4th International Holcim Awards competition


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The awards cover the entire spectrum of sustainability. The competition talks about social and cultural aspects, about urban planning, and minimizing the consumption of resources.

Category Award / Open to Students / Competition Result
Type International, Award, Open/ Age Restriction
Genre Sustainability
Country Switzerland
RegDeadline 24 March 2014 GoogleCal iCal
31 March 2014 (via Online) GoogleCal
Eligibility All
Target Field Holcim Awards: Project started before July 1, 2013/ Next Generation: Project started before 1 July 2013, between 18 and 30 years of age

The 4th International Holcim Awards competition celebrates projects and visions that contribute to a more sustainable built environment and features total prize money of USD 2 million.
The competition is open for projects in architecture, building and civil engineering, landscape and urban design, materials, products and construction technologies that contribute to the five “target issues” for sustainable construction. The competition has two categories with different requirements.

Holcim Awards (main category)
- Project has reached an advanced stage of design with high probability of execution
- Execution of the project may not have started before July 1, 2013
- All authors must be at least 18 years of age (date of birth March 24, 1996 or earlier)
"Next Generation" (young professionals and students category)
- Visionary projects and bold ideas
- All authors must be between 18 and 30 years of age (date of birth between July 2, 1982 and March 24, 1996)
- Execution of the project may not have started before July 1, 2013

See "July section" in official website

USD 2 million total

Entry Fee

Regional Awards 2013/14
Awards ceremonies by region: September to November, 2014 to be held in Moscow, Russia (for region Europe), Toronto, Canada (North America), Medellín, Colombia (Latin America), Beirut, Lebanon (Africa Middle East) and Jakarta, Indonesia (Asia Pacific)
Global Awards 2015
Global Awards handover events: from May 2015

Past winners

Holcim Foundation and partner universities

Official Website