Following five regional competitions, 15 Award-winning projects will now compete in the first global Holcim Awards competition for sustainable construction projects. The global
phase of the competition showcases the best entries from more than 1500 submissions from 118 countries, and encourages innovative, future-oriented and tangible approaches within the building and construction industry.
As part of the three-year competition cycle with prize money totalling US$2m, all projects that received the gold, silver or bronze award in the five regional competitions automatically qualify for the global Holcim Awards. The global Holcim Awards winners will be announced in Bangkok in April 2006.
Chairman of the Holcim Foundation Board, and CEO of Holcim Ltd, Markus Akermann, said the Holcim Foundation encourages sustainable responses to the technological, environmental, socio-economic and cultural issues affecting building and construction: “The Holcim Foundation aims to generate a community of recognized excellence in sustainable construction and plans are already under way for the next international Holcim Forum and Awards competition in 2007,” he said.