Monday, 19 February 2018
Competition 2017 | International Competition | This Architecture Competition is organized by Holcim Ltd and Lafarge S.A. LafargeHolcim Awards 2016/2017 is the International Awards Competition recognizes innovative projects and future-oriented concepts – and is the most significant global competition for sustainable design. The Awards encourages architects, planners, engineers and project owners to go beyond conventional notions of sustainable construction in their work and to harmonize economic, ecological and social concerns. Projects and concepts in the fields of architecture, landscape architecture, urban design, civil engineering, mechanical engineering and related fields are eligible for entry in the competition. Each competition cycle spans three years, from announcement to completion and a total of two million US dollars in prize money is awarded.
DEADLINE: March 21, 2017
The LafargeHolcim Awards is the most significant global competition in sustainable design. Organized by the LafargeHolcim Foundation for Sustainable Construction, the competition identifies the ideas with the highest potential to tackle today’s challenges to increasing urbanization and to improve quality of life.
The competition is now open for registration until March 21, 2017 at 14:00hrs (UTC). The competition is open for projects in architecture, building and civil engineering, landscape and urban design, materials, products and construction technologies that contribute to the five “target issues” for sustainable construction. The competition has two categories with different requirements:
The juries consist of independent, renowned representatives from science, business and society. They evaluate entries against the “target issues” for sustainable construction.
The five “target issues” defined by the LafargeHolcim Foundation quantify the degree to which buildings contribute to sustainable development. The IUCN Conservation Centre uses only 20 percent of the electricity consumed by a conventional building of its size and creates an exceptional indoor atmosphere that promotes social integrity and interaction. An overriding principle applied throughout the building is economy of means, achieved through lean design, “skin-and-bones” architecture, multifunctional building elements, and functional synergy where combined effects achieve better economic and ecological performance.
Professor of Architectural & Urban Design, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL Lausanne); and member of the Academic Committee of the LafargeHolcim Foundation, Switzerland
Co-Founder, Büros für Konstruktivismus, Germany
Professor & Past-Director, School of Architecture & Landscape Architecture (SALA); and Senior Research Fellow, Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability (CIRS), University of British Columbia (UBC), Canada
Head of Ductal for North America, Growth & Innovation Department LafargeHolcim, USA
Co-founder and Principal, spbr arquitetos; and Lecturer, Faculty of Architecture & Urbanism, Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil
Founder and Principal, Tatiana Bilbao Estudio; and Professor of Design, Universidad Iberoamericana (IBERO), Mexico
Professor of Architectural Engineering, Department of Construction & Architectural Engineering, The American University in Cairo, Egypt
Founder and Principal, NLÉ, Nigeria and the Netherlands
Professor and Chair of Architectural Design, Faculty of Architecture, Building & Planning, University of Melbourne; and Director and Founder, LAB Architecture Studio, Australia
Professor of Sustainable Construction, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zurich); and member of the Academic Committee (AC) of the LafargeHolcim Foundation, Switzerland
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