July 14, 2013
by Canadian Architect
The 4th International Holcim Awards competition celebrates projects and visions that contribute to a more sustainable built environment and features total prize money of $2 million USD.
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 main category of the Holcim Awards concerns a project that has reached an advanced stage of design with a high probability of execution. Execution of the project may not have started before July 1, 2013, and alll authors must be at least 18 years of age (date of birth must be March 24, 1996 or earlier).
The “Next Generation” category of the Holcim Awards is geared to young professionals and students, and focuses on visionary projects and bold ideas. All authors must be between 18 and 30 years of age (date of birth must be between July 2, 1982 and March 24, 1996). Execution of the project may not have started before July 1, 2013.
Renowned technical universities lead the independent juries in five regions of the world. They evaluate entries against the “target issues” for sustainable construction.
The registration deadline is March 24, 2014, followed by the deadline for submission of March 31, 2014.
For more information, please visit www.holcimfoundation.org/AwardApplication/holcim-awards/overview