Entries open in two million dollar sustainable construction competition
4th International Holcim Awards seeks projects and visions that contribute to
a more sustainable built environment
TORONTO, July 3, 2013 /CNW/ - The Holcim Awards is one of the most significant
competitions in its field in terms of reputation and international scope. The
fourth cycle of the competition offering a total of USD 2 million in prize
money is now open for entries. The competition seeks leading projects from
industry professionals and bold ideas from the "Next Generation" that
contribute to sustainability within architecture, building, civil engineering,
landscape and urban design, as well as construction materials and
technologies. Entries must be submitted online at www.holcimawards.org by
March 24, 2014.
The Holcim Awards (main category) is open to architects, planners, engineers,
project owners, builders and construction firms that showcase sustainable
responses to technological, environmental, socioeconomic and cultural issues
with contemporary building and construction. Projects must have reached an
advanced stage of design, have a high probability of execution, and may not
have started construction before July 1, 2013.
The competition also seeks visionary projects and bold ideas for the "Next
Generation" (young professionals and students category). All authors must be
aged between 18 and 30 years of age: (date of birth between July 2, 1982 and
March 24, 1996), and the project may not have started construction before July
Organized by the Swiss-based Holcim Foundation for Sustainable Construction
the competition is conducted in parallel in five regions of the world in
2013/14 followed by a global phase in 2015. Regional winners will be announced
at Holcim Awards ceremonies in late 2014 in Moscow (for region Europe),
Toronto (North America), Medellín (Latin America), Beirut (AfricaMiddle East)
and Jakarta (Asia Pacific).
10 truly innovative Canadian sustainable construction projects have won in
previous award cycles and received support and recognition on the global
stage. These include the winning projects "Greening the Infrastructure at
Benny Farm" in Montréal, "Living with Lakes" in Sudbury and "Evergreen Brick
Works" in Toronto. The Holcim Awards are an opportunity to celebrate the
innovative and sustained efforts of Canadian students, architects, engineers
and project owners.
Internationally renowned architects and academics in juries
Independent jury panels of experts evaluate all entries against the five
"target issues" for sustainable construction which cover economic, social and
environmental performance as well as contextual/aesthetic impact, and
innovation/transferability. A full list of jury members is available at:
More than 150 prize winning projects over ten years
Previous Holcim Awards prize winners in more than 40 countries range from the
provision of basic needs in developing communities through to complex
technical solutions. Details about all previous Holcim Awards prize winners
are available at: www.holcimfoundation.org/projects-search
The Holcim Foundation is supported by Holcim Ltd and its Group companies in
more than 70 countries and is independent of its commercial interests. Holcim
is one of the world's leading suppliers of cement and aggregates as well as
further activities such as ready-mix concrete and asphalt, including services.
Media contact Junaina Saulat Director, Corporate Marketing and Communications,
Holcim (Canada) Inc. Junaina.email@example.com 1-905-532-3065
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