The Zerofootprint Re-Skinning Award 2010


2010 Winners

Aidlin Darling Architects - San Francisco (Small/Medium Commercial)
DAHM Arch. - GESOBAU AG (Large Residential)
LAVA - Sydney Tower (Future of Re-Skinning)
Now House, Toronto (Small Residential)
Sparkasse Vorderpfalz (Large Commercial)

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The objective of the annual award is to stimulate global interest in new building technologies, an area that the media tends to underreport, and accelerate innovation in a critical industrial sector.

Category Award / Competition Result
Type International, Award, Open, Single-Stage, Onymous
Genre Renovation
Country Ontario, Canada
RegDeadline 10 January 2010 GoogleCal iCal
10 January 2010 (via Online)
Eligibility All
Target Field The buildings must be of reinforced concrete construction, be built between 1945 and 1990, and have a minimum of 150 units or 150,000 square feet of floor space.

Zerofootprint is offering the annual “Re-Skinning Award” to showcase the most successful holistic retrofitting projects of the year. These are projects that update older buildings to bring their carbon, energy, and water performance to sustainable levels, improve their aesthetics, and make them “smarter.” A related but distinct initiative, the ZEROprize, will be awarded to the first building that is retrofitted to measurably achieve a zero footprint.

Thomas Auer (Masters in Process Engineering, University of Stuttgart)
Andrew Bowerbank (Diploma (Hon.) in Industrial Design, Humber College; B Ed, University of Western Ontario)
George Baird (MA (Hon.), Harvard; B Arch (Hon.), University of Toronto)
Stefan Behnisch (BA in Philosophy, Hochschule der Jesuiten, Munich; Architecture Diploma, University of Karlsruhe; BDA; CIMA; Economics, Ludwig Maximillians University)
Fiona Cousins (Principal in the New York office of ARUP, and leader of the sustainability team)
Judith DiMaio (BA in Art, Bennington College; B Arch, Cornell University; Graduate School of Design, Harvard)
Rick Huijbregts (Masters (Real Estate Development & Project Management), Delft University; PhD Harvard)
Edward Mazria (B Arch, Pratt Institute)
William McDonough (BA, Dartmouth College; MFA; M Arch, Yale University)

Publication and Exhibition

Entry Fee

Total 2000 word descriptions and LEED Certifications and Engineering analysis etc.
A minimum of 10 and a maximum of 20 photos

Winners announced to coincide with the World Urban Forum in Brazil: March 2010
A travelling exhibition will be launched in 2011.


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