The Holcim Awards–an international triennial competition recognizing innovative sustainable construction projects–has announced sixty regional winning projects for the 2014 cycle. Based on Holcim’s five target issues, independent juries selected twelve projects in each of the five world regions–Europe, North America, Latin America, Africa Middle East and Asia Pacific–to share in $300,00 prize purse. The top three winners in each region–ranging from a participatory urban neighborhood in Vienna, Austria to low-cost modular housing scheme in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia to a locally-adapted orphanage and library in Kathmandu, Nepal–will move onto the Global Holcim Awards competition in 2015.
The Holcim Foundation for Sustainable Construction is committed to the “triple bottom line” concept, which asserts that long-term and sustainable progress requires the balanced achievement of economic development, environmental performance and social advancement. Based on this concept and to make sustainable construction easier to understand, evaluate and apply, the Holcim Foundation and its renowned partner universities have identified a set of five “target issues” for sustainable construction: Progress, People, Planet, Prosperity, and Place.
Click here to read more about all sixty Holcim Regional Award winners, online at HolcimFoundation.org.