Winners of the Blue Award 2016 for Sustainable Architecture

The fourth edition of the Blue Award was again a huge success. The announcement and terms of eligibility went online by March 1, 2016, a kick-off event with a lecture by Much Untertrifaller on“Rural Urbanism” in spring marked the start. By early May we had received 209 projects from students all over the world, students from Japan, China, Afghanistan, Bolivia, Zambia, Ecuador, Philippines, Malaysia, Russia, South Africa, the US, etc., with authors of more than 50 nationalities. We received a large number of projects from all over Europe, showing the efforts over the past years to foster the theme of sustainability in the academic field. And their effects and results aswell. 82 universities and schools of architecture, regional planning and urbanism from 34 countries participated. The Pritzker Prize winner, architect Kazuyo Sejima (SANAA Architects), was secured as Honorary President of the judging panel. The award ceremony this year took place during the WCTE, the World Conference on Timber Engineering.


Category 1

Lisa Geiszler:Shimokitazawa – Tokyo‘s Neighborhood, small scale – big chance Vienna University of Technology (Austria), Academic Advisor: Walter Cernek

Charlotte Fredriksson: Resiliência do Cafezal KTH Royal Institute of Technology (Sweden), Academic Advisor: Sara Grahn

Category 2

Sophie Schrattenecker: Pueblos Calleros – Ribbon-built villages at the Ecuadorian coast University of Arts and Industrial Design Linz (Austria), Academic Advisor: Roland Gnaiger

Leo Bettini Oberkalmsteiner: Palco Pubblico: Public Stage – The Recovery Plan for the City Center of Ferrara Technical University of Munich (Germany), Academic Advisor: Florian Nagler

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Thomas Harlander, Florian Anzenberger: bridgingMZAMBA – a suspension bridge built with the community in South Africa Carinthia University of Applied Sciences — FH-Kärnten (Austria), Academic Advisor: Peter Nigst in cooperation with buildCollective Marlene Wagner and Elias Rubin

Phuong Quan Trinh: Self-cooling facade for low-cost dwellings
KU Leuven (Belgium), Academic Advisor: Asiya Sadiq


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Barbara Mayr, Razan Alsmadi, Christoph Rauschenböck: Hombori A_Life Wall
Graz University of Technology (Austria), Academic Advisor: Lisa-Maria Enzenhofer  

Vlad Popa, Basilis Nearchos Neururer: DIY GRANTS – do-it-yourself Grants Town
Vienna University of Technology (Austria), Academic Advisor: Andreas Hofer

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David Kraler, Christoph Lachberger: Mondikolok Healthcare-Center
Vienna University of Technology (Austria), Academic Advisor: Peter Fattinger  

Justus Menten: To Cultivate One‘s City
Berlin University of the Arts (Germany), Academic Advisor: Jean Philippe Vassal

Category 3

Florian Radner: garden shed P
Vienna University of Technology (Austria), Academic Advisor: Baris Cokcan

Konstantinos Stefanidis: Dust Collector
University of Thessaly (Greece), Academic Advisor: Apostolos Kalfopoulos  

Hannes Sampl: Mountain Chapel Kendlbruck
University of Arts and Industrial Design Linz (Austria), Academic Advisor: Helmut Dietrich
Ufuk Sagir, Sabrina Aichner, Lisa Kranebitter, Dilan Basbuga, Lisa-Marie Martach, Manuel Bonell, Alexander Neuwirth, Andreas Wagner, Jan Claßen, Ana Turcan, Gülsüm Coban, Fabien Stoque, Tobias Dorsch, Veronika Koller, Nihan Mair, Bernadin König, Sandra Rohrmoser, Marlene Fromm, Thomas Innerwinkler, Jonas Koblmüller, Lukas Köchendorfer, David Kranebitter, Julius Kreß, Aleksey Moskvin, Niklas Nalbach, Evangelos Palaskas, Ferdinand Rubach: Bilding
University of Innsbruck (Austria), Academic Advisor: Verena Rauch    

Frederic Quirion, Melissa Duperron, Camille Robichaud-Fortin: Stack It Up
Laval University (Canada), Academic Advisor: André Potvin, Claude Demers      
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