Entries are now open in the USD 2 million competition for projects and visions of sustainability in building and civil engineering works; landscape, urban design and infrastructure projects; and materials, products and construction technologies.
The Holcim Awards is an international competition of the Holcim Foundation for Sustainable Construction. The competition celebrates innovative, future-oriented and tangible sustainable construction projects and visions from around the globe and provides prize money of USD 2 million per three-year competition cycle.
The main category of the competition is open to architects, planners, engineers, project owners, builders and construction firms that showcase sustainable responses to technological, environmental, socioeconomic and cultural issues affective contemporary building and construction. Projects are eligible for the competition if they have reached an advanced stage of design and construction (or commercial production in the case of materials, products and construction technologies) had not started before July 1, 2010.
The Holcim Awards also seeks the visions and ideas for the “Next Generation” category which is open to student projects created within university programs at final year bachelor level or above (including master’s and PhD).
The third Holcim Awards competition cycle is currently open for entries until March 23, 2011.