LafargeHolcim Foundation Promoting and Rewarding Sustainable Construction
November 26, 2016

An expert panel examined the interplay between sustainability and security in front of an enthusiastic audience of more than 300 architects and related professionals at Biennale Architettura 2016.

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November 22, 2016

The LafargeHolcim Awards for Sustainable Construction seeks leading projects of professionals as well as bold ideas from the Next Generation that combine sustainable construction solutions with architectural excellence.

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November 26, 2016

The 15th International Biennale of Architecture has attracted more visitors than any previous exhibition, and has been praised as the best yet.

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November 25, 2016

A special issue of 'A'A' dedicated to the self-supporting structure of compressed earth bricks examines the multiple layers where sustainability is embedded by leading architects and designers.

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November 22, 2016

Atelier Bow-Wow has been part of the Awards jury in 2011/14 – and is developing a new definition of “what is organic” in architecture.

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October 21, 2016

Lluis Enrique is continuing research to make architectural freeform shapes in an economically efficient and sustainable manner.

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October 14, 2016

David Chipperfield Architects’ concept for the Naqa visitor center in Sudan demonstrates simple design can produce “classic” architecture, even with a scarcity of economic & technological resources.

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The Board ensures that the activities of the LafargeHolcim Foundation are aligned with current interpretations of sustainable construction, and frames the architectural, scientific, cultural, and policy concerns that are integrated into its initiatives.

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The world-renowned affiliated universities from all continents host Awards competition jury meetings and symposiums.

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Our publications on exemplary buildings, LafargeHolcim Awards winning projects, and conferences illustrate the scope of sustainable construction.

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The five “target issues” defined by the Foundation and its partner universities quantify the degree to which buildings contribute to sustainable development. 

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Browse over 200 prize-winning projects and see their evolution from inspired ideas into tangible flagships of sustainable construction.

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