Aggregate Industries, as a Holcim Group Company is equally committed to sustainable construction and improving the future built environment. Through The LafargeHolcim Foundation for Sustainable Construction, we support forward looking concepts that help redefine the meaning of “sustainable”. The Foundation was created in 2003 to raise awareness of the important role that architecture, engineering, urban planning and construction have in achieving a more sustainable future – and to encourage critical interdisciplinary and long-range perspectives on a local, regional, and global basis. The Foundation accelerates progress towards sustainable construction, encouraging initiatives in support of sustainable approaches to the provision of housing and infrastructure in developing and industrialized nations alike.
Mission and Objectives
It is the mission of the LafargeHolcim Foundation to select and support initiatives that combine sustainable construction solutions with architectural excellence and enhanced quality of life beyond technical solutions. Through the non-commercial promotion and development of sustainable construction at national, regional, and global levels, the LafargeHolcim Foundation encourages sustainable responses to the technological, environmental, socioeconomic, and cultural issues affecting building and construction. Promoting best practice, pioneering fresh solutions, and inspiring both established and the “next generation” of architects, engineers, planners, developers and contractors to adopt sustainable parameters for all their building projects are just a few of its ambitious objectives.
LafargeHolcim Awards Competition
The International LafargeHolcim Awards competition recognizes innovative projects and future-oriented concepts – and is the most significant global competition for sustainable design. The LafargeHolcim Awards encourages architects, planners, engineers and project owners to go beyond conventional notions of sustainable construction in their work and to harmonize economic, ecological and social concerns. The LafargeHolcim Awards competition seeks leading projects from industry professionals and bold ideas from the “next generation” that contribute to sustainability within architecture, building, civil engineering, landscape and urban design, as well as construction materials and technologies.
The total prize money for each competition cycle (regional and global levels) is $2 million. The projects that received LafargeHolcim Awards Gold, Silver, or Bronze in each of the five regional competitions in 2014 (Europe, North America, Latin America, Africa Middle East, and Asia Pacific) automatically qualified for the elite phase of the competition: the Global LafargeHolcim Awards 2015. Results of the Global Awards will be announced in April 2015.
Visit www.lafargeholcim-awards.org to learn more about the current winners and how you can participate in the next cycle.