LafargeHolcim Awards


The LafargeHolcim Awards seeks leading projects of professionals as well as bold ideas from the Next Generation that combine sustainable construction solutions with architectural excellence.  The Awards offer a total of USD 2 million in prize money and foreground projects and concepts from architecture, engineering, urban planning, materials and construction technology, and related fields.The 6th cycle of the international competition  was open from 4 June 2019 and closed on 25 February 2020.


Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the results of the regional phase of the Awards competition will now be announced in 2021.

The Awards juries in five regions of the world (Europe, North America, Latin America, Middle East & Africa, and Asia Pacific) select the competition winners using the “target issues” for sustainable construction. Each regional jury will go ahead as a virtual panel and consists of independent, renowned representatives from science, business and society that were to meet in person.

The Project Contact of short-listed projects will be contacted following the jury meeting of the respective region to complete the project verification process. The prize allocated will not be disclosed until the prizes are handed over in 2021.

All Main Authors, Further Authors, and Project Contacts will be informed via email of the competition results, which will also be communicated through print, electronic and social media.


LafargeHolcim Awards main category

  • For exemplary sustainable construction projects at an advanced stage of design from architecture, engineering, urban planning, materials and construction technology, and related fields.
  • No age restriction for project authors.
  • Project must not have started construction/fabrication before January 1, 2019.

LafargeHolcim Awards Next Generation category

  • For visionary design concepts and bold ideas including design studio and research work.
  • Authors can be no older than 30 years of age (date of birth later than June 4, 1988).
  • Students and young professionals are welcome to enter the Awards main category with projects that have reached an advanced stage of design.