The 4th International Holcim Awards – Your Choice voting competition ran from March 16 until May 19, 2015 to find the favorite “Next Generation” sustainable construction projects and received more than 120,000 votes.
In the 4th International Holcim Awards competition, the entries in the “Next Generation” category were more successful than ever before – 25 out of 62 prizes were presented to young professionals and students up to the age of 30.
To celebrate this achievement, the Holcim Foundation launched a community voting competition dedicated to the “Next Generation” winning projects.
The winning projects were honored at the first ever "Next Generation" Awards Lab – a one-day workshop on sustainable construction for all “Next Generation” prize winners of the regional Holcim Awards 2014. The Lab was held on September 24, 2015 in New York City, USA.
The winning projects are:
1st – Panda-Watching: Historic village reconstruction
Zhe Peng, Harvard University, Graduate School of Design (GSD), Cambridge, MA, USA; Zhenru Zhou, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, USA; and Zhang Qu, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
2nd – X Marks the Spot: Socially-focused architectural design
Madrid, Pujaire and Roquetas de Mar, Spain
Hani Jaber Avila, Ricardo Mayor Luque, Hector Munoz Mendoza, and Ignacio Taus Jimenez, all DAT Pangea, Madrid, Spain
3rd – Social Design: Urban neighborhood remediation
Antonius Richard Rusli, Kenneth Soewarto, Raymond San, Steve Soesanto, and Raynaldo Theodore, all Universitas Katolik Parahyangan, Bandung, Indonesia