A project that I am actively working on, RhinoCircular, was shortlisted for Zumtobel Special Prize for Innovation. We look forward to the final announcement of the award.
Dornbirn, Austria – The shortlist for the 2021 ‘Zumtobel Group Award – Innovations for Sustainability and Humanity in the Built Environment’ in the two categories Buildings and Urban Developments & Initiatives as well as for the Special Prize for Innovation has been decided.
Architecture and engineering firms, urban and landscape planners, universities and technology companies, NGOs, and public or private initiatives were able to submit their projects. This year, the international architecture award carries a total prize money of EUR 120,000.
From the public invitation to participate, a total of 220 projects have been registered from 42 countries, all of which stand out for their exceptional quality and originality.
In a pre-selection, ten projects have now been shortlisted in each category. In addition, six projects across both categories have been defined as candidates for the Special Prize for Innovation. In a next step, the international, interdisciplinary jury meeting in November will nominate the winners.
Short List for Special Prize for Innovation
(Listed in order of submission. Project, studio):
|The Coral Greenhouse||Jason deCaires Taylor Ltd||Faversham, UK|
|People´s Pavilion||Overtreders W and bureau SLA||Amsterdam, Netherlands|
|Kö-Bogen II||Ingenhoven architects||Düsseldorf, Germany|
|Kiln Tower||Bolthauser Architekten AG||Zürich, Switzerland|
|RhinoCircular||Circular Construction Lab / Cornell University||Ithaca, USA|
|Adaptex||Weißensee Kunsthochschule Berlin, Priedemann Facade-Lab||Berlin, Germany|
The Zumtobel Group Award 2021 at a glance:
Award website: z.lighting/zumtobel-group-award
Initiator : The Zumtobel Group with its brands Thorn, Tridonic and Zumtobel
Curator: Dr. h.c. Kristin Feireiss and Hans-Jürgen Commerell, Aedes Architecture Forum, Berlin
Award Category: Special Prize for Innovations 20,000 EUR
Zumtobel Group Award: The ‘Zumtobel Group Award – Innovations for Sustainability and Humanity in the Built Environment’ promotes pioneering concepts and developments for more quality of life and sustainability in the built environment and its design. Awarded first in 2007, the Zumtobel Group addresses with the international architecture award core issues of our age, such as how best to deal with our finite resources, opportunities for repurposing existing buildings, sustainable development concepts for urban and rural space, utilisation of new materials and innovative processes, and the central question of humane living conditions.