“The interplay between innovative and energy-efficient solutions with the highest architectural quality makes this an important contribution to a liveable Austria. All the award winners demonstrated that sophisticated architecture, resource-saving construction, energy efficiency and a style of architecture that is in harmony with the local environment and nature is possible.” said Federal Minister Andrä Rupprechter at the award ceremony held this week.
From 74 to the top 5 winners
In the categories of “new construction” and “renovation” there were a total of 74 submissions. Twelve projects were then nominated for the National Prize, and then five finalists were awarded the prize. A top-class, international jury, chaired by Univ.-Prof. Roland Gnaiger from the University of Art, Linz, evaluated both the architectural quality and, based on the klimaaktiv building standard, the ecological and energy performance standards for building projects.
The State Prize for Architecture and Sustainability has been announced as part of klimaaktiv, the initiative for active climate protection, by the Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management (BMLFUW).
The competition is managed and supported by the Austrian Society for Environment and Technology (ÖGUT) in cooperation with the University of Art, Linz, the Association of the Stone and Ceramics Industry, the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber and the initiative “proHolz”.