Sustainable Construction : The Answer for Future Development challenge

18 October 2013
 

Holcim Awards 4th Cycle Bring a New Level of sustainable construction to Indonesian Society

Jakarta, October 18th, 2013 – Assosiation of Indonesian Architect  (IAI) – Jakarta and  Holcim Indonesia held press conference and seminar about sustainable construction, the concept that committed to the “triple bottom line”, which asserts that long-term and sustainable progress requires the balanced achievement of economic development, environmental performance and social advancement. This program was a part of Design Week, a series of activities organized by IAI-Jakarta that educated people about the role of arcitects and construction experts in implemented sustainable construction concept. Allign with the event, Holcim also promotes the Holcim Awards 4th Cycle that has been held by Holcim Foundation, a non profitable organization to seek leading projects from industry professionals and bold ideas from the “Next Generation” that contribute to sustainability.

“Architects, students, engineers, project owner, and construction companies has a very significance role in created a good building for communities. In that term, Holcim and the Association of Indonesian Architects (IAI) apparently has a same understanding  on sustainable construction concept. Therefore, we collaborated to organized this event.” Said Steve. J Manahampi, Chairman of the Association of Indonesian Architects (IAI), Jakarta.

Holcim Awards competition seek projects or ideas that implement 5P aspect which is Progress, People, Planet, Prosperity, and Proficiency. This 5p aspects include demonstrate innovation at the forefront of sustainable construction, provide an advanced response in terms of ethical and social responsibility, preserve natural resources, contribute to the welfare, and have a lasting aesthetic impact on its surrounding environment. The total prize money for the Holcim Awards 4 Cycle competitions is USD 2 million, with two categories, Holcim Awards Main Category and Next Generations. Engineers, architects, contractors, project owner who pay attention to sustainable construction concept for their project, can participate in this competition. In addition, Holcim also give an opportunity for college student and young professional to share their innovative and bold ideas to participate in the competition implement their idea about design that has a sustainable construction concept to enter the competition by Next Generations category.

 “With this 2 categories, we hope people will share their ideas on sustainable constructions, That include building sector, infrastructure, or technology. Many local elements in Indonesia can be manifest in created a building. This has been proved in Holcim Awards 3rd Cycle Competition. 3 project from Indonesia has won Acknoledgement Awards Prizes in Asia Pacific level. The projects successfully combine local values into a good design that have a high contribution for society. Said Ranidia Leeman, Commercial Building Solution Manager Holcim Indonesia

 “As an international competition, the juries consist of independent, renowned representatives from science, business and society choose from every different countries. For Holcim Awards in regional level, Indonesia was represented by Davy Sukamta, one of the Building Construction advisor. A hundred project with sustainable construction in Indonesia was  handled by his company. “It was an honour for me to participate in this competition as a judges. Personally, I think Indonesia has a lot of potential. There’s many challenge for the participant to create a building in Indonesia, but that also can give an idea to find the best solutions as an answer to that challenges.” Said Davy Sukamta, Judges of Holcim Awards 4th Cycle for Asia Pacific Region.

 “Inline with Holcim vision, building sustainable solution for society’s future, Holcim consistent to encourage all people to participate in a sustainable activities that gives positive impact. Hopefully in the future Holcim Awards will continue inspire people to create building with a lot of benefit. In coming years we hope this competition will improve and give benefit to a lot of people.” Ranidia 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.


Further Information Please Contact :

Lisa Eka Kurnia Diah Sasanawati (Anna)
Corporate Communications Corporate Communications Manager
PT Holcim Indonesia Tbk PT Holcim Indonesia Tbk
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