Three Indian projects win big at LafargeHolcim Awards

LafargeHolcim Foundation announced the winners at the Regional LafargeHolcim Awards Ceremony 2020 Asia Pacific. Out of the five projects declared winners for Asia Pacific region, three were Indian projects. The top three winners received prize money of USD 25,000, USD 20,000, and USD 15,000, while the two fourth place (equal) winners received USD 10,000, each. Each winner also received a personalized trophy featuring the Modulor of the Swiss architect LeCorbusier.

A total of 4,742 projects from 134 countries submitted entries for the award. The shortlisted entries which met the competition criteria underwent a rigorous screening process in online jury meetings in the five competition regions. Now in its 6th edition, the LafargeHolcim Awards entries are judged on five issues for Sustainable Construction: Progress, People, Planet, Prosperity, and Place.

Said Neeraj Akhoury, CEO India, Holcim, and MD & CEO, Ambuja Cements, “Three Indian projects being recognised at the Awards is a great feat and I would like to congratulate the brilliant young minds. Witnessing the display of design prowess by young professionals is inspiring. The winning projects from India, Thailand, and Indonesia all share a strong focus on social sustainability. At Holcim, we advocate innovation, sustainable construction and achieving net-zero, and through these recognitions, we aim to encourage more architects and designers to come up with cutting-edge climate positive designs and solutions.”

The LafargeHolcim Foundation for Sustainable Construction was created in 2003 as an independent legal entity to raise awareness of the important role that architecture, engineering, urban planning, and the building industry have in achieving a more sustainable future.

The Awards are the world’s most significant competition for sustainable design. Its Next Generation category recognizes the visionary concepts and bold ideas of young professionals and students.