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CEMEX launches call for its 2019 Building Award

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CEMEX has launched its call for the 2019 CEMEX Building Award. The award recognises the best buildings in Mexico and the world, as well as the professions who made them possible.

Created in 1991, the award is considered a benchmark in the construction industry. It recognises projects that stand out for their design, innovation, and promotion of environmental preservation, while also offering better solutions for their users and communities.

Each edition of the award has the following five main categories: residential housing, affordable housing, building, collective space, and infrastructure. There are also the following four special recognitions: universal accessibility, sustainable building, construction innovation, and social value.

The deadline to participate is 3 May 2019 and the call is open to projects that were completed in 2018. The finalists from each category will be announced in July and winners will be presented with their awards at a ceremony in Mexico City in November.

The CEMEX Building Award uses the slogan ‘Ideas That Build Life’ and recognises those works that start as mere ideas and end up as construction projects that provide value to those that interact with them. Seeking to encourage creativity and the development of better construction practices, the contest also aims to underscore the innovations that will become the new construction standards of tomorrow.

911 projects registered for the Mexico edition in 2018. From this, more than 600 were selected for participation and 20 were chosen as finalists. These included the Foro Boca Concert Hall in Veracruz, the ITESM Library in Monterrey, the Punta Caliza Hotel in Quintana Roo, and Highway Palmillas Apaseo el Grande in Querétaro. For the international edition, 63 projects participated from 19 countries. These included the Salesforce Tower in the US, the Mersey Gateway in the UK, and the Seafront Promenade of Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic.

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