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 low-carbon and energy-efficient solutions.

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Zephyr Ost in the Tech Cluster Zug is the largest construction project in Switzerland to date with climate-friendly concrete.

GP Vivienda, one of Mexico’s biggest real estate developers and construction companies, used 50,000 m3 of ECOPact green concrete to build twelve residential developments across Monterrey metropolitan area.

ECOPact green concrete was used to build a state-of-the-art media library in Herblay-sur-Seine to achieve a CO2 emissions reduction of 50%.

Mohammed VI Tower in Rabat, Morocco, will be Africa’s second tallest tower. It has already reduced CO2 emissions by 32% thanks to ECOPlanet green cement.

DYNAMax ultimate performance concrete was used in a modern new office quarter in Germany’s Wiesbaden, ensuring high strength and outstanding durability.

More than 1,000 tons of PRB landscape mortar were used to reconstruct one of the greatest Paleolithic sanctuaries ever discovered: the Grotte Chauvet.

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®.

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.