LafargeHolcim Awards 2016/2017

This awards is the most significant global competition in sustainable design.

Category Award / Open to Students
Type International, Award, Open, Single-Stage, Onymous
Genre Architecture, Furniture, Landscape, Product, Sustainability, Technology, Urban
Country Switzerland
RegDeadline 21 March 2017 GoogleCal iCal
21 March 2017 (via Online)
Eligibility Next Generation only: between 18 and 30 years of age
Target Field LafargeHolcim Awards: Execution of the project may not have started before July 4, 2016/ Next Generation: Execution of the project (if applicable) may not have started before July 4, 2016

The LafargeHolcim Awards is the most significant global competition in sustainable design. Organized by the LafargeHolcim Foundation for Sustainable Construction, the competition identifies the ideas with the highest potential to tackle today’s challenges to increasing urbanization and to improve quality of life.
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 LafargeHolcim Foundation for Sustainable Construction is committed to the underlying principles of sustainability, which assert that long-term development of the built environment requires a balanced interplay of responsible economic, ecological, and social agendas.
To achieve this objective, the LafargeHolcim Foundation and its partner universities have identified five “target issues” that aim to clarify principles for sustaining the human habitat for future generations. These “target issues” serve as criteria for projects submitted for the LafargeHolcim Awards and as a road map for other related activities of the Foundation.
- Innovation and transferability – Progress
- Ethical standards and social inclusion – People
- Resource and environmental performance – Planet
- Economic viability and compatibility – Prosperity
- Contextual and aesthetic impact – Place

Harry Gugger (HEAD OF JURY), Professor of Architectural & Urban Design, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL Lausanne); and member of the Academic Committee of the LafargeHolcim Foundation, Switzerland
Sandra Bartoli, Co-Founder, Büros für Konstruktivismus, Germany
Ray Cole (HEAD OF JURY): Professor & Past-Director, School of Architecture & Landscape Architecture (SALA); and Senior Research Fellow, Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability (CIRS), University of British Columbia (UBC), Canada
Dominique Corvez, Head of Ductal for North America, Growth & Innovation Department LafargeHolcim, USA
Angelo Bucci (HEAD OF JURY), Co-founder and Principal, spbr arquitetos; and Lecturer, Faculty of Architecture & Urbanism, Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil
Tatiana Bilbao, Founder and Principal, Tatiana Bilbao Arquitectos; and Professor of Design, Universidad Iberoamericana (UIA), Mexico
Nagwa Sherif (HEAD OF JURY), Professor of Architectural Engineering, Department of Construction & Architectural Engineering, The American University in Cairo, Egypt
Kunlé Adeyemi, Founder and Principal, NLÉ, Nigeria and the Netherlands
Donald Bates (HEAD OF JURY), Professor and Chair of Architectural Design, Faculty of Architecture, Building & Planning, University of Melbourne; and Director and Founder, LAB Architecture Studio, Australia
Guillaume Habert, Professor of Sustainable Construction, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zurich); and member of the Academic Committee (AC) of the LafargeHolcim Foundation, Switzerland

Regional prizes:
- LafargeHolcim Awards (main category): Gold USD 100,000/ Silver USD 50,000/ Bronze USD 30,000
- 4 LafargeHolcim Awards Acknowledgement: USD 20,000 each
Next Generation prizes: 1st prize USD 25,000/ 2nd prize USD 20,000/ 3rd prize USD 15,000/ 4th prize USD 10,000
Global prizes (The 15 recipients of regional LafargeHolcim Awards Gold, Silver and Bronze are automatically nominated for the Global LafargeHolcim Awards in 2018.):
- Global LafargeHolcim Awards: Gold USD 150,000/ Silver USD 100,000: Bronze USD 50,000
- A Global LafargeHolcim Jury Wild Card Award: USD 50,000

Entry Fee

Technical details: location, dimensions, materials, costs and other key data
Project summary: background and project concept (text up to 800 characters)
Statements on sustainability concept: response to the “target issues” for sustainable construction (3 statements up to 800 characters each)
5-10 project images (high resolution image files with captions)

Regional Awards 2016/17: Awards ceremonies by region from September to November 2017
Global Awards 2018: Global Awards handover events from mid-2018

Past winners

Holcim Foundation and partner universities

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