The Holcim Foundation, an independent non-profit organization of the Holcim Group, has announced the 7th Edition of the Holcim Awards competition for sustainable construction.
The show acknowledges and encourages construction projects that integrate eco-friendly designs and architectural progress.
Entries from professionals and businesses in various regions, including Asia Pacific, Europe, Latin America, the Middle East and Africa, and North America, will be accepted from February 6 to March 30, 2023.
Prize recipients from each region will receive a portion of the $1 million prize money (KES 125 million), with gold, silver, bronze, and acknowledgment awards.
Bamburi Cement’s Managing Director, Seddiq Hassani, urged local companies in the construction industry to participate in the competition to promote their brands globally and display their dedication to green construction.
Sustainable construction aims to lessen environmental impact by using renewable and recyclable materials, as well as reducing energy usage and waste generation.
The competition is open to architects, planners, engineers, project owners, and other individuals who display sustainable approaches to environmental, social, technological, and cultural problems.
Construction projects at any stage, from design to completion, are eligible for entry. The winners will be announced on November 18 at the Venice Biennale of Architecture in Italy.
The majority of the winning projects from the sixth edition of the competition in the previous year came from the Asia Pacific and Middle East Africa regions. The Holcim Awards has received 30,000 entries from 130 countries since its inception in 2003.
“Participation in this award scheme is the construction sector’s assurance to innovative building with less to zero harm on the environment on the back of increasing pressure from the government and private sector to minimize our environmental impact,” Mr. Hassani said.