LafargeHolcim Foundation International Awards for Sustainable Construction
LafargeHolcim Awards 2016
/2017

LafargeHolcim Awards 2016/2017

Application

General

Submission of entries is only possible using the online entry form. No written applications (hard copy) will be accepted. If you have any difficulties in using the online entry form, please contact the Helpdesk.

Helpdesk

Yes. Please contact the Helpdesk with your request.

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Your application is entered in the following steps:

  1. Category and project group selection
  2. Author(s) and contact details
  3. Project data and description
  4. Project images
  5. Revision and submission

A comprehensive manual explaining all steps and requirements of the entry process is available:

Step-by-step guide

Yes. Return to the first step in the entry form by clicking on 1 in the top header navigation of the Awards entry form. Click on the radio button next to the category you wish to enter. Please note that all data is retained in the system so you can change between categories without losing entered content.

Yes. Return to the first step in the entry form by clicking on 1 in the top header navigation of the Awards entry form. Click on the radio button next to the project group you wish to enter. Please note that all data is retained in the system so you can change between project groups without losing entered content. 

No. It is not permitted to submit more than one entry for the same project. Please choose either "Group 1 – Architecture, building and civil engineering" or "Group 2 – Landscape, urban design and infrastructure" or “Group 3 - Materials, products and construction technologies) for the project, depending on the elements of the project that you consider most compelling to the independent LafargeHolcim Awards jury.

Please note that all projects (irrespective of being Group 1, Group 2, or Group 3) are examined by the jury concurrently. There are slight differences in project group 1, project group 2 and project group 3 which are explained in detail on page 8-9 of the "Step-by-step" guide.

Step-by-step guide

No. You may complete the steps of the entry form in any order.

The entry may only be confirmed after all mandatory information is completed and other requirements (eg: character limits in various fields) are met. Error messages will alert you throughout the application process to highlight mandatory fields and other requirements.

Entries may be submitted only in English. Translations of the Step-by-step guide that contains comprehensive information and examples on how to enter the 5th International LafargeHolcim Awards competition may also be available:

Step-by-step guide

Yes. Changes can be made until close of competition on March 28, 2017 at 14:00hrs UTC for registered projects. No new entries may be started after March 221, 2017 at 14:00hrs UTC. 

Yes. Please check warning messages and PDF previews of entered data to ensure that all of your text is visible.

The allowed number of characters includes spaces, blank lines and line breaks. It is an approximated value with a certain tolerance. The number of the counted characters depends on the type of the website browser. Therefore, spaces, blank lines and returns may be counted as two or more characters.

The following fields are restricted by a maximum number of permitted characters:

  • Title (Salutation): 32 characters
  • Last name: 64 characters
  • First name: 20 characters
  • Middle name(s): 20 characters
  • Position: 64 characters
  • Organization: 64 characters
  • Address: 128 characters
  • City: 30 characters
  • State: 30 characters
  • Telephone: 50 characters
  • Email: 64 characters
  • Website: 64 characters
  • Project title: 60 characters
  • Client: 64 characters
  • City (location of project): 64 characters
  • Title of other competition (if applicable): 64 characters
  • Project summary: 800 characters
  • Statements on sustainability: 3 x Title of 90 characters and Text of 800 characters
  • Further relevant key figures: 200 characters
  • Materials used: 200 characters
  • Materials and production methods: 200 characters
  • Financial concept: 200 characters
  • Technical data: 150 characters
  • Image captions (for images #1 and #2): 500 characters
  • Image captions (for images #3 to #10): 100 characters
  • Image caption (for portrait image): 100 characters

For Next Generation entries there are also:

  • Main discipline: 64 characters
  • University contact: 64 characters
  • Name of University: 64 characters

The number of permitted lines refers to the layout of the confirmation PDF that you will receive after completion of your entry (which may vary from the number of lines of text that appears within the entry form). The final check if the texts fit into the form is applied through the confirmation PDF, generated after Step 5.

