Submissions in the world’s most significant competition for sustainable design close soon
Entries in the 6th International LafargeHolcim Awards for sustainable construction will close on February 25, 2020. The competition seeks projects by professionals as well as bold ideas from the Next Generation that combine sustainable construction solutions with architectural excellence. The Awards foreground projects and concepts from architecture, engineering, urban planning, materials science, construction technology, and related fields.
The competition takes place in parallel across five geographic regions – each with its own jury of renowned and independent specialists. In Europe, the jury includes Jeannette Kuo, Founder of Karamuk Kuo Architects (Switzerland), Marilyne Andersen, Professor of Sustainable Construction Technologies, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (Switzerland); Kristiaan Borret, Chief Architect of the Brussels-Capital Region (Belgium); Nuno Brandão Costa, Founder of Brandão Costa Arquitectos (Portugal); Dirk Hebel, Professor of Sustainable Construction, Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (Germany); Christophe Levy, Director of R&D Construction Solutions, representing the LafargeHolcim Innovation Center (France); Eva Pfannes, Director at Ooze Architects (Netherlands); Sergei Tchoban, Head of SPEECH architectural office and Managing Partner at Tchoban Voss Architekten (Russia/Germany); and Alexandre Theriot, Founding Partner and Architect at BRUTHER (France/Switzerland).
The main category of the competition is open to architects, planners, engineers, project owners, builders and construction firms showcasing sustainable responses within 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 January 1, 2019.
In addition, students and young professionals (aged 30 years or younger) may submit visionary concepts and bold ideas in the Next Generation category of the competition. Submissions may be at an early stage of design – including research and design studio work.
Submissions are evaluated according to five “target issues” for sustainable construction – that aim to clarify principles for sustaining the human habitat for future generations.
The winners will be announced in the second half of 2020 at Awards ceremonies in each region. The main winners then compete for the Global LafargeHolcim Awards in 2021, to be evaluated by a global jury headed by Hashim Sarkis, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA and curator of the 2020 Venice Biennale of Architecture.
Video introduction to Awards: www.lafargeholcim-awards.org/video
Step-by-step guide on entering the Awards: www.lafargeholcim-awards.org/guide
Awards entry form: www.lafargeholcim-awards.org/enter
Previous winners (more than 250 projects): www.lafargeholcim-awards.org/projects