Introducing the Global Holcim Awards 2015 finalists and jury

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From 6,000 entries to 3 winners

15 projects out of more than 6,000 submissions in the 4th International Holcim Awards
competition were acknowledged with Gold, Silver, or Bronze Awards in each of the five regions
of the world. They are automatically qualified for the elite phase of the competition: the Global
Holcim Awards 2015. The jury composed of renowned specialists from around the world will be
headed by Mohsen Mostafavi, Dean of the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University
(USA).

The finalist projects reflect a broad variety of the current interpretation of sustainable
construction combined with architectural excellence and enhanced quality of life beyond
technical intervention.

Each of the finalist teams is invited to prepare a more extensive
submission that will be evaluated by the Global Holcim Awards 2015 jury including Marc
Angélil, Senior Dean of Architecture and Urban Design at the Swiss Federal Institute of
Technology (ETH Zurich, Switzerland), Alejandro Aravena, Principal of Elemental (Chile),
Maria Atkinson, Founding Director of the Australian Green Building Council (Australia),
Meisa Batayneh Maani, Principal of maisam architects and engineers (Jordan), Yolanda
Kakabadse, President of WWF International (Ecuador), Matthias Schuler, Principal of
Transsolar (Germany), and Rolf Soiron, Chairman of the Board of the Holcim Foundation
(Switzerland).

The Holcim Awards is one of the most significant competitions in its field in terms of
reputation and international scope. The three winners of the global prizes will share in prize
money of USD 350,000 with the results to be announced in April 2015.

Previous winners of the tri-annual Global Holcim Awards include Bureau EAST (Los Angeles, USA), Centola + Associati (Salerno, Italy), Coelacanth and Associates (Tokyo, Japan), Ingenhoven und Partner
Architekten (Dusseldorf, Germany), Kéré Architecture (Berlin, Germany), L’OEUF
(Montreal, Canada), Public Architecture (San Francisco, USA), Proyectos Arqui5 (Caracas,
Venezuela), realities:united (Berlin, Germany), Tsinghua University (Beijing, China), and
Urban-Think Tank (São Paulo, Brazil).

The projects competing for one of the three Global Holcim Awards prizes are located in
Austria, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ethiopia, France, Italy, Lebanon, Mexico, Nepal, Sri Lanka,
Thailand, Turkey, and the USA and were entered by authors from these countries as well as
from Germany, the Netherlands, and Spain. Further information on members of the jury and
the finalists can be found on: www.holcimawards.org/globalfinalists and www.holcimawards.org/globaljury.