2012 Fassa Bortolo Award for Sustainable Architecture

Winning projects of the IX edition announced at Ferrara

by Malcolm Clark
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The awards ceremony of the Fassa Bortolo 2012 International Award for Sustainable Architecture was held last Monday, June 25 at 4.30 pm at Palazzo Tessoni Estense in Ferrara, the newly renovated wing of the Faculty of Architecture of Ferrara. The ninth edition of the competition saw the participation of 155 candidates, of which 64 for the Finished Works category, coming from 17 different countries, and 91 for the Graduation Thesis category.

In the section Finished Works by professionals, the architectural office Paredes Pedrosa Arquitectos was awarded the Gold Medal for its Kid University in Gandía, Spain, while two Silver Medals were awarded to the groups Ingenhoven ArchitectsArchitectus for the work 1 Bligh, in Australia and to LAN Architecture for the work EDF Archives Centre, France.

The international jury, made up of the Chairman Thomas Herzog, Peter Rich, Li Xiaodong, Prof. Nicola Marzot, Department of Architecture of the University of Ferrara and Gianluca Minguzzi, Secretary of the Award, chose to reward the quality of projects, according to the location, the intended use and the use of sustainable resources.

The award ceremony was preceded at 3.30 pm by the keynote address of architect Christoph Ingenhoven, founder of the Ingenhoven architects office in Düsseldorf, which has designed buildings around the world and has participated in several architectural competitions as a juror.

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    Kid University in Gandía 43

    Kid University in Gandía

    Gandía / Spain / 2011

    1 Bligh Street 25

    1 Bligh Street

    Sydney / Australia / 2011

    EDF Archives Centre 49

    EDF Archives Centre

    Bure / France / 2011