LafargeHolcim Foundation


LafargeHolcim Foundation for Sustainable Construction

The LafargeHolcim Foundation was created in 2003 to raise awareness of the important role that architecture, engineering, urban planning and the building industry have in achieving a more sustainable future. It is an initiative of LafargeHolcim, and expresses its commitment to sustainable development.


LafargeHolcim Awards

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Winners of the regional LafargeHolcim Awards Europe in 2017

Flagship of the Foundation is the LafargeHolcim Awards for Sustainable Construction. It is the world’s most significant competition for sustainable design. It rewards projects and visionary concepts that go beyond balancing environmental performance, social responsibility, and economic growth, thereby exemplifying architectural excellence and a high degree of transferability. Each competition cycle spans three years, from announcement to completion and a total of USD 2 million in prize money is awarded. 

There are two categories within the Awards competition. The Main category is open to architects, engineers, planners, project owners, builders and construction firms for projects at an advanced stage of design with high probability of execution. The Next Generation category for young professionals and students up to 30 years of age seeks visions and bold ideas. In both categories, execution of the project may not have started before the opening of the competition. 

The 6th International LafargeHolcim Awards competition opens for entries in mid-2019(New window)


LafargeHolcim Forum

300 experts participated at the 5th LafargeHolcim Forum in Detroit

The LafargeHolcim Forum for Sustainable Construction is a tri-annual series of conferences on a specific topic of sustainable construction, conducted in collaboration with the Foundation’s associated universities. The multi-day event is an academic platform for architects, engineers, planners, and construction specialists of all generations and geographic locations. 

In addition, the LafargeHolcim Forum provides master and PhD students appointed by the Foundation’s associated universities with an opportunity to network with some of the world’s leading professionals. This dialog brings the visions of young professionals to the conference. Each LafargeHolcim Forum is complemented by the release of academic publications. So far, the Foundation has conducted five Forums.(New window)

The 6th International LafargeHolcim Forum, dedicated to the topic of “Re-materializing Construction”, will be hosted by the American University in Cairo (AUC), Egypt. It will take place from April 4 to 6, 2019.


Keeping up-to-date and in touch

The LafargeHolcim Foundation for Sustainable Construction regularly sends out updates (about six per year) on its programs and activities. Personal data is handled responsibly, diligently and in compliance with all legal requirements. Stateof the art professional standards are applied to protect the integrity and security of personal data. The Foundation's Data Privacy Notice informs about rights under applicable data protection. 


Young Jordanian Architect awarded 4th prize LafargeHolcim Awards for Sustainable Construction Middle East & Africa

A young Jordanian architect Noor Marji was awarded 4th prize in LafargeHolcim Awards Next Generation 2017 Middle East & Africa which took place in Nairobi-Kenya.

Noor is a graduate from German Jordanian University - School of Architecture and Built Environment.  She participated with her graduation project “Steps of Amman”, an urban stair and library as an integral part in one of downtown Amman hills.

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The LafargeHolcim Awards is the world’s most significant competition in sustainable design which takes place every 3 years.  The USD 2 Million awards competition is an initiative of LafargeHolcim, the leading global building materials and solutions company which provides innovative products and building solutions with clear commitment to social and environmental sustainability.

Lafarge Jordan - a member of LafargeHolcim group - congratulates Noor Marji for her achievement, and aspires seeing more winners from young architects and students in the future.

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“Focussing on the true identity of the city” – Sustainable design by Noor Marji

Next Generation prizes: The future is in their hands