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The fourth cycle of the International Holcim Awards broke a number of records: there were more submissions – over 6,100 projects were entered in the competition, 2,514 of which met all the formal criteria. And there were more winners – the five regional juries selected 62 regional prize winners. 15 of them won an Award and are now qualified for the global competition in 2015; 21 won an Acknowledgement prize, and 25 a “Next Generation” prize. In addition, for the first time a project was dis- tinguished with an Honorable Mention. The winners received their accolades at five memorable ceremonies held in Moscow, Toronto, Medellín, Beirut, and Jakarta. The following pages sum up these events, conducted in close collaboration with the local Holcim Group companies, and introduce the prize winners. Our cover image shows the happy winners of the Holcim Awards Gold for North America. Foundations December 2014