Holcim Award for sustainable construction.


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The Holcim Awards is an international competition of the Holcim Foundation for Sustainable Construction. The competition celebrates innovative, future-oriented and tangible sustainable construction projects and visions from around the globe and provides prize money of USD 2 million per three-year competition cycle.
It is op open for entries until March 23, 2011.
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  • Prize money for each of the five regional Awards amounts to USD 300,000. Winners are free to use the prize money for their respective project or anything else.
  • Holcim Award for sustainable construction.

    1. 1. Promoting and rewarding sustainable construction
    2. 2. <ul><li>The sponsor: Holcim Ltd </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Triple bottom line – Sustainable development </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The Holcim Foundation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Background and mission </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Target issues” for sustainable construction </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Activities </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The Holcim Awards competition </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Examples of winning projects </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How to participate </li></ul></ul>Agenda
    3. 3. Starting in the Swiss village of Holderbank 98 years ago 1930 1950 1960 1970 1990 2000 1920 1980
    4. 4. “ Our vision is ‘Building foundations for society’s future’ . W e want to know what happens to our materials and how we can contribute to sustainable development.” Markus Akermann, CEO Holcim Ltd
    5. 5. Sustainable development – Balanced triple bottom line Prosperity People Planet
    6. 6. <ul><li>Focus on education, building infrastructure and community development </li></ul><ul><li>Community spending of CHF 41 million in 2008, with over 2 million people directly benefitting </li></ul><ul><li>Alliances help to make step changes: </li></ul>Stakeholder engagement, community involvement <ul><li>Global recognition and awards </li></ul>© Holcim Ltd 2010 UN Global Compact (UNGC) World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) People
    7. 7. Environmental performance Social responsibility Economic growth © Holcim Ltd 2010 Sustainability – essence of the triple bottom line
    8. 8. Sustainability in construction: A step towards sustainable development
    9. 9. (Source: World Green Building Council, The ecological footprint ) Global lifecycle footprint of buildings
    10. 10. “ Green labels ” : Construction certification systems sadfg
    11. 11. Codes, standards, permits, economy, politics, trends, awareness… Bridging the value chain promoting and rewarding Sustainability and “ green ” design Architects Planners Engineers Policy makers Constructors Promoters Investors End-users Building materials Products & services Solutions & applications Lifecycle & certificates – Being a solution provider
    12. 12. Governance of the Holcim Foundation Technical Competence Center Rolf Soiron Holcim, Switzerland Yolanda Kakabadse WWF International, Ecuador Amory Lovins Rocky Mountain Institute, USA Enrique Norten TEN Arquitectos, Mexico/USA Klaus Toepfer ex UNEP, Germany Simon Upton OECD Environ. Direct., New Zealand Muhammad Yunus Grameen Bank, Bangladesh Markus Akermann Holcim, Switzerland Marc Angélil ETH Zurich, Switzerland Alexander Biner MS Mgmt Service, Switzerland Hans-Rudolf Schalcher ETH Zurich, Switzerland Roland Walker Holcim, Switzerland Hans-Rudolf Schalcher Prof. em. ETH Zurich, Switzerland Marc Angélil Prof. ETH Zurich, Switzerland Hansjürg Leibundgut Prof. ETH Zurich, Switzerland Andrew Scott Prof. MIT Cambridge, USA Holger Wallbaum Prof. ETH Zurich, Switzerland Zhiqiang Wu Prof. Tongji University, China Management Board Advisory Board
    13. 13. Partner Universities Advisory Board K. Töpfer, E. Norten, S. Upton, Y. Kakabadse, A. Lovins, M. Yunus, R. Soiron massachusetts institute of technology
    14. 14. Holistic approach to sustainable construction ” Building in a way that is socially, economically, environmentally, functionally, and aesthetically balanced to meet today's needs and to conserve resources for future generations.”
