LafargeHolcim Foundation for Sustainable Construction

The LafargeHolcim Foundation for Sustainable Construction was created in 2003 to raise awareness of the important role that architecture, engineering, urban planning and the building industry have in achieving a more sustainable future. It is an initiative of LafargeHolcim, and expresses its commitment to sustainable development.

 
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Celebrating teams from all eleven LafargeHolcim Awards prize-winning teams from Asia Pacific for 2017.

LafargeHolcim Awards for Sustainable Construction

Flagship of the Foundation is the LafargeHolcim Awards for Sustainable Construction. It is the world’s most significant competition for sustainable design. It rewards projects and visionary concepts that go beyond balancing environmental performance, social responsibility, and economic growth, thereby exemplifying architectural excellence and a high degree of transferability. Each competition cycle spans three years, from announcement to completion and a total of USD 2 million in prize money is awarded. 

The LafargeHolcim Awards competition for projects and visions from architecture, engineering, urban planning, materials science, construction technology, and related fields has two categories: 

LafargeHolcim Awards main category

  • For exemplary sustainable construction projects at an advanced stage of design from architecture, engineering, urban planning, materials and construction technology, and related fields.
  • No age restriction for project authors.
  • Project must not have started construction/fabrication before January 1, 2019.

LafargeHolcim Awards Next Generation category

  • For visionary design concepts and bold ideas including design studio and research work.
  • Authors can be no older than 30 years of age (date of birth later than June 4, 1988).
  • Students and young professionals are welcome to enter the Awards main category with projects that have reached an advanced stage of design.

The 6th International LafargeHolcim Awards competition is open for entries until February 25, 2020.

 

LafargeHolcim Forum (Symposiums)

The LafargeHolcim Forum for Sustainable Construction is a tri-annual series of conferences on a specific topic of sustainable construction, conducted in collaboration with the Foundation’s associated universities. The multi-day event is an academic platform for architects, engineers, planners, and construction specialists of all generations and geographic locations.

In addition, the LafargeHolcim Forum provides master and PhD students appointed by the Foundation’s associated universities with an opportunity to network with some of the world’s leading professionals. This dialog brings the visions of young professionals to the symposium. Each LafargeHolcim Forum is complemented by the release of academic publications. Since its inception, the Foundation has conducted six Forums. The 6th International LafargeHolcim Forum, dedicated to the topic of “Re-materializing Construction”, was hosted by the American University in Cairo (AUC), Egypt. It took place from April 4 to 6, 2019.