The Holcim Foundation for Sustainable Construction was created in 2003 to raise awareness of the important role that architecture, engineering, urban planning and construction have in achieving a more sustainable future – and to encourage critical interdisciplinary and long-range perspectives on a local, regional, and global basis.
To stimulate a sustainable future, the Holcim Foundation undertakes a range of carefully targeted activities which include:
Holcim Awards competition for sustainable construction projects and visions, and
Holcim Forum symposiums
The Holcim Foundation reports on the progress of sustainable construction projects associated with its initiatives. The updates explain how projects have evolved from inspired ideas into tangible flagships of sustainable construction:
Holcim Projects reports on progress towards sustainable construction
| Global Holcim Awards 2012 competition |
A school project in Gando, Burkina Faso, a multifunctional community center in São Paulo, Brazil, and an urban renewal plan in Berlin, Germany are the winners of the Global Holcim Awards for 2012. These leading sustainable construction projects were selected from 15 finalist submissions by a jury of independent experts.
Global Holcim Awards 2012
| Publications on exemplary buildings |
The latest booklet in a monographic series tells the story of how values of sustainability translated into reality at the Holcim Apasco cement plant project in Hermosillo, Mexico.
Holcim Foundation publications
Banner image: Winner of the Holcim Awards 2011 "Next Generation" 1st prize – “Efficient fabrication system for geometrically complex building elements, London, UK”.
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