The LafargeHolcim Awards for Sustainable Construction is the world’s most significant competition for sustainable design. The international competition recognizes projects and visionary concepts that go beyond balancing environmental performance, social responsibility, and economic growth, thereby exemplifying architectural excellence and a high degree of transferability. Each competition cycle spans three years, from announcement to completion and a total of USD 2 million in prize money is awarded. The 6th LafargeHolcim Awards competition was open for entries from June 2019 until February 2020.
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Awards juries in five regions of the world (Europe, North America, Latin America, Middle East & Africa, and Asia Pacific) met virtually in June and July 2020. The international panels of experts nominated the competition winners using the “target issues” for sustainable construction.
All nominated prize winners have been informed and the verification process successfully completed. Up to 11 prizes will be conferred in each region: Gold, Silver and Bronze Awards and four Acknowledgement prizes in the Main category, as well as four prizes in the Next Generation category. The regional LafargeHolcim Awards winners will now be announced and celebrated in 2021.
The main category prize winners of the regional competition automatically qualify for the Global Awards competition. An independent panel of internationally renowned experts will select Global Awards Gold, Silver and Bronze, and a Wild Card prize. The Global LafargeHolcim Awards winners will be announced and celebrated in 2021.