MARCH 6, 2020
At Lafarge, we make every effort to foster an inclusive culture built upon trust, respect and diversity. Diversity is more than color and ethnicity, gender or sexual orientation. It’s embracing the diversity of thoughts that comes with having a diverse workforce. It’s about normalizing differences and minimizing biases so we can become better, together.
For this reason, we are very proud to have been awarded one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employer by MediaCorp—a recognition that truly gives meaning to our efforts to foster an inclusive workplace. The competition rated us on our employee offering in the following five areas:
  • Women
  • Members of visible minorities
  • Persons with disabilities
  • Indigenous people
  • Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender/Transsexual (LGBT) people
For more information, view the full list of Canada's Best Diversity Employers 2020 by clicking here.


The world’s most significant competition for sustainable design


Entries in the 6th International LafargeHolcim Awards for sustainable construction will close on February 25, 2020. The competition seeks projects by professionals as well as bold ideas from the Next Generation that combine sustainable construction solutions with architectural excellence. The Awards foreground projects and concepts from architecture, engineering, urban planning, materials science, construction technology, and related fields.

Organized by the LafargeHolcim Foundation, the world’s most significant competition in sustainable design takes place in parallel across five geographic regions – each with its own jury of renowned and independent specialists. The regional juries are headed by Jeannette Kuo, Karamuk Kuo Architects, Switzerland (Europe), Reed Kroloff, Illinois Institute of Technology, USA (North America), Loreta Castro Reguera, Taller Capital, Mexico (Latin America), Mariam Kamara, atelier masōmī, Niger (Middle East Africa) and Nirmal Kishnani, National University of Singapore (Asia Pacific).


Two categories with different requirements

The main category of the competition is open to architects, planners, engineers, project owners, builders and construction firms showcasing sustainable responses within contemporary building and construction. Projects must have reached an advanced stage of design, have a high probability of execution, and may not have started construction before January 1, 2019.

In addition, students and young professionals (aged 30 years or younger) may submit visionary concepts and bold ideas in the Next Generation category of the competition. Submissions may be at an early stage of design – including research and design studio work.

Entry in the competition is free and must be made in English using a web-based form: www.lafargeholcim-awards.org/enter


“Target issues” for sustainable construction

Submissions are evaluated according to five “target issues” for sustainable construction – that aim to clarify principles for sustaining the human habitat for future generations. The “target issues” cover innovation and transferability; ethical standards and social inclusion; resource and environmental performance; economic viability and compatibility; as well as contextual and aesthetic impact.


Winners qualify for global LafargeHolcim Awards competition

The winners will be announced in the second half of 2020 at Awards ceremonies in each region. The main winners then compete for the Global LafargeHolcim Awards in 2021, to be evaluated by a global jury headed by Hashim Sarkis, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA and curator of the 2020 Venice Biennale of Architecture.


About the LafargeHolcim Foundation

Since 2003, the LafargeHolcim Foundation for Sustainable Construction raises awareness of the important role that architecture, engineering, urban planning, and the building industry have in achieving a more sustainable future. The Foundation expresses the commitment of its sponsor LafargeHolcim to drive sustainability in building and construction. LafargeHolcim is the global leader in building materials and solutions.


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CALGARY, AB - JANUARY 29, 2020: The Calgary Public Library is a recent addition to Canada’s third-largest city. The challenging location turned into a setting for neighborhood revitalization -- and our precast solutions were a big part of the answer.The wall and stairs shown below are made with precast elements made by Lafarge Canada. Each meets the precise specifications agreed to with the building’s design team. In the library plaza alone, 858 precast concrete landscape elements make up the terrace walls, precast concrete terrace seating, precast concrete stairs, planters, and benches.The precast concrete terrace walls were formed with a relief for LED linear lighting, enhancing the landscape elements at night. Another 1,400 square meters of solid precast concrete architectural cladding were used mainly at the base of the building to provide resilience.

Our precast elements form part of the building's striking triple-glazed façade composed of a modular, hexagonal pattern. Variations of the pattern are scattered across the building’s curved surface in alternating patterns of fritted glass and aluminum, giving rise to shapes that evoke familiar forms. And thanks to the use of products including increased fly-ash cement, as well as efficiency upgrades to our manufacturing facilities, precast concrete elements form part of Lafarge Canada's sustainable product offering.

The Calgary Central Library, designed by Snøhetta and Dialog, is a recipient of a 2020 Architecture Awards by the American Institute of Architects (AIA). The awards celebrate the best in contemporary architecture and highlight the many ways buildings and spaces can improve lives. We're proud to have been a part of bringing this exceptional concept to life, and extend our sincerest congratulations to Calgary Public Library on their win.


Utilisations :

  • Souvent utilisé pour la réalisation de parcs de stationnement commerciaux, de ruelles, de cours et de voies piétonnes
  • Voies d'accès pour autos, voies de passage, patios et plages de piscine