ZÜRICH, SWITZERLAND — The 3rd International Holcim Awards competition for projects and visions in sustainable construction offers a total of $2 million in prize money and is open to: sustainable building and civil engineering works; landscape, urban design, and infrastructure projects; and materials, products, and construction technologies. Entries must be submitted online at www.holcimawards.org by March 23, 2011.

In addition to construction projects at an advanced stage of design, the competition seeks visions and ideas for the “Next Generation” category, open to student projects created within university programs at final year bachelor level or above (including master’s and Ph.D.).

The Holcim Awards are comprised of five regional competitions in 2010/11 and the global phase in 2012. Juries include internationally renowned architects and academics. A full list of jury members is available at www.holcimawards.org/jury.

Submissions in both categories are evaluated using the “target issues” for sustainable construction. For step-by-step instructions on how to participate in the competition as well as examples of former winning projects, visit www.holcimawards.org.

To read the full version of the competition announcement, click here.