The LafargeHolcim Awards is the world’s most significant competition for sustainable design. The international competition recognizes projects and visionary concepts that go beyond balancing environmental performance, social responsibility, and economic growth, thereby exemplifying architectural excellence and a high degree of transferability. Each competition cycle spans three years, from announcement to completion and a total of USD 2 million in prize money is awarded.
The 6th LafargeHolcim Awards competition was open for entries from mid-2019 until February 2020. In the current regional phase, five independent juries hosted by associated universities of the Foundation evaluate submissions in each of the geographic regions: Europe, North America, Latin America, Middle East Africa, and Asia Pacific. A total of 11 prizes will be conferred in each region: 3 Awards and 4 Acknowledgement prizes in the Main category, and 4 prizes in the Next Generation category. The five regional Awards ceremonies will take place in late-2020.
The 15 projects that received Awards in the regional phase automatically qualify for the Global Awards. An independent panel of internationally renowned experts confers Global Awards Gold, Silver and Bronze. The Global LafargeHolcim Awards winners will be celebrated in 2021.