2013/2014 International Holcim Awards competition for Sustainable Construction.


Application Deadline: March 24 2014

The 4th International Holcim Awards competition celebrates projects and visions that contribute to a more sustainable built environment and features total prize money of USD 2 million.


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.

Holcim Awards (main category)

  • Project has reached an advanced stage of design with high probability of execution
  • Execution of the project may not have started before July 1, 2013
  • All authors must be at least 18 years of age (date of birth March 24, 1996 or earlier)

“Next Generation” (young professionals and students category)

  • Visionary projects and bold ideas
  • All authors must be between 18 and 30 years of age (date of birth between July 2, 1982 and March 24, 1996)
  • Execution of the project may not have started before July 1, 2013

Evaluation process

Renowned technical universities lead the independent juries in five regions of the world. They evaluate entries against the “target issues” for sustainable construction.


The total prize money for each cycle of the Holcim Awards competitions (regional and global levels) is USD 2 million.

Regional prizes

  • The total prize money for each of the five regional Holcim Awards competitions is USD 330,000
  • Holcim Awards Gold USD 100,000; Holcim Awards Silver USD 50,000; Holcim Awards Bronze USD 30,000
  • Holcim Awards Acknowledgement prizes from a total budget of USD 100,000 per region; maximum of 6 prizes, maximum individual prize sum of USD 25,000
  • “Next Generation” prizes from a total budget of USD 50,000 per region: Holcim Awards “Next Generation” 1st prize USD 25,000, Holcim Awards “Next Generation” 2nd prize USD 15,000, and Holcim Awards “Next Generation” 3rd prize USD 10,000

Global prizes

  • The prize money of the Global Holcim Awards competition is USD 350,000
  • Global Holcim Awards Gold USD 200,000; Global Holcim Awards Silver USD 100,000; Global Holcim Awards Bronze USD 50,000
  • Global Holcim Awards winners are selected from the 15 regional Holcim Awards Gold, Silver and Bronze recipients

For More Information and Application Procedure:

Visit the Official Webpage of the International Holcim Awards competition


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