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Foundations August 2014 From September to November this year, the regional winners of the 4 th International Holcim Awards will be presented – in Moscow, Toronto, Medellín, Beirut, and Jakarta (read more on page 9). These ceremonies are the culmination of a process that already kicked-off last year, one in which the Holcim Group companies played an especially important role (page 2). With a wide range of promotional events, their contributions led to a new record: by the close of entries at the end of March 2014, over 6,000 projects had been sub- mitted in the competition (page 5). In the meantime, meetings of independent and renowned jury members have taken place in five regions of the world (page 6); the winner verification process led by ETH Zurich and the preparations for the Holcim Awards ceremonies are well on the way. 4 th International Holcim Awards