No, if you click in the checkbox “Remember me” on the “Welcome” page, you will be automatically logged-on to your entry submission on the step last viewed using a cookie stored on your computer.

Do not use the “Remember me” feature on shared computers.

Please note: if you wish to submit more than one entry, each entry must be submitted individually using a separate Entry ID. Click on “New Entry” to generate a unique Entry ID for each project. If you have used the “Remember me” feature, you will need to click on “Logout” to return to the landing page to obtain a further Entry ID.

Entry ID(s) can be re-sent to the nominated email address of the Project Contact and Password(s) can be recovered. Please see: 

Recover your password

Please check that your computer system configuration accepts “cookies”. Also check that you have entered the Entry ID and Password using the correctly.

If you are still not able to access the online application form, please see:

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As a last option you can send your inquiry, including the Entry ID directly to the Helpdesk:

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Information on all project authors

All authors with a right of authorship must be listed in Step 2. There must be at least one Main Author and there can also be Further Authors listed. This counts for individuals as well as for groups of individuals. If a “collaborating team” has a legal status, a representative has to be named as a Project Contact. In all cases, the Project Contact acts as the sole contact person with respect to the competition.

Description of the project

For Building and civil engineering works (Group 1), and Landscape, urban design and infrastructure projects (Group 2), the “start date” is defined as when the first site preparation (including site clearing), excavation, and/or environmental remediation for building and/or civil engineering takes place. Materials, products and construction technologies (Group 3) are considered to start when manufacturing for commercial returns (commercial production) begins.

Please note that all statements (including “estimated start of construction”) will be subject to an intensive validation process for any submission in the competition that is nominated by the LafargeHolcim Awards juries. This validation process takes place before winners are announced and prizes conferred.

If demolition work is conducted in direct connection to the project and is included in the framework for works on the site (for example, as part of a redevelopment plan), then it is considered part of the site preparation. The start of demolition work would then need to be included in determining the “start date” of the project.

If demolition work has been conducted independently to the submitted project and that demolition would take place irrespective of whether the submitted project goes ahead, then it is not considered part of the site preparation. Please explain briefly any demolition work that may have been conducted prior to the project within the “project description” field of the entry form.

Please note that all statements (including “estimated start of construction”) will be subject to an intensive validation process for any submission in the competition that is nominated by the LafargeHolcim Awards juries. This validation process takes place before winners are announced and prizes conferred.

Submissions in the LafargeHolcim Awards (main category) are required to be at an advanced stage of design with a high potential for realization. “High potential for realization” infers that planning has reached a level of development that indicates the project could be viable (thus could be realized).

The condition aims to ensure the Awards competition promotes approaches to sustainable construction that are tangible and thus contribute in a practical way to achieving greater sustainability of the built environment.

The definition “advanced stage of design” allows a wide range of projects to enter the LafargeHolcim Awards (main category). If the project is the development of new materials, products, processes or concepts, a fairly developed, mature and concrete project is required rather than a vague idea or vision. If the project deals with a building or infrastructure project, the competition is seeking entries close to execution.

It is mandatory to include a figure under cost of construction. This is an important element of the online entry form because it gives a sense of the scale of the project and informs regarding its economic viability. For projects at an early stage of design, it is acceptable that this figure is a basic estimate that you might base on projects of similar scope/size constructed in a similar locality. 

For construction costs in both groups please use US dollars (USD). The construction costs should include the following elements: 

  • Structure - construction works: including excavation, foundations, external walls, internal walls, floors and ceilings, roofs, structural fittings and other construction-related activities such as site equipment, scaffolding, and demolition work.
  • Structure - services: including sewage, water and gas systems, heat supply systems, air treatment systems, power installations, telecommunications and other communications systems, transport systems, function-related equipment and fittings, building automation and other services-related work.

No. All submissions will be evaluated according to the “target issues” for sustainable construction.

