LafargeHolcim Foundation for Sustainable Construction

The LafargeHolcim Foundation for Sustainable Construction was created in 2003 to raise awareness of the important role that architecture, engineering, urban planning and the building industry have in achieving a more sustainable future. It is an initiative of LafargeHolcim, and expresses its commitment to sustainable development.


LafargeHolcim Awards for Sustainable Construction

The international Awards competition recognizes innovative projects and future-oriented concepts – and is the most significant global competition for sustainable design.

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Winners of the LafargeHolcim Awards Gold, Silver and Bronze 2017 for Asia Pacific, presented in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Projects and concepts in the fields of architecture, landscape architecture, urban design, civil engineering, mechanical engineering and related fields are eligible for entry in the competition.

Each competition cycle spans three years, from announcement to completion and a total of two million US dollars in prize money is awarded.


LafargeHolcim Forum (Symposiums)

The LafargeHolcim Forum for Sustainable Construction is a tri-annual series of conferences on a specific topic of sustainable construction, conducted in collaboration with the Foundation’s associated universities. The multi-day event is an academic platform for architects, engineers, planners, and construction specialists of all generations and geographic locations.

In addition, the LafargeHolcim Forum provides master and PhD students appointed by the Foundation’s associated universities with an opportunity to network with some of the world’s leading professionals. This dialog brings the visions of young professionals to the symposium. Each LafargeHolcim Forum is complemented by the release of academic publications. Since its inception, the Foundation has conducted six Forums. The 6th International LafargeHolcim Forum, dedicated to the topic of “Re-materializing Construction”, was hosted by the American University in Cairo (AUC), Egypt. It took place from April 4 to 6, 2019.

Re-Materializing Construction

Re-Materializing Construction

Rt Hon Simon Upton, Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment, summarized the LafargeHolcim Forum by reflecting on the challenges ahead. “With such little time, how do we tackle a problem of such complexity and such scale – and thereby intelligently re-materialize the economy?” he asked.