LafargeHolcim Awards


Call for exemplary construction projects, visionary design concepts - Closed

6th International LafargeHolcim Awards for Sustainable Construction 

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The LafargeHolcim Awards seek leading projects of professionals as well as bold ideas from the Next Generation that combine sustainable construction solutions with architectural excellence. The 6th cycle of the international competition was open for entries until February 25, 2020. The Awards foreground projects and concepts from architecture, engineering, urban planning, materials science, construction technology, and related fields. Prize money totals USD 2 million.


The Main Awards category was open to architects, engineers, planners, project owners, builders and construction firms for projects at an advanced stage of design with high probability of execution. The Next Generation category for young professionals and students up to 30 years of age seeks visions and bold ideas. In both categories, execution of the project that had not started before January 1, 2019.


Independent juries hosted by associated universities of the Foundation evaluate the submissions. The “target issues” for sustainable construction serve as evaluation criteria:

  • Innovation and transferability – Progress
  • Ethical standards and social inclusion – People
  • Resource and environmental performance – Planet
  • Economic viability and compatibility – Prosperity
  • Contextual and aesthetic impact – Place
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The winners of the 5th Cycle of the Regional LH Awards held in 2017 in Nairobi Kenya


In 2017/2018- 5th cycle of the Regional LH Awards, Mariam Kamara and Yasaman Esmaili walked away with the coveted Gold Award in Middle East and Africa Region for their project that combined spiritual tradition with modern knowledge in Niger. This was done by transforming a mosque into a library with an creating a platform to pass on knowledge for inhabitants of Dadanji Village in Niger. In this cycle, the valid entries from Kenya went up to 22 from 8 in 2014.



For more information, visit the LafargeHolcim Foundation website and brochure below.