    15. 15. <ul><li>Significant advancements  P rogress </li></ul><ul><li>Environmental performance  P lanet </li></ul><ul><li>Economic efficiency  P rosperity </li></ul><ul><li>Social responsibility  P eople </li></ul><ul><li>Architectural quality  P roficiency </li></ul>“ Target issues” – criteria for sustainable construction
    16. 16.  Innovation and transferability Switzerland P rogress Significant advancements; multipliable innovative approaches Zermatt, Switzerland Zermatt, Switzerland
    17. 17.  Environmental quality and resource efficiency Sudbury, Canada P lanet Environmental performance; management of natural resources
    18. 18.  Economic performance and compatibility Maribor, Slovenia P rosperity Economic efficiency; feasibility
    19. 19.  Ethical standards and social equity Medellín, Colombia P eople Social responsibility; long-term impact
    20. 20. India  Contextual and aesthetic impact Hyderabad, India P roficiency Architectural quality; impact on physical environment
    21. 21. Activities to promote sustainability in construction Progress, Planet, People, Prosperity, Proficiency: “ Target issues” for sustainable construction Accelerate progress by communicating, exhibiting, lecturing and publishing International competition to recognize outstanding construction projects and next generation visions Symposium series for academia and practitioners to debate future approaches to the built environment Implementation funding for promising research projects and tangible building initiatives
    22. 22. IUCN Gland Benny Farm, Canada
    23. 23. ETH Zurich 2004 Tongji Shanghai 2007
    24. 24. UIA Mexico City 2010
    25. 25. 270 participants from 39 countries – 4 workshops Reduce CO2 With technology to zero emissions Stimulate stakeholders With incentives to implementation Manage complexity With integral solutions to an economy of means Mine the city With logistics to circular metabolisms
    26. 27. Regional and global Awards competitions
    27. 28. 3-year-cycle of regional and global competitions <ul><li>Seeking interdisciplinary approaches to sustainable construction; projects with high probability of execution; independent of the building material to be used </li></ul><ul><li>Addressing architects, engineers, materials technologists, planners, social scientists, and related professions, including students of all these disciplines; anyone may enter any project </li></ul><ul><li>Promoting cross-border approaches and regional adaptation of sustainable construction </li></ul>
    28. 29. Regional and global competitions: prize money USD 2 Mio Asia Pacific Latin America Europe Africa Middle East North America Prize money per region 2011 Holcim Awards (main) category: Gold award: USD 100,000 Silver award: USD 50,000 Bronze award: USD 25,000 4 > Acknowledgements prizes, budget: USD 75,000 “ Next Generation” (student) category: “ Next Generation” 1st prize: USD 25,000 “ Next Generation” 2nd prize: USD 15,000 “ Next Generation” 3rd prize: USD 10,000 Total for five regions USD 1,500,000 Total for global phase 2012 USD 500,000
    29. 30. 1st and 2nd Holcim Awards competitions 2005 2008 120 countries 121 3008 entries 4774 1450 formally correct 1875 1360 evaluated 1720 46+4 prizes 52+4
    30. 31. Independent Awards juries in five regions 2008 Europe Asia Pacific Africa Middle East Latin America North America Asia Pacific
    31. 32. Five regional Awards ceremonies 2008 Madrid Marrakech New Delhi Mexico City Montreal
    32. 33. Global Jury 2009 Rolf Soiron, Peter Head, Saskia Sassen, Hans-Rudolf Schalcher, Charles Correa
    33. 34. Global Holcim Awards Gold 2009 Main authors Aziza Chaouni (left) and Takako Tajima at the Global Holcim Awards Gold hand-over at the Wilaya Conference Center in Fez , Morocco , July 16, 2009. River remediation and urban development scheme Fez, Morocco
    34. 35. Global Holcim Awards Gold 2009 River remediation and urban development scheme Fez, Morocco
    35. 37. Global Holcim Awards Silver 2009 Low-impact greenfield university campus Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam Main authors Kazuhiro Kojima (left) and Daisuke Sanuki at the Global Holcim Awards Silver hand-over at the Sheraton Saigon Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, July 3, 2009.
    36. 38. Global Holcim Awards Silver 2009 Low-impact greenfield university campus Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
    37. 39. Global Holcim Awards Bronze 2009 Sustainable planning for a rural community Beijing, China From left : LI Yeqing, CEO of Huaxin Cement, with main authors NI Feng and ZHANG Yue at the Global Holcim Awards Bronze hand-over at the Beijing Planning Exhibition Hall in Beijing, China, June 19, 2009.
