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LafargeHolcim Awards Competition 2019/2020 (USD $2,000,000 Prize money)

LafargeHolcim Awards Competition 2019/2020 (USD $2,000,000 Prize money)

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Applicants are now welcome to apply for the LafargeHolcim Awards Competition 2019/2020. The LafargeHolcim Awards seek leading projects of professionals as well as bold ideas from the Next Generation that combine sustainable construction solutions with architectural excellence. The 6th cycle of the international competition is open for entries until February 25, 2020. Further, the Awards foreground projects and concepts from architecture, engineering, urban planning, materials science, construction technology, and related fields. Prize money totals USD 2 million.


The total prize money for each cycle of the LafargeHolcim Awards competition (regional and global levels) is USD 2 million.

  • LafargeHolcim Awards main category: The total prize money for each of the five regional LafargeHolcim Awards competitions is USD 330,000 including USD 260,00 in the main category:
    • Gold LafargeHolcim Awards  USD 100,000
    • LafargeHolcim Awards Silver USD 50,000
    • Also, LafargeHolcim Awards Bronze USD 30,000
    • 4 x LafargeHolcim Awards Acknowledgement prizes of USD 20,000 each
  • LafargeHolcim Awards Next Generation category: The total prize money for each of the five regional
    • 1st prize LafargeHolcim Awards Next Generation  USD 25,000
    • LafargeHolcim Awards Next Generation 2nd prize USD 20,000
    • Also, LafargeHolcim Awards Next Generation 3rd prize USD 15,000
    • LafargeHolcim Awards Next Generation 4th prize USD 10,000
  • Global LafargeHolcim Awards: The 15 recipients of regional LafargeHolcim Awards Gold, Silver and Bronze are automatically nominated for the Global LafargeHolcim Awards in 2020. Also, the prize money of the Global LafargeHolcim Awards competition is USD 350,000:
    • Global LafargeHolcim Awards Gold USD 150,000
    • Further, Global LafargeHolcim Awards Silver USD 100,000
    • Global LafargeHolcim Awards Bronze USD 50,000
    • Global LafargeHolcim Awards Wild Card from a budget of USD 50,000


  • The Main Awards category is open to architects, engineers, planners, project owners, builders and also,  construction firms for projects at an advanced stage of design with a high probability of execution.
  • Likewise, the Next Generation category for young professionals and students up to 30 years of age seeks visions and bold ideas.
  • In both categories, the execution of the project may not have started before January 1, 2019.

Evaluation Criteria

The “target issues” for sustainable construction serve as evaluation criteria:

  • Innovation and transferability – Progress
  • Ethical standards and social inclusion – People
  • Further, Resource and environmental performance – Planet
  • Economic viability and compatibility – Prosperity
  • Also, Contextual and aesthetic impact – Place


Type of Opportunity Competitions and Awards
Deadline25 February,2020
Open toAll
OrganizerLafargeHolcim Foundation



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