A jury of nine experts headed by Jeannette Kuo, Founding Partner of Karamuk Kuo Architects (Switzerland), will evaluate entries in the 6th International LafargeHolcim Awards for the region of Europe. The Awards seek real projects as well as bold ideas that combine sustainable construction solutions with architectural excellence. The competition offers a total of USD 2 million in prize money and is open for entries until February 25, 2020.
In Europe, the jury includes Jeannette Kuo (Head), as well as Kristiaan Borret, Chief Architect of the Brussels-Capital Region (Belgium); Nuno Brandão Costa, Founder of Brandão Costa Arquitectos (Portugal); Eva Pfannes, Director at Ooze Architects (Netherlands); Sergei Tchoban, Head of SPEECH architectural office and Managing Partner at Tchoban Voss Architekten (Russia/Germany); and Alexandre Theriot, Founding Partner and Architect at BRUTHER (France/Switzerland).
The jury will be complemented by members of the Academic Committee of the LafargeHolcim Foundation Marilyne Andersen, Professor of Sustainable Construction Technologies, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (Switzerland) and Dirk Hebel, Professor of Sustainable Construction, Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (Germany), together with Christophe Levy, Director of R&D Construction Solutions, representing the LafargeHolcim Innovation Center (France).
Hosted by the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (Switzerland), an associated university of the LafargeHolcim Foundation, the jury will rank submissions using the five “target issues” for sustainable construction: covering innovation and transferability (progress), ethical standards and social inclusion (people), resource and environmental performance (planet), economic viability and compatibility (prosperity), and contextual and aesthetic impact (place).
The Awards competition is open for entries until February 25, 2020 and recognizes projects and concepts from architecture, engineering, urban planning, materials science, construction technology, and related fields. A comprehensive “Step-by-step” guide explains the evaluation criteria and illustrates how to enter the competition at www.lafargeholcim-awards.org
Since 2003, the LafargeHolcim Foundation advances the discourse on sustainable construction mainly through its Awards, the world’s most significant competition for sustainable design. The Foundation is an initiative of LafargeHolcim, the global leader in building materials and solutions.