The fourth cycle of the Holcim Awards has appointed its international expert jury members, who will take on the big task of selecting this cycle's winners of the prestigious global competition, which has a total cash prize of US$2 million.
The jury members are:
- Mohsen Mostafavi (head), Dean of the Graduate School of Design (GSD), Harvard University (USA)
- Marc Angélil, Senior Dean, Department of Architecture, ETH Zurich (Switzerland)
- Alejandro Aravena, Executive Director, Elemental (Chile)
- Maria Atkinson, Founding CEO, Green Building Council of Australia (Australia)
- Yolanda Kakabadse, President, WWF International (Ecuador)
- Matthias Schuler, Founder, Transsolar Energietechnik (Germany)
- Rolf Soiron, Chairman, Holcim Foundation (Switzerland)
This year's call for entries gathered more than 6,000 submissions from 152 countries. Entries ranged from architecture, civil engineering, landscape and urban design, and construction technology. In late 2014, regional winners will be chosen based on how their team's entry responded to the competition's set of target issues regarding sustainable building.
"Head of the Global Holcim Awards jury and Dean of the Harvard University Graduate School of Design (GSD), Mohsen Mostafavi (USA) explained that the jury process will use the 'target issues' for sustainable construction to evaluate each of the finalist projects based on detailed submissions from each team.
The diverse geographic spread of entries and growth in submissions from developing countries confirms the importance of a more sustainable built environment. The results of the regional phase of the competition will be announced at prize-handover events taking place throughout the second half of 2014:
- September 5 for Europe
- September 19 for North America
- October 3 for Latin America
- October 17 for Africa Middle East
- November 14 for Asia Pacific
In 2015, the winners of the regional Holcim Awards Gold, Silver and Bronze will compete with more detailed project submissions for the global prizes."
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