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Holcim Foundation funds awards for sustainable constructionEngineering
A new awards program for sustainable construction with US $2 million in prize money has been announced. Submissions...
A new awards program for sustainable construction with US $2 million in prize money has been announced. Submissions are open via the internet until March 31, 2005.
The awards are being sponsored by the Swiss-based Holcim Foundation for Sustainable Construction. The independent foundation is supported by Holcim Ltd., which supplies cement, aggregates, concrete and other construction services. In Canada and in the United States the company is represented by St. Lawrence Cement.
The awards are open to individuals and organizations for projects of any scale that contribute to sustainable construction in architecture, landscape and urban design, civil and mechanical engineering or other related disciplines. The project must be in an advanced state of construction on the submission date.
The prize money will be shared between a global competition and five regional competitions. The regions are Europe, North America, Latin America, Africa, Middle East and Asia Pacific. The regional award-winners will qualify for the global competition to be held in 2006. In addition to the $2 million, the Holcim Foundation will provide funding of US $1 million in each competition cycle to support the execution of one or more projects.
The judges will come from five renowned technical universities, including the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the U.S.
For more details, see www.holcimawards.org