Holcim Awards : Final Call For Sustainable Construction Projects 

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Registrations in the USD 2 million Holcim Awards competition close soon!

Zurich/Switzerland, February 2, 2011 – Registrations in the 3rd International Holcim Awards competition to promote sustainable construction will close on March 23, 2011 (14:00 GMT). The competition encourages building solutions and visions that go beyond convention to address the challenges of sustainability.

The main category of the competition is open to architects, planners, engineers, project owners, builders and construction firms with current projects that showcase sustainable responses to technological, environmental, socioeconomic and cultural issues of contemporary building and construction. Projects are eligible for the competition if they have reached an advanced stage of design. Construction/production must not have started before July 1, 2010. In addition, the Holcim Awards competition seeks visions and ideas for the “Next Generation” (student category), open to projects created within any university program at final year bachelor level or above (including master’s and PhD).

A step-by-step guide to entering the competition is available for download in seven languages – covering the conditions of entry, adjudication process and tips on completing the online entry form. Entries are submitted in English only using a web-based form at: http://www.holcimawards.org