“Target issues”

Although not a decisive requirement, the existence of a client might be proof of the project's advanced stage of development and feasibility. The client – in some specific cases – can have the dual responsibility of being both client and designer.

Please enter the two largest measurements in the first field (eg: 345 x 250 mm) and the smallest measurement in the second field (eg: 100 mm).

Images illustrating the project

Upload image files by clicking on the “Upload” button or dragging the file into the position required. The image is then uploaded and a thumbnail is generated in the chosen position. You do not need to wait for one image to upload completely before selecting the next image for upload. Each image must be selected for upload individually.

To move an image, click on the arrow and drag to change the order of Images. If you move an image to a position in which an image is already located, the original image will move to the vacant position. Captions move with their assigned image.

To delete an image, click on the trash icon to delete an image from the gallery. The caption will be retained in the vacant image position.

Captions are mandatory for each image (maximum length 500 characters for images #1 and #2, 100 characters for each of the others).

Images are preferred in JPG format, although in most cases PNG, BMP or TIF format will be suitable. AutoCad or PDF files are not permitted. All images must use the RGB color set. Images in CMYK color set will be converted into RGB, but may lose resolution and not render colors as accurately.

If images do not render/appear, exchange the images for JPG format in CMYK color set and check that the images are smaller than 15MB each and no greater than 9,000 x 6,750 pixels. If you are using an older web browser or PDF reader, these may not be compatible with all functionality of the online entry form.

The Internet speed may be too slow, or security settings may be preventing uploads. If you are unable to resolve the problem, please contact the Helpdesk.

Helpdesk

“Target issues” and assessment

All “target issues” are equal in their importance. Nevertheless the juries are independent and free to use the “target issue” criteria as a guideline during the evaluation process.

“Target issues”

Supplementary material

No. It is not possible to submit files or include links to any additional material including video or slide presentations.

The design of a standardized entry form aims to provide each project author/team with equal  opportunity as all other submissions to capture the attention of the independent regional jury. The jury meeting lasts two days and there would not be sufficient time to allow the jury to view additional material for every project entered.

Conditions

Evaluation criteria

Based on the “triple bottom line” concept, the LafargeHolcim Foundation developed a set of five “target issues” for sustainable construction, which serve as a basis for the adjudication process of the LafargeHolcim Awards. More information about the “target issues”, including practical examples of each concept is available on the LafargeHolcim Foundation website.

“Target issues”

The juries will receive all data provided in both print and electronic form. The printed version consists of two pages A3, including images, texts, project information and self-assessment. The digital form will present the same data and includes a zoom function.

Project eligibility

It depends on when construction/production started. The project is not eligible for submission in either the LafargeHolcim Awards (main category) or Next Generation (young professionals and students category) if construction/production started before July 4, 2016.

The start of construction is defined for architecture, building and civil engineering, landscape, urban design and infrastructure projects as when the first site preparation, excavation, and/or environmental remediation takes place.

The start of construction is defined for materials, products and construction technologies projects as when manufacturing for commercial returns (commercial production) begins.

It depends on which category of the competition you wish to enter. Projects at the “concept” or “preliminary design phase” are only eligible for the Next Generation (young professionals and students category). The “preliminary design phase” is defined as:

Preliminary design phase

An entry of this type shall have completed most of the components of preliminary design (project planning and preparation), possibly prepared within the framework of a competition or as direct commission, and has further developed essential elements of a solution to the project task:

  • Analysis of available data
  • Sketches or experimental drawings (scale 1:500) with explanatory notes if required, making use of the contributions made by other specialists involved in the project
  • Preparation of perspectives, specimens, models
  • Clarification and explanation of the key urban planning, design, functional, technical, building physics, financial and energy cost (e.g. cost-effective energy use strategies and use of renewable energy sources), and environmental or conservation factors, processes and conditions
  • Preliminary negotiations with local authorities and other specialists involved in the project in respect of compliance with approval conditions
  • Cost estimate
  • Preparation of a financial budget
  • Preparation of a timetable and an organizational structure

Authors under 30 years of age with projects at a final design stage, tendering, contract awarded or under construction/commercial production commenced should enter these projects in the LafargeHolcim Awards (main category).