    38. 40. Global Holcim Awards Bronze 2009 Sustainable planning for a rural community Beijing, China
    39. 41. Global Holcim Awards Gold 2006 Upgrading San Rafael-Unido Caracas, Venezuela
    40. 42. Global Holcim Awards Gold 2006 Main station Stuttgart, Germany
    41. 43. Global Holcim Awards Silver 2006 Water power – Renewal strategy for the Mulini Valley Amalfi and Scala, Italy
    42. 44. Global Holcim Awards Bronze 2006 Greening the infrastructure at Benny Farm Montreal, Canada
    43. 46. <ul><li>Competition closes for entries March 23, 2011; Help-desk at [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Holcim Awards (main) category </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Projects at an advanced stage of design </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Construction/production may not have commenced before July 1, 2010 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Holcim Awards “Next Generation” (student) category </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Visions and ideas also at conceptual level </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Student projects created within university programs at final-year bachelor level or above (incl. masters and PhD) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>No restrictions to eligibility of entries </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Landscape, urban design and infrastructure </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Building and civil engineering works </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Materials, products and construction technologies </li></ul></ul>3rd Holcim Awards competition cycle
    44. 47. Entries only at www.holcimawards.org in English
    45. 49. <ul><li>Date and location </li></ul><ul><li>July 28-30, 2011, IIT, Mumbai, India (tbc) </li></ul><ul><li>Members </li></ul><ul><li>Uday ATHAVANKAR, designer, India (tbc) </li></ul><ul><li>Olivia la O’ CASTILLO, social scientist/administrator, Philippines </li></ul><ul><li>Wowo DING, architect, China (Head) </li></ul><ul><li>Paul HUGENTOBLER, civil engineer, Switzerland (Holcim) </li></ul><ul><li>Momoyo KAIJIMA, architect, Japan </li></ul><ul><li>Ashok B. LALL, architect, India </li></ul><ul><li>Valérie PORTEFAIX, architect, China </li></ul><ul><li>Hans-Rudolf SCHALCHER, civil engineer, Switzerland (TCC) </li></ul><ul><li>Gunawan TJAHJONO, architect/planner, Indonesia </li></ul>Holcim Awards jury 2011 for Asia Pacific
    46. 50. <ul><li>Date and location </li></ul><ul><li>June 23-25, 2011, ETH Zurich, Switzerland </li></ul><ul><li>Members </li></ul><ul><li>Bjarke Ingels, architect/designer, Denmark </li></ul><ul><li>Hansjürg Leibundgut, mechanical engineer, Switzerland (TCC) </li></ul><ul><li>Winy Maas, architect/urban designer, The Netherlands </li></ul><ul><li>Marta Malé-Alemany, architect, Italy/Spain </li></ul><ul><li>Jürgen Mayer H., architect, Germany (Head) </li></ul><ul><li>Lucy Musgrave, urban planner, UK </li></ul><ul><li>Hans-Rudolf Schalcher, civil engineer, Switzerland (TCC) </li></ul><ul><li>Jean-Philippe Vassal, architect, France (tbc) </li></ul><ul><li>Representative of Holcim, administrator, Switzerland </li></ul>Holcim Awards jury 2011 for Europe
    47. 51. <ul><li>Date and location </li></ul><ul><li>July 14-16, 2011, MIT, Cambridge, USA </li></ul><ul><li>Members </li></ul><ul><li>Ray Cole, architect/civil engineer, Canada </li></ul><ul><li>Keller Easterling, architect/urbanist, USA </li></ul><ul><li>Harry Gugger, architect, Switzerland (TCC) </li></ul><ul><li>Sheila Kennedy, architect, USA </li></ul><ul><li>Mohsen Mostafavi, architect/educator, USA (Head) </li></ul><ul><li>Hans-Rudolf Schalcher, civil engineer, Switzerland (TCC) </li></ul><ul><li>Nader Tehrani, architect, USA </li></ul><ul><li>Bernard Terver, engineer, USA (Holcim) </li></ul><ul><li>Mark West, architect/researcher, Canada </li></ul>Holcim Awards jury 2011 for North America
