"The Holcim Awards show that ideas which are vital for the future of this planet can be realized." Aaron Betsky, Director of the Cincinnati Art Museum, USA and member of the Global Holcim Awards jury 2012 points out the advantages of the global reach of the Holcim Awards competition for sustainable construction projects and visions.
“Sustainability is all about the next generation. Young people must be active in all aspects of sustainability, including the important area of sustainable construction.” Julia Marton-Lefèvre, Director General of International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and member of the Global Holcim Awards jury 2012 explained why participating in the Holcim Awards is important.
„We need the younger generation and their ideas." - Werner Sobek
In three Awards competition cycles, there have been more than 150 prize winners representing diverse and inspiring sustainable construction projects from around the globe. Most of the projects were still in planning at the time they received their prizes – but many of these ground-breaking ideas have now become reality.