For the LafargeHolcim Awards (main category), projects must be at one of the following stages of implementation: final design stage; tendering; contract awarded; or under construction/commercial production commenced (started after July 4, 2016). Therefore, a project at "preliminary design phase" cannot be entered in the LafargeHolcim Awards (main category). 

No. In addition to the other conditions of entry, eligibility for each category is determined by the status of planning of the project.

Projects are eligible for the LafargeHolcim Awards (main category) only if they are at the final design, tendering, contract awarded or under construction stage, with a high probability of execution which may not have started before July 4, 2016.

Projects are eligible for the Next Generation (young professionals and students category) only if they are at the concept, or preliminary design phase. Authors under 30 years of age with projects at a final design stage, tendering, contract awarded or under construction/commercial production commenced should enter these projects in the LafargeHolcim Awards (main category).

Yes. There is no limit to the number of projects that any individual or team may enter in the competition. A project may only be entered in one of the two project categories.

Each entry must be submitted individually using a separate Entry ID. Click on “New Entry” to generate a unique Entry ID for each project. If you have used the “Remember me” feature, you will need to click on “Logout” to return to the landing page to obtain a further Entry ID.

Yes. Provided the criteria for participation in the current LafargeHolcim Awards competition are fulfilled.

If the project has been submitted in another competition, please select “yes” for “Submitted in any other competition*” in Step 3 of the online entry form and provide the relevant details.

Yes. A building component such as a ventilation system or heat exchange system may be entered in the competition and should be assigned to the “Materials, products and construction technologies” in Step 1.

Please note that “Materials, products and construction technologies” may be entered in the competition only if manufacturing for commercial returns (commercial production) started after July 4, 2016. Any prototypes must demonstrate that the building technology is transferable to other buildings.

No. The LafargeHolcim Awards competition is open only to building and civil engineering works; landscape, urban design and infrastructure; and materials, products and construction technologies. Entries in the competition are assessed by independent regional juries on the basis of the five “target issues” for sustainable construction and a database or online directory would be unable to address these criteria without extrapolation to the component products that it lists.

Participation

No. The LafargeHolcim Awards recognize contributions to sustainable construction in architecture, landscape and urban design, civil and mechanical engineering and related disciplines.

A project may not be entered in the competition if a member of the regional jury is a project author. A project may, however, be submitted in the LafargeHolcim Awards competition where a project author is a member of another regional jury that will not asses the project.

Members of the Global LafargeHolcim Awards jury are not eligible to participate as authors of any project. In all cases, the respective person must be listed as a project author.

Yes. Authors of projects submitted in the 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th Holcim Awards competitions are welcome to re-enter the competition. A project submitted in a previous cycle of the Awards competition may only be re-entered if substantial changes/progress has been made or the project was rejected for formal reasons (e.g. missing data, conflict of interest with a member of the jury, etc.).

In addition, the entry would need to comply with the full conditions of entry in the current LafargeHolcim Awards competition.

The intention is to encourage young professionals and university students to participate in the competition.

The Next Generation (young professionals and students category) is open to visionary projects and bold ideas that contribute to the “target issues” for sustainable construction. All authors must be aged between 18 and 30 years of age (date of birth between July 5, 1985 and March 21, 1999).

Yes – although the analytical/technical components of a submission would typically require tertiary study and/or equivalent experience. If the author has not attended any university course, select “Other (Undergraduate)” in the “Study program” field and enter “not applicable” in each of the other fields relating to university study. 

Impediments / Conflict of interest

Only if the team member was/is not directly involved in the preparation or running of the competition.

