Zumtobel Group apre le candidature al quinto Zumtobel Group Award, riconoscimento nato nel 2007 per premiare la sostenibilità, l'efficienza energetica e le soluzioni innovative in architettura e urbanistica.
Per il 2017 il tema del premio è "Innovation for Sustainability and Humanity in the Built Environment" e si rivolge a tutti gli autori di progetti orientati in questa direzione, i quali sono chiamati a partecipare gratuitamente alla competizione, articolata in tre categorie: Buindings, Urban Developments & Initiatives and Applied Innovations.
L'obiettivo del premio è di onorare le migliori prestazioni di architettura e ingegneria per quanto riguarda le soluzioni sostenibili, il pionierismo sociale e le intenzioni umanitarie nelle costruzioni che nascono con l'intenzione di contribuire al disegno di un futuro più vivibile, più sostenibile e più equo dal punto di vista sociale.
Per la prima volta nel 2017, inoltre, sarà inserito nell'ambito del Zumtobel Group Award, il premio speciale per Young Professionals, dedicato ai progetti i cui autori abbiano un'età inferiore ai 40 anni. Le candidature potranno essere inviate entro il 15 gennaio 2017.
The Zumtobel Group Award was established in 2007 by the Zumtobel Group and carries a total purse of EUR 150,000. Today it ranks among the most respected awards in the world of architecture. In the past, the award was presented in two categories. In 2014 the second category was adapted to emphasize urban development and initiatives; and a third category was added to recognize applied innovations in the built environment.
Submissions are invited in three categories, each category being presented by one of the lighting group's brands:
- Applied Innovations (Tridonic)
- Buildings (Zumtobel)
- Urban Developments & Initiatives (Thorn)
In view of the finite nature of the earth's resources, the issue of sustainability is charged with social, ecological and economic significance. In the built environment, architects, urban planners, engineers and related disciplines are challenged to engage with these issues by combining scientific knowledge, technical innovation and design ideas with courage and a strong sense of responsibility.
For many years the Zumtobel Group with its three internationally established brands Zumtobel, Thorn and Tridonic has made sustainability and energy efficiency key objectives in the production, function and application of its products. Aware that significant, innovative solutions in architecture and urban planning can help cut global energy consumption and boost the general quality of life, the Zumtobel Group decided to initiate the biennial Zumtobel Group Award - Innovations for Sustainability and Humanity in the Built Environment. The Zumtobel Group Award acknowledges outstanding architectural and technical achievements. It commends sustainable solutions, pioneering social initiatives, research projects and applied innovations in the built environment.
CONDITIONS OF PARTICIPATION
Only the project author is allowed to submit the proposal. The project author has to be 18 years of age.
Participation is not limited to certain professions, such as architects or urban planners; it is the quality of the concept and the innovative impact of the submitted project that is decisive.
The submitted projects in the category "Buildings" have to be completed between 30 November 2013 and 15 January 2017. Projects in the category "Urban Developments & Initiatives" may still be in the process of realization. Realized projects may not be older than 30 November 2013. The same applies for the category "Applied Innovation" in cases where the proof of concept has been achieved in a project.
For the special award "Young Professionals", Projects from all three categories qualify for this award, if the persons submitting the project have not yet reached the age of 40 by January 15, 2017.
The digital applications forms will be available on www.submission.zumtobel-group-award.com from 30 September 2016 to 15 January 2017.
The three prize-winning projects carry a total purse of 150,000 Euros to be divided equally between the three categories. The sum also includes a dedicated amount for the special award.
The award ceremony is scheduled for the last quarter of 2017.
An Aedes/Zumtobel Group catalogue featuring the nominated and award-winning projects in all three categories will be published.
For the first time, the 2017 Award will also include a special award for Young Professionals. Projects from all three categories qualify for this special award, if the project author submitting the project is under 40 years of age on 15 January 2017. If projects are submitted by teams, this rule shall apply to all team members. By developing the award further, the Zumtobel Group intends to set a sign for the young generation.
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