Blue Award 09: International Student Competition on Sustainable Architecture

With the Blue Award, the Faculty of Architecture at the Technical University of Vienna, Department for Spatial and Sustainable Design is holding for the first time an : . The launch date is set for November 10, 2009 and is open to architecture students worldwide!

With the debut of the international Blue Award, the Department of Spatial and Sustainable Design, from the Institute of Architecture and Design, is announcing an award for the best student works in the topic of sustainable architecture and building culture. The opening presentation of the Blue Award will take place on November 10, 2009 at the TU Vienna. From that point on, works from Bachelor, Master or Diploma studies can be submitted. The competition is open worldwide to students of architecture, regional planning and urbanism. Prizes totalling 15,000 euros will be awarded.

The competition was initiated by the architect Univ. Prof. Mag.arch. Françoise-Hélène Jourda, director of the Department of Spatial and Sustainable Design, and functions under the patronage of the International Union of Architects (UIA).

The award’s main purpose is to encourage the topic of sustainability in architecture, regional planning and urbanism. Concurrently, it shall recognize and award students and teachers dedicated in pursuing the topic in their studies. The Blue Award aims at helping standardize the exchange between various architecture schools and faculties.

The Blue Award will be distributed among the three categories “Urban Transformation and Development”, “Building with Ecological Systems” and “