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CEMEX Building Award

Ideas that build life.

The CEMEX Building Award is an initiative created and organized by CEMEX for the purpose of distinguishing the best in Architecture and Construction around the world. Each year, CEMEX has distinguished the best construction projects and all those persons who have made these possible, as architects, engineers, investors, and constructors.

Its objective is the development of a global culture of continuous innovation in construction by encouraging creativity and the application of new concrete technologies in projects with a high sense of sustainability and social well-being, encouraging the exchange of ideas and solutions amongst the world’s different construction industries.


In 1991, the first edition was carried out in the State of Nuevo Leon, Mexico with great acceptance for the recognition of talent, creativity, quality, and the professionalism of the architects and engineers as well as those responsible for design, projection, investigation, and constuction.

It continued locally until the fourth edition in 1995 when the call for entries was extended to the northern part of Mexico. In the year 2000 Mexico City, Guadalajara, Leon and Puebla entered the ring with such a great number of high-quality projects, that the decision was made to hold the following edition at the national level.

In 2004, the first step was taken for the international participation of projects from the United States of America, Spain, Colombia, and Venezuela. Given the great international acceptance, in 2005, 12 countries were invited to participate, and in 2006, a record 24 countries submitted projects.