Winners Announced in AEC Cafe Sustainable Architecture Challenge

As a sponsor of the first annual Sustainable Architectural Project Awards – presented by IBSystems, Inc., parent company of AECCafe.com and ShareAEC.com, Graphisoft joins with AECCafe.com to announce and congratulate the winners of this year’s Sustainable Architecture Challenge.

A panel of esteemed architects and industry experts reviewed hundreds of innovative, original and practical submissions that highlighted energy efficiency and other elements of sustainable design for residential or commercial architectural projects (conceptual or completed)

In the top three, the panel selected:

Miami, Florida based, Oppenheim Architecture + Design for their COR Mixed Use Condominium Complex

Oppenheim designed the complex to draw power from its environment through wind turbine technology, photovoltaic’s, and solar hot water generation. Panel members noted how the design’s exoskeleton shell serves multiple purposes – such as building structure, shading, armatures for turbines as well as other elements to capitalize on green energy use.

Göteborg, Sweden based, Kjellgren Kaminsky Architecture for their design: Solongen, a multi-residential complex.

The team at Kjellgren Kaminsky kept sustainability as the primary goal when realizing this project. It features several environmentally friendly aspects of design including solar panels, exterior venetian blinds, green roofing and green or recycled building materials.

Alexandria, Egypt based, Karim Elnabawy for his World Sustainability Center.

The World Sustainability Center is designed to become part of eco-tourism in Alexandria, Egypt. The center will educate, engage and demonstrate the potential of nature to address sustainable living and how architecture can harness sun, wind, water and earth to provide it.

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