According to the conditions of entry (impediments / conflict of interest), “Persons who, due to their collaboration in the preparation or running of the competition, might be in a favored position, able to influence the jury’s decision or have any other (matured or unmatured) conflict of interest are ineligible to enter the competition. Staff of LafargeHolcim, and staff of affiliated universities of the LafargeHolcim Foundation may only participate if they are/were not directly involved in the preparation or running of the competition.

Respecting regional and international law, each person with a right of authorship on the elements of the project submitted must be listed in the submission. If the Main Author enters only a detail of a project, then only the author/team of that detail must be named. If the Main Author submits a project in its entirety, all authors must be named.

Consent

If more than one person has the right to be the author, the details of all team members should be included in the application. All members would receive the prize. Legal entities and design teams must name an authorized representative (ie: Project Contact) who will act as the sole responsible contact person.

The statements made in the online Declaration of Authorship are considered to be true and legally binding in compliance with local applicable laws and regulations. Every author is required to individually clarify his or her eligibility for participation. The eligibility of the authors will be rechecked after the meeting of the jury.

The applicant must also advise how any prize money received would be distributed (in %) for each author.

The authorized representative will act as sole contact person between the LafargeHolcim Foundation and the legal entities and design teams. This role of Project Contact is identified in Step 2 and can be assigned to a Main Author, Further Author, or non-author. Only one person may be designated as Project Contact. 

All authors of the project receive the prize. It is up to the team to decide on the distribution of the prize money. In Step 2 of the Online Entry Form the Project Contact must declare how any prize money received would be distributed (in %) for each author.

Ownership and copyright

Although the right of authorship, including protection against the copying of ideas, and the right to publication of the design remains with each author, the latter explicitly grants the LafargeHolcim Foundation for Sustainable Construction and LafargeHolcim the right to use the data, documents, images and files submitted in its entirety or partly, in original or edited format, internally or externally, in every form and for any purpose whatsoever in relation to the LafargeHolcim Awards competition.

Documentation

All LafargeHolcim Awards prize-winning projects will be presented in various print and electronic communications by the LafargeHolcim Foundation for Sustainable Construction and LafargeHolcim. Submitted projects may be compiled by the LafargeHolcim Foundation for public access in electronic and/or printed format, giving credit to the authors and their collaborators in compliance with the authorship declaration.

Schedule

All participants must be registered before March 21, 2017 at 14:00 hrs UTC. Registered participants are able to edit and complete their submission until March 28, 2017 at 14:00 UTC.

A high volume of users accessing the online entry form in the final days of the registration/finalization period is anticipated. This may slow down the response time of the online entry form. It is recommended to complete submissions well ahead of the final deadline.

All Awards juries select the competition winners, using the “target issues” for sustainable construction. Led by the respective affiliated universities of the LafargeHolcim Foundation, the juries consist of independent, regionally-renowned representatives from science, business and society. Members of the juries are listed on the Awards website at: www.lafargeholcim-awards.org/juries

The Project Contact (as nominated in the entry form) of all short-listed projects will be contacted following the jury meeting to complete the project verification process. The actual prize allocated (LafargeHolcim Awards Gold or Silver or Bronze, LafargeHolcim Awards Acknowledgement, and Next Generation 1st or 2nd, 3rd or 4th) will not be disclosed until the regional Awards hand-over ceremony.

All Main Authors, Further Authors, and Project Contacts (where applicable) are informed via email of the competition results immediately after they are announced at five regional Awards ceremonies from September to November 2017, and following the deliberation of the Global Awards jury in March 2018. The results are also communicated through print and electronic media.

The Project Contact of all short-listed projects will be contacted following the jury meeting to complete the project verification process. The actual prize allocated (Gold, Silver, Acknowledgement, Next Generation 1st, etc) will not be disclosed until the regional Awards hand-over ceremony. All project contacts and authors (Main and Further Authors) are informed via email of the results of the regional Awards competition immediately following the hand-over ceremony.

All contacts and authors are automatically added to the LafargeHolcim Foundation’s email newsletter and will receive a small number of email updates on the LafargeHolcim Awards competition and other LafargeHolcim Foundation initiatives.

