Holcim for architects

Build progress with us.

Holcim x Norman Foster Foundation

We partnered with the Norman Foster Foundation to launch the Essential Homes Research Project, a model for dignified and sustainable housing for displaced people, during the 2023 Venice Biennale of Architecture.

Produced in partnership with Dezeen, our “Concrete Icons” video series features renowned architects on the world's most striking concrete buildings.

We are decarbonizing building end-to-end for a net-zero future, from our operations and low-carbon materials to making buildings sustainable in use and driving circular construction.

With Holcim materials and solutions, you can:

Build better with less

We are decarbonizing construction, enabling our customers to build better with less. Our low-carbon materials, from ECOPact concrete to ECOPlanet cement, deliver 100% performance starting at 30% less CO2. We are also deploying smart design systems like 3D printing that can reduce material use by up to 50%.

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Make buildings sustainable

We are making buildings more sustainable in use, decarbonizing our cities. Our broad range of solutions, from roofing to insulation, is driving energy efficiency and green retrofitting. This is where the majority of our sector’s emissions are generated, with 70% of the CO2 emissions in construction coming from buildings in use. We’re expanding our solutions to reduce this footprint.

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Build new from old

We are driving circular construction to build new from the old, as a world leader in recycling. Our goal is to double down in this area, going from recycling over 50M tons of materials today to 100M tons by 2030. We are putting circularity at the core of everything we do, from recycling construction and demolition materials to upcycling plastic bags in roofing systems.

Reference projects:



La Marseillaise, Marseille, France

Kunsthaus Zurich extension, Zurich, Switzerland

Apple headquarters, Cupertino, USA

Shangyin Opera House, Huangpu Qu, China

Futuristic Kindergarten, Galicia, Spain

CAP Group Headquarters, Milan, Italy

Sport Hall Dolni Brezany, Brezany, Czech Republic

Iconic Tower, New Administrative Capital, Egypt

Gateway pavilion, Washington DC, USA

Zurich Insurance headquarters, Chicago, USA


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