Inspired by the “Next Generation” category of the International LafargeHolcim Awards competition for Sustainable Construction, the 1st “Young Builders Challenge” is a sustainable design competition which aims to give recognition to young Filipinos whose projects and visionary concepts go beyond balancing environmental performance, social responsibility and economic growth.
The Young Builders Challenge is open to visionary projects and bold ideas that address the “target issues” for sustainable construction. Projects must contribute positively to the environment and the community, and must be pioneering in delivering sustainable innovative designs towards the development of construction and green building (e.g., residential, commercial, public). All authors must be undergraduate Filipino students in the program of architecture and engineering in any college or university in the Philippines.
LaFargeHolcim Foundation (2016). Step-by-step guide for the regional LafargeHolcim Awards competition 2016/17 5th International LafargeHolcim Awards competition for sustainable construction projects and Next Generation visions. Retrieved from https://src.lafargeholcim-foundation.org/dnl/068e123a-514c-4285-9c20-9d0a452469f8/LafargeHolcimAwards-StepByStep-A4highres.pdf
The competition is open to individuals or to groups of students not exceeding a total of 5 members. Author/s must be currently enrolled and at least in third year college and above and not employed as an architect or engineer. They must be of good moral standing as certified by the school where he/she is currently enrolled.
A project which has commenced execution prior to December 2018 and has been entered in a competition may still be entered in the Young Builders Challenge provided it has not won any local or regional competition of the same nature. There is no limit to the number of projects that any individual or group may enter in the competition as long as it follows all the requirements and standard format. Incomplete entries with incorrect format shall be not considered. All entries must be created only by the author/s to be verified and vouched by the college or university where they are enrolled. This competition will disqualify entries found to be a duplication of designs and projects done by another author/s.
Entries may be submitted only in English, the principal and legally binding language of the Young Builders Challenge. A program outline has been provided for guidance. More details are indicated in the Requirements section.
Evaluation of entries will be held at 7/F Venice Corporate Center #8 Turin Street, McKinley Town Center, Fort Bonifacio 1634 Taguig City, Philippines.
Only entries submitted through this website will be considered valid.
Entries must consist of the following:
• Project which must follow the prescribed project outline which can be downloaded here • Authentic and original copies of the following documents. Hard copies of these must be kept for validation purposes. Templates can be downloaded here
All entries will undergo the following screening process in the presence of a DTI representative.
Two decimal point scoring system will be implemented in ranking entries to eliminate ties. In the event of tie, a second assessment and deliberation will be made by the jurors to arrive at one final winner per rank.
Entries will be validated on April 29, 2019 depending on the compliance of the following requirements:
Entries will undergo first screening process on May 13, 2019 to be conducted by appointed screening committee consists of independent and well-respected representatives from the fields of engineering, architecture, science and business. They will then select the Top 15 projects that will move on to the second and final round of judging.
The screening committee will evaluate all qualified entries based on its technical competencies, the quantitative and or qualitative method implemented and most importantly, its relevance with Holcim Young Builders Challenge’s 5 “target issues”:Progress, People, Prosperity, Planet and Place.
For Top 15 entrants, supporting documents such as Certificates of Good Moral Character and Original Entry will be verified with respective school signatories to prove that these are authentic supporting documents. Hard copy of such documents must be made available by entrants upon request of screeners.
At the final round of judging on May 27, 2019, a group of highly influential individuals in the Philippine sustainable construction industry will evaluate and rank the Top 15 entries from highest to lowest. Same evaluation criteria will be applied. Entries will be screened based on its technical competencies, the quantitative and or qualitative method implemented and most importantly, its relevance with Holcim Young Builders Challenge’s 5 “target issues”: Progress, People, Prosperity, Planet and Place. Top 3 entrants will be announced at the Awarding Ceremony on June 5, 2019.
Holcim Philippines Inc. will be sending formal letter of announcement to Top 15 entrants & respective schools via registered mail and electronic mail.
The Author/s of the top 15 projects will be informed and invited to the Awarding Ceremony, which is the only time when the 3 winners (1st place, 2nd place and 3rd place winners) will be announced. Formal announcement and invitation will be sent via registered mail and electronic mail to the author/s and to their respective college or university deans who will be the default school contact person.
The top 15 entrants will be encouraged to submit a 1-minute video (in mp4 or mov format) to describe how and why they chose their project.
Author/s can win multiple times since there is no limit to the number of projects that any individual or group may enter in the competition as long as it follows all the requirements and standard format.
There will be three winners for this competition which will be announced at Awarding Ceremony on June 5, 2019.
Tax-free and non-transferable cash prizes will be awarded to the following. Withholding tax will be shouldered by Holcim Philippines, Inc.
Cash prize will be given to the winning project. Therefore, how this will be allocated among authors in the event of group winner/s will be the discretion of the winning project authors.
All main authors or main contact person (for group entrants) who registered will be informed via registered mail and electronic mail of the final competition results after they are announced at the Awarding Ceremony on June 5, 2019.
Should winner/s not be present at the Awarding Ceremony, prize/s can be claimed within 60 days upon receipt of notification and may be redeemed at the following Holcim Plants:
For verification purposes, winner/s must bring school and or any government-issued identification cards along with the formal letter of announcement of Top 15 entrants.