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Jury Announced for LafargeHolcim Awards 2020 Seeking Projects For Sustainable Design and Construction

Switzerland Architecture News - Sep 03, 2019 - 23:18   11530 views

Jury Announced for LafargeHolcim Awards 2020 Seeking Projects For Sustainable Design and Construction

The LafargeHolcim Foundation has announced its outstanding jury for the 2020 LafargeHolcim Awards, seeking innovative projects of professionals as well as bold ideas from the next generation architects that combine sustainable construction solutions with architectural excellence.

The 6th International LafargeHolcim Awards is open entries until February 25, 2020 and recognizes projects and concepts from architecture, engineering, urban planning, materials science, construction technology, and related fields.

The independent juries will evaluate entries in the 6th International LafargeHolcim Awards for Sustainable Construction in five regions of the world. Each jury consists of nine experts in sustainable design and construction. The Awards seek real projects as well as bold ideas that combine sustainable construction solutions with architectural excellence. 

Jury Announced for LafargeHolcim Awards 2020 Seeking Projects For Sustainable Design and Construction

Running its sixth edition, the LafargeHolcim Awards is the world’s most significant competition for sustainable design and construction and offers a total of USD 2 million in prize money. 

The juries will be headed by: Jeannette Kuo, Founding Partner of Karamuk Kuo Architects in Switzerland (jury for Europe), Reed Kroloff, Rowe Family Dean, College of Architecture, at the Illinois Institute of Technology in the USA (jury for North America), Loreta Castro Reguera, Design Director and Founder of Taller Capital in Mexico (jury for Latin America), Mariam Kamara, Principal and Owner of atelier masōmī in Niger (jury for Middle East Africa), and Nirmal Kishnani, Professor of Architecture, School of Design & Environment, at the National University of Singapore (jury for Asia Pacific).

"The competition promotes circular thinking and the reduction of CO2 emissions across all disciplines. It identifies the ideas with the highest potential to tackle today’s challenges to increasing urbanization and to improve quality of life," stressed the Foundation.

Jury Announced for LafargeHolcim Awards 2020 Seeking Projects For Sustainable Design and Construction

The juries evaluate and rank submissions using the five "target issues" for sustainable construction that cover innovation and transferability (progress), ethical standards and social inclusion (people), resource and environmental performance (planet), economic viability and compatibility (prosperity), and contextual and aesthetic impact (place). The juries will be hosted by associated universities of the LafargeHolcim Foundation in Casablanca, Chicago, Lausanne, Mexico City, and Singapore.

The Main Awards 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 January 1, 2019.

Jury Announced for LafargeHolcim Awards 2020 Seeking Projects For Sustainable Design and Construction

The Awards competition is open for entries until February 25, 2020 and recognizes projects and concepts from architecture, engineering, urban planning, materials science, construction technology, and related fields. 

A comprehensive “Step-by-step” guide explains the evaluation criteria and illustrates how to enter the competition at the LafargeHolcim Foundation's website

The judging criteria will cover innovation and transferability; ethical standards and social inclusion; resource and environmental performance; economic viability and compatibility; and contextual and aesthetic impact.

Since 2003, the LafargeHolcim Foundation advances the discourse on sustainable construction mainly through its Awards, the world’s most significant competition for sustainable design. The Foundation is an initiative of LafargeHolcim, the global leader in building materials and solutions.

Top image (left to right): Jeannette Kuo, Reed Kroloff, Loreta Castro Reguera, Mariam Kamara, Nirmal Kishnani. 

All images courtesy of The LafargeHolcim Foundation 

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