Global Award for Sustainable Architecture 2008

The purpose of this award is to honour annually a living architect who moves towards sustainability

Category Award
Type International Sustainable Architecture Award
Genre Sustainability
Country France
Registration Deadline 1 July 2007 GoogleCal iCal
Submission Deadline 1 July 2007
Eligibility All

Description
The notion of sustainable development is steadily gaining acceptance. Across the globe, sustainability is one of the cornerstones of a new rationalism in the construction process.

The purpose of the GLOBAL AWARD FOR SUSTAINABLE ARCHITECTURE is to honour annually a living architect who moves towards sustainability.
His work offers clear insights into the search for a rational contemporary architecture which is:
- fully in step with the ethical, civil and social concerns of today
- innovative in the areas of ecology, energy, materials and technology
- progressive in its search for new standards for both housing and public facilities

The very fundamentals of a project: functionality, structure and materials are being readdressed in the search for both an approach and an aesthetic which address people’s new concerns.

Organization
Cité de l'Architecture et du Patrimoine

Jury
The European Scientific Board of architecture centres and universities, assisted by worldwide critiques and specialists, will each year select 5 contemporary sustainable architects and their oeuvre.

Prize
Winner will be commissioned to design a building for a new permanent collection of sustainable architecture which the Regional Government of Seine-aval is planning to develop adjacent the Villa Savoye at Poissy (France).

Entry Fee
None

Entries
It is sufficient to send an e-mail to the General Commissary with the nominee’s name, profile and contact information. Nominations that do not result in the award are automatically carried over to the following year.

Timetable
The Scientific Board undertakes deliberations for the 5 GLOBAL AWARD Nominees in September, the nominees are announced and presented in a yearly symposium each following march.

Official Website
http://www.global-award.org/

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