First publishedon www.AggBusiness.com
“The LafargeHolcim Awards gives the project authors credibility and publicity; people begin to believe in them and that really helps them build career momentum," says Brinda Somaya, principal architect, Somaya & Kalappa Consultants, India, and member of the board of the LafargeHolcim Foundation
LafargeHolcim is invitingentries from “exemplary construction projects” and “visionary design concepts” for the sixth edition of its international awards for sustainable construction.
The building materials company says the awards seek to recognise projects that combine sustainable construction solutions with architectural excellence.
The international competition is open for entries until February 25, 2020. The awards offer a total of US$2m in prize money to winners selected from projects and concepts in architecture, engineering, urban planning, materials and construction technology, and related fields.
Submissions in the LafargeHolcim Awards main category include sustainable construction projects at an advanced stage of design, with a high probability of realisation. Construction/fabrication must not have started before January 1, 2019. The Awards Next Generation category seeks visionary design concepts and bold ideas at a preliminary stage of design, including design studio and research work. To participate in this category, authors must not over 30-years-old.
LafargeHolcom says that students and young professionals are welcome to enter the awards main category with projects that have reached an advanced stage of design.
Independent expert juries in five geographic regions of the world evaluate submissions using the comprehensive 'target issues' for sustainable construction of the LafargeHolcim Foundation. The criteria cover innovation and transferability; ethical standards and social inclusion; resource and environmental performance; economic viability and compatibility; and contextual and aesthetic impact. The competition is intended to promote circular thinking and the reduction of CO2 emissions across all disciplines. It identifies the ideas with the highest potential to tackle today’s challenges to increasing urbanisation and to improve quality of life.
Submitting entries in the competition is free and must be made in English using a web-based form to provide information on authorship, a project summary, technical details, as well as project images and/or illustrations. A “Step-by-step” guide explains the process in detail and shows how to prepare an entry at www.lafargeholcim-awards.org