General

Overview

The 5th International LafargeHolcim Awards celebrates projects and visions that contribute to a more sustainable built environment and features total prize money of USD 2 million. The competition is open for projects in architecture, building and civil engineering, landscape and urban design, materials, products and construction technologies that contribute to the five “target issues” for sustainable construction: 

“Target issues”

The LafargeHolcim Foundation is committed to the “triple bottom line” concept which asserts that long-term and sustainable advancement requires the balanced achievement of economic development, environmental performance, and social responsibility. It confirms that the benefits to society in terms of environmental quality, social progress, and well-being outweigh the costs and efforts made to achieve them. Based on this concept, the LafargeHolcim Foundation has identified a set of five “target issues” for sustainable construction, which serve as a basis for the adjudication process of the LafargeHolcim Awards for sustainable construction.

“Target issues”

The LafargeHolcim Foundation counts upon competent support, especially in the technical field. Some of the world’s leading technical universities are affiliated with the Foundation:

Affiliated universities

Regions

The regional LafargeHolcim Awards are based on five geographic regions: Europe, North America, Latin America, Middle East Africa, and Asia Pacific.

Yes. The allocation of the “regions” is determined by the location of the project. In the case of site-independent projects, the affiliation is based on the country of residence of the main author.

In the case of projects where a specific site of construction has not been defined, the entry will be affiliated to the region in this competition is based on the country of residence of the nominated Project Contact.

In case of site-independent projects, at Step 3 of the online entry form, where latitude and longitude are requested, you must enter a 0 (zero) for both latitude and longitude.

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Region Europe includes: Albania; Andorra; Armenia; Austria; Azerbaijan; Belarus; Belgium; Bosnia & Herzegovina; Bulgaria; Croatia; Cyprus; Czech Republic; Denmark; Estonia; Faroe Islands; Finland; France; Georgia; Germany; Gibraltar; Greece; Greenland; Guernsey; Hungary; Iceland; Ireland; Italy; Jersey; Kosovo; Latvia; Liechtenstein; Lithuania; Luxembourg; Macedonia; Malta; Moldova; Monaco; Montengro; Netherlands; Norway; Poland; Portugal; Romania; Russia; San Marino; Serbia; Slovak Republic; Slovenia; Spain; Sweden; Switzerland; Turkey; Ukraine; United Kingdom; Vatican City.

Entries in the competition are allocated to a region based on the location of the project. In the case of submissions for which a site has not been selected, “Region” is defined as the principal place of residence of the Project Contact.

Region North America includes: Bahamas; Bermuda; Canada; United States.

Entries in the competition are allocated to a region based on the location of the project. In the case of submissions for which a site has not been selected, “Region” is defined as the principal place of residence of the Project Contact.

Region Latin America includes: Anguilla; Antigua & Barbuda; Argentina; Aruba; Barbados; Belize; Bolivia; Brazil; Cayman Islands; Chile; Colombia; Costa Rica; Cuba; Dominica; Dominican Republic; Ecuador; El Salvador; Falkland Islands; French Guiana; Grenada; Guadelopue; Guatemala; Guyana; Haiti; Honduras; Jamaica; Martinique; Mexico; Montserrat; Netherlands Antilles; Nicaragua; Panama; Paraguay; Peru; Puerto Rico; Saint Kitts & Nevis; Saint Lucia; Saint Vincent & the Grenadines; Suriname; Trinidad & Tobago; Uruguay; Venzuela; Virgin Islands, British; Virgin Islands, US.

Entries in the competition are allocated to a region based on the location of the project. In the case of submissions for which a site has not been selected, “Region” is defined as the principal place of residence of the Project Contact.

