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 1, 2013.
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 (Africa Middle 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
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: www.holcimawards.org/juries
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.
SOURCE: Holcim Canada Inc.
For further information:
Director, Corporate Marketing and Communications, Holcim (Canada) Inc.