Entry is open for the 6th International LafargeHolcim Awards for Sustainable Construction.

Organised by the LafargeHolcim Foundation, the competition is held across five geographic regions and two categories. The Awards spotlight projects and concepts from architecture, engineering, urban planning, materials science, construction technology, and related fields.

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.

The second category seeks bold ideas from the next generation – both students and young professionals – that combine sustainable construction solutions with architectural excellence.

Each of the five geographic regions will have its own jury of renowned and independent specialists. The regional juries are headed by Jeannette Kuo, Karamuk Kuo Architects, Switzerland (Europe); Reed Kroloff, Illinois Institute of Technology, USA (North America); Loreta Castro Reguera, Taller Capital, Mexico (Latin America); Mariam Kamara, atelier masōmī, Niger (Middle East Africa); and Nirmal Kishnani, National University of Singapore (Asia Pacific).

For the main category of the competition, projects must have reached an advanced stage of design, should have a high probability of execution, and may not have started construction before January 1, 2019.

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.

Entry to the competition is free and must be made in English using a web-based form that can be accessed at www.lafargeholcim-awards.org/enter.

‘Target issues’ for sustainable construction

Submissions are evaluated according to five ‘target issues’ for sustainable construction: innovation and transferability; ethical standards and social inclusion; resource and environmental performance; economic viability and compatibility; and contextual and aesthetic impact.

Shortlisting finalists for the global LafargeHolcim Awards competition

Regional winners will be announced in the second half of 2020 at Awards ceremonies. These winners will then compete for the Global LafargeHolcim Awards in 2021, and will be evaluated by a global jury headed by Hashim Sarkis, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA and curator of the 2020 Venice Biennale of Architecture.

Entries to the 6th International LafargeHolcim Awards for Sustainable Construction will close on February 25, 2020.

Visit the awards website for more details.