    48. 52. <ul><li>Date and location </li></ul><ul><li>July 7-9, 2011, UIA, Mexico City, Mexico </li></ul><ul><li>Members </li></ul><ul><li>Carolyn Aguilar-Dubose, architect/urban planner, Mexico (Head) </li></ul><ul><li>Marc Angélil, architect/urban planner, USA/Switzerland </li></ul><ul><li>Daniel Bermúdez Samper, architect, Colombia </li></ul><ul><li>Angelo Bucci, architect/urbanist, Brazil </li></ul><ul><li>Vanderley M. John, civil engineer, Brazil </li></ul><ul><li>Andreas Leu, economist, Switzerland (Holcim) </li></ul><ul><li>Michel Rojkind, architect, Mexico </li></ul><ul><li>Hans-Rudolf Schalcher, civil engineer, Switzerland (TCC) </li></ul><ul><li>Bruno Stagno, architect, Costa Rica </li></ul>Holcim Awards jury 2011 for Latin America
    49. 53. <ul><li>Date and location </li></ul><ul><li>June 16-18, 2011, EAC, Casablanca, Morocco </li></ul><ul><li>Members </li></ul><ul><li>Javier de Benito, economist, Switzerland (Holcim) </li></ul><ul><li>Chrisna du Plessis, researcher, South Africa </li></ul><ul><li>Abderrafih Lahbabi, architect/urban planner, Morocco </li></ul><ul><li>Mphethi Morojele, architect, South Africa </li></ul><ul><li>Amer Moustafa, architect, United Arab Emirates </li></ul><ul><li>Joe Osae-Addo, architect, Ghana </li></ul><ul><li>Hashim Sarkis, architect, Lebanon (Head) </li></ul><ul><li>Hans-Rudolf Schalcher, civil engineer, Switzerland (TCC) </li></ul><ul><li>Holger Wallbaum, architect/ecologist, Switzerland (TCC) </li></ul>Holcim Awards jury 2011 for Africa Middle East
    50. 54. Holcim Awards competitions: Jury criteria <ul><li>Innovation and transferability </li></ul><ul><ul><li>P rogress: Significant advancements; multipliable innovative approaches </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Environmental quality and resource efficiency </li></ul><ul><ul><li>P lanet: Environmental performance; management of natural resources </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Economic performance and compatibility </li></ul><ul><ul><li>P rosperity: Economic efficiency; feasibility </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Ethical standards and social equity </li></ul><ul><ul><li>P eople: Social responsibility; long-term impact </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Contextual and aesthetic impact </li></ul><ul><ul><li>P roficiency: Architectural quality; impact on physical environment </li></ul></ul>
    51. 55. <ul><li>Europe : September 22/23 Milan, Italy </li></ul><ul><li>North America : October 20/21 National Building Museum, Washington DC, USA </li></ul><ul><li>Latin America : October 6/7 Buenos Aires, Argentina </li></ul><ul><li>Africa Middle East : September 8/9 Rabat, Morocco </li></ul><ul><li>Asia Pacific : November 24/25 Singapore </li></ul>Holcim Awards ceremonies 2011
    52. 56. <ul><li>All winning projects from the five regional competitions are automatically qualified for the Holcim Innovation Prize </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Jury for this competition is the Management Board of the Holcim Foundation (1 to 3 prizes from a budget of USD 150,000) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Additionally, the 15 Award winning projects (Gold, Silver and Bronze in each of the five regions) are automatically qualified for the Global Holcim Awards Gold, Silver or Bronze </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Jury for this competition is an independent board of globally renowned specialists from the fields of architecture, engineering, social science, NGOs, etc. (3 awards from a budget of USD 350,000: Gold 200,000, Silver 100,000, Bronze 50,000) </li></ul></ul>Global phase of 3rd Holcim Awards competition cycle
    53. 57. Thank you for making our world more sustainable!