Zumtobel Group Award for Sustainability and Humanity in the Built Environment 2012

The award is designed to honour sustainable solutions in architecture and engineering that make a pioneering contribution to the future quality of life.

Category Award / Open to Students
Type International, Award, Open, Single-Stage, Onymous
Genre Environment, Essay, Sustainability
Country Dornbirn, Austria
RegDeadline 1 December 2011 GoogleCal iCal
1 December 2011 (via Online)
Eligibility All
Target Field Completed between January 2010 and January 2012/ Projects in the category “Research and Initiative” may still be in the process of realization.

Given the environment’s dramatic response to exploitation and pollution, the issue of sustainability is
loaded with social and economic significance. Especially in the built environment, architects, urban
planners, engineers and related disciplines are challenged to engage with these issues by combining
scientific knowledge, technicresponsibility and courage.
The objectives of the award are:
- to address the current challenges and highlight the possibilities of sustainable architecture and urban planning
- to identify and discuss the various requirements and interests related to sustainability and humanity in the built environment
- to encourage current and future generations to engage actively in research into new sustainable perspectives and their implementation
The award is divided into two categories, covering built and realised projects on the one hand and research and initiatives on the other. The categories are "Built Environment" and "Research & Initiative".

Kunlé Adeyemi, Architect & Urbanist / Principal at NLÉ Shaping the Architecture of Developing Cities, Amsterdam (NL) (OMA, 2002- 2010)
Ute Meta Bauer, Director Visual Arts Program, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston (US)
Stefan Behnisch, Architect / Behnisch Architekten, Stuttgart, Munich (D), Boston, Los Angeles (USA)
Yung Ho Chang, Architect / Atelier FCJZ, Beijing (CN)
Brian Cody, Chair of the Institute of Buildings and Energy, Graz University of Technology (AT)
Sejima Kazuyo, Architect / SANAA, Tokyo (JP)
Winy Maas, Architect / MVRDV, Rotterdam (NL)
Harald Sommerer, CEO Zumtobel Group, Dornbirn (AT)
Ken Yeang, Architect / Llewelyn Davies Yeang and T.R. Hamzah, London (UK), Kuala Lumpur (MY), Shenzhen and Beijing (CN)

Built Environment: EUR 80,000
Research & Initiative: EUR 60,000

Entry Fee

Jury session: May 2012
Awards ceremony: Autumn 2012

Past winners

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