Reference projects

Holcim expert teams bring their know-how and daring innovations to the most challenging building projects all over the world. Discover a selection of major transport, energy, mining, infrastructure, building development, and affordable housing programs as well as breathtaking iconic architecture projects to which we contributed with our cement, concrete, and aggregates solutions.

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The extension of the Al-Ain El-Sokhna Port in Egypt has reduced CO2 emissions by 45% thanks to our low-carbon ECOPlanet cement.

ECOPact green concrete was used to build a modern energy-from-waste facility (EfW) outside of London, reducing CO2 emissions by 42%.

BPM Architects and Bouygues Bâtiment Center Sud-Ouest construction group used ECOPact green concrete to build a modern middle school for the town of Le Pian-Médoc.

Sabowind, a full-service supplier and operator of wind energy, used ECOPact green concrete to build a new wind farm in Markowice.

Real estate developer SEGRO used ECOPact green concrete to revitalize a former coal mining area in Germany by building a new logistics park on the site. The project delivered 825 tons of CO₂ savings, or a reduction of 33% compared to the German industry reference.

Casa Laguna, the largest affordable housing project in Ecuador to date, used ECOPact green concrete for a 3,500 unit housing development. In total, ECOPact enabled 60% less CO2 emissions compared to conventional concrete.

For this demanding project, HRS Real Estate AG relied on a product innovation from Holcim Switzerland that closes the material cycle: the resource-saving and low CO2 concrete ECOPact+.

At Holcim our researchers are constantly innovating to make sustainable construction possible at scale. Our ‘Houses of Tomorrow’ project is translating that work into real world solutions, with five housing projects in five different countries.

With 2.5 billion people expected to live in cities by 2050, material choices are key to demonstrating how people and nature can thrive together in tomorrow’s urban environments.

As a global leader in innovative and sustainable building solutions, our products play an essential role in the development of greener buildings and more liveable cities. For example our green concrete range ECOPact offers 30% to 100% lower carbon compared to standard (CEM I) concrete.

Over three billion people are expected to need affordable housing by 2030. This issue is most acute in Africa, with countries like Kenya already facing an estimated shortage of two million houses. With 3D printing, we are proud of being part of the solution.

Deploying our low-carbon solutions to build greener and smarter cities is one of our top priorities. This is especially important in complex urbanization projects, such as the New Administrative Capital of Egypt, now being built outside of Cairo.

Population growth and urbanization require building the equivalent of New York City every month. To meet this demand sustainably, the world requires innovative solutions that can help build more with less.

La Part-Dieu is the gateway to Lyon, and the 166,000m² Part-Dieu mall is the largest downtown shopping center in France.

With Elevate, Holcim can now bring greenery back into cities with a range of insulating, cool and green roofing systems.

At Holcim, we are leading the way to a net-zero future. With ECOPlanet – our global range of green cements – we enable low-carbon construction and create more liveable cities.

In a quiet commune just downstream from France’s Loire river valley, a historic landmark meets the building technology of the future with Ductal®.

By supplying metro rail projects across the country, Holcim helps ensure that India’s cities can continue to prosper and thrive.

Striatus, the first-of-its-kind 3D Concrete Printed bridge, has been unveiled in Venice in July 2021. This innovative project is designed by Block Research Group and Zaha Hadid Architects, in collaboration with incremental3D and made possible by Holcim. Striatus establishes a new language for concrete that is digital, environmentally advanced and circular by design.

Technology can truly change people’s lives for the better. The world’s first 3D-printed school has just opened in Malawi - built in record time with technology that can reduce the building’s environmental footprint by more than 50%.

Our teams in Greece have transformed an old corner of downtown Athens into a new green area and donated it to the city. Through the “Adopt Your City” program, the Greek capital aims to create new and green spaces to improve its urban environment, contribute to climate change mitigation, and help build social cohesion. Lafarge Greece, part of Heracles Group...

Located in the heart of London, King’s Cross is home to one of the largest urban redevelopment projects in Europe. Preserving the city's industrial architectural heritage, while making it suitable for modern urban living has been a key priority.

LafargeHolcim contributes 60,000 tonnes of cement to Stadium in Ebimpé, the first Olympic stadium in Ivory Coast

Gioia 22 is the newest entry in Milan’s skyline. The tower is finally preparing for its new life, replacing an old building built in 1961 and abandoned from 2012.