Region Middle East Africa includes: Algeria; Angola; Bahrain; Benin; Botswana; Burkina Faso; Burundi; Cameroon; Cape Verde; Central African Republic; Chad; Comoros; Congo, Democratic Republic; Congo, Republic; Côte d'Ivoire; Djbouti; Egypt; Equatorial Guinea; Eritrea; Ethiopia; Gabon; Gambia; Ghana; Guinea; Guinea-Bissau; Iran; Iraq; Israel; Jordan; Kenya; Kuwait; Lebanon; Lesotho; Liberia; Libya; Madagascar; Malawi; Mali; Mauritania; Mauritius; Morocco; Mozambique; Namibia; Niger; Nigeria; Oman; Palestine; Qatar; Réunion; Rwanda; Sao Tome & Principe; Saudi Arabia; Senegal; Seychelles; Sierra Leone; Somalia; South Africa; South Sudan; Sudan; Swaziland; Syria; Tanzania; Togo; Tunisia; Uganda; United Arab Emirates; Yemen; Zambia; Zimbabwe. 

Entries in the competition are allocated to a region based on the location of the project. In the case of submissions for which a site has not been selected, “Region” is defined as the principal place of residence of the Project Contact.

Region Asia Pacific includes: Afghanistan; American Samoa; Australia; Bangladesh; Bhutan; Brunei Darussalam; Cambodia; China; Cook Islands; East Timor; Fiji; French Polynesia; Guam; India; Indonesia; Japan; Kazakhstan; Kiribati; Kyrgyzstan; Laos; Malaysia; Maldives; Marshall Islands; Micronesia; Mongolia; Myanmar; Nepal; New Caledonia; New Zealand; Niue; North Korea; Northern Mariana Islands; Pakistan; Palau; Papua New Guinea; Philippines; Pitcairn; Samoa; Singapore; Solomon Islands; South Korea; Sri Lanka; Taiwan; Tajikistan; Thailand; Tonga; Turkmenistan; Tuvalu; Uzbekistan; Vanuatu; Vietnam.

Entries in the competition are allocated to a region based on the location of the project. In the case of submissions for which a site has not been selected, “Region” is defined as the principal place of residence of the Project Contact.

External territories are allocated to the geographical region in which they are situated, rather than the geographical region of the sovereign state. External territories are land areas that do not possess full political independence or sovereignty as a sovereign state yet remains politically outside of the controlling state’s integral area. For example, Falkland Islands (an external territory of the United Kingdom) is allocated to region Latin America and not to region Europe.

Yes. Projects for construction in Antarctica or any other geographical location not permanently inhabited will be allocated to the region based on the country of residence of the Project Contact. When completing the entry form enter the city and country of residence of the Project Contact in the “City*” and “Country*” fields in Step 3, as well as providing Project Contact location latitude and longitude coordinates.

Please indicate in the project description that the project is planned for construction in Antarctica, and provide the project latitude and longitude coordinates. 

Prizes

No. The author(s) is/are free to decide how the funds will be used.

Project authors are at complete liberty to select their own construction partners. The LafargeHolcim Awards competition is conducted independently from the commercial interests of its sponsor.

Juries

Prize-winning projects receive a jury citation. These comments by the jury are published on the LafargeHolcim Foundation website on the project page of each winning submission. However, due to the large number of projects submitted in the competition it is not possible for the jury to prepare comments on every entry.

All statements will be subject to an intensive validation process for any submission in the competition that is nominated by the LafargeHolcim Awards juries. This validation process takes place after the jury meeting and before winners are announced and prizes conferred.

Juries are comprised of independent renowned experts on sustainable construction. Jury lists and profiles of all jury members are available: 

LafargeHolcim Awards 2017 regional juries

Languages

No. The LafargeHolcim Awards entry form and Helpdesk questions may only be submitted in English.

Helpdesk

A comprehensive list of responses to the most frequent questions about the LafargeHolcim Awards competition for sustainable construction projects is available on this Q&A platform. If, after consulting the Q&A platform your question is not resolved, or there are specific technical inquiries, please contact the Helpdesk.

Helpdesk

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