Holcim Educated Sustainable Construction in Bandung to answer future challenge

26 November 2013

In recent years, Indonesia was experienced a process of rapid development. This development was signed with a new buildings and houses just established.

Bandung, November 26, 2013 – In recent years, Indonesia was experienced a process of rapid development. This development was signed with a new buildings and houses just established. However, there is still have a lot of buildings that not concern with a few important aspect. This things causes the excessive energy consumption and inefficient building functions. To handle this conditions, Holcim Indonesia conduct an educational event of Sustainable Construction for the community to produce a better buildings. Held in Bumi Sangkuriang Meeting Room Bandung, this event become a part from socialization from Holcim Awards 4th Cycle, the global competition that have a purpose to find out an ideas and project that implement the concept of sustainable construction.

“In line with Holcim vision to building sustainable solution for society’s future, we want to make sure every people will get the better building, that can able to support their activities while still taking care of needs in the next generations. Therefore Holcim Group held Holcim Awards, a routine event that held by Holcim Foundation, non-profitable organization, to find out a project and ideas that have a sustainable construction concept.” Said Eamon Ginley, President Director of Holcim Indonesia.

Holcim Awards Competition notice 5P aspect that is Progress, People, Planet, Properity, and Proficiency. This 5P aspects require an innovative and sustainable construction, accomodate the needs and also empower the surrounding area, preservation of natural resources, capable to contributing for welfare, and keep the eyes on public spatial aesthetic.

Holcim Awards 4th Cycle that held in this year had a total 2 Million USD prizes with two main categories that is Holcim Awards Main Category and Next Generations. All engineers, architects, contractors, project owner who show concern to applying the concept of sustainable construction for buildings project, they can participate in this competition. In addition, Holcim also give an opportunity for college student and young professional to implement their idea about design that has a sustainable construction concept to enter the competition by next generations category.

Ranidia Leeman, Commercial Building Solution Manager Holcim Indonesia said, “With this 2 category, we hope that can raise the new idea to create sustainable buildings and technology. Bandung is one of big city in Indonesia with a high growth rate of the buildings. This growth was proved by a variety shooping malls until apartments are build last few years. Through this seminar we want to encourage people in Bandung city to create a buildings that can combine local values so it has a high design and contribution for society. ”

In the Holcim Awards this time, for the first time the winner announcement ceremony from Asia Pacific region will be held in Jakarta, Indonesia, having previously was held in Bangkok, Mumbai, and Singapore. Jakarta was chosen to be host because it is the capital of Indonesia that has big population and keep growth in Asia Pacific, so it has big potential to raise a lot of idea about innovative sustainable construction.

As an international scale competition, Holcim Awards judges also consist from many experts in their fields and are selected from a variety countries. For Holcim Awards in regional level, Indonesia was represented by Davy Sukamta, one of the Building Construction advisory. And through his construction company, was handled a hundred project with sustainable contruction concept in Indonesia. “It was an honour for me to participate this competition as a judges. This competition is one of a good opportunity to encourage many project with sustainable contruction concept. Previously, Holcim Awards 3rd Cycle successed to collect more than 6.000 ideas and project from 146 countries, include Indonesia. I personally feel that Indonesia has a lot of potential. This potential has been proved in Holcim Awards 3rd Cycle. Three project from Indonesia have won Acknowledgement Awards in Asia Pasific level.” Said Davy Sukamta, Judges of Holcim Awards 4th Cycle for Asia Pacific Regional.

“Hopes Holcim Awards can give an inspiration for public society and experts design in Indonesia to continue creating a building with a variety of benefits. We hope this competition will become better in the coming years” Ranidia Leeman closed.


About  PT Holcim Indonesia Tbk


PT Holcim Indonesia Tbk  (Holcim Indonesia) is a publicly listed company which its majority stake  (86.35%), is owned and managed by Swiss-based Holcim Group, one of the world’s largest cement companies with more than 85,000 employees and production capacity of more than 170 million tons of cement.


As one of the largest cement companies in Indonesia, PT Holcim Indonesia Tbk maintains integrated businesses of cement, ready-mix concrete, and aggregates production. The company operates three cement plants in Narogong-West Java,  Cilacap-Central Java, Tuban 1-East Java and a grinding facility in Ciwandan-Banten with total capacity of 11 million tons of cement and employs more than 2,500 employees.


PT Holcim Indonesia Tbk operates a domestic building material supply network, which covers special distributors, retailers, masons, and Solusi Rumah outlets – the outlet provides housing design service, building materials, building consultation, and financing access. All under one roof.


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