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$2 Million Holcim Competition

A nine-month call for entries has kicked off the 3rd International Holcim Awards competition, which recognizes sustainable building and civil engineering

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A nine-month call for entries has kicked off the 3rd International Holcim Awards competition, which recognizes sustainable building and civil engineering works; landscape, urban design and infrastructure projects; and, materials, products and construction technologies.

The main category is open to architects, planners, engineers, project owners, builders and construction firms that showcase sustainable responses to technological, environmental, socioeconomic and cultural issues with contemporary building and construction. In addition, the Holcim Awards seek visions and ideas for a Next Generation category, open to student projects created within university programs at final year bachelor level or above.

An initiative of the Holcim Foundation for Sustainable Construction, Switzerland, the competition is comprised of five regional competitions in 2010/11 and a global phase in 2012. Step-by-step instructions to enter the competition, whose entry deadline is March 23, 2011, are available now at www.holcimawards.org/guides.