Cemex announced the winners of the XXIV Edition of the Cemex Building Award at an awards ceremony held in the Colegio Vizcainas, a nonprofit educational institution in Mexico City.
This year’s Cemex Building Award received 637 entries in the Domestic Edition and 36 entries in the International Edition. The participants’ buildings were constructed in Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, the Dominican Republic, Germany, Guatemala, Hungary, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Puerto Rico, Spain, and the United States.
A 17-member jury, comprised of experts from the building industry, scholars, government institutions, and private organizations from eight different countries, evaluated the projects submitted. The winning entries were recognised for the diversity of their technical, conceptual, and aesthetic solutions as applied to their design, construction, or use.
The Cemex Building Award recognizes the finest international buildings in three different categories, along with two special prizes. The Domestic Edition recognises Mexican projects in nine separate categories, as well as four special prizes.
For the full list of winners, click here.
Lorenzo H. Zambrano Lifetime Achievement Award
The “Lorenzo H. Zambrano” Lifetime Achievement Award was given to the Spanish architect Rafael Moneo for his invaluable architectural work, as well as his contributions to education and construction in Spain and other countries.
A graduate of the ETSAM Architecture School in Madrid, Rafael Moneo (1937, Tudela, Navarra, Spain) has earned the highest awards for architectural achievement, including the Pritzker Prize in 1996 and the Prince of Asturias Award for the Arts in 2012.
Among his outstanding works are the Expansion of the Prado Museum in Madrid, Spain; the Roman Art Museum in Merida, Spain; and the Columbia University Laboratories Building in New York, USA. An exhibit of Rafael Moneo’s work will be displayed at the Museum of Mexico City in 2016.