japan, Sanuki Daisuke - Daisuke Sanuki Architectural Design Ofﬁce, Tokyo, Japan and Vo Nghia - Vo Trong Nghia Co. Ltd, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam||Rural community, Beijing, China by Yue Zhang - Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, Feng Ni - Beijing Municipal Commission of Urban Planning, Beijing, China and Lingbo Sun - Urbanenergy, Cambridge, MA, USA|
|2006||Main Station, Stuttgart, Germany by Christoph Ingenhoven - Ingenhoven und Partner Architekten, Düsseldorf, Germany and
Urban Integration Project, San Rafael-Unido, Caracas, Venezuela by Silvia Soonets, Isabel Pocaterra, Maria Pocaterra and Victor Gastier - Proyectos Arqui5, Caracas, Venezuela
|Waterpower, Mulini Valley, Italy by Luigi Centola - Centola & Associati, Salerno, Italy and Mariagiovanna Riitano - University of Salerno, Salerno, Italy||Greening the Infrastructure at Benny Farm, Montreal, Canada by Daniel Pearl, Mark Poddubiuk and Bernard Olivier - L’OEUF (L'Office de L'Eclectisme Urbain et Fonctionnel), Montreal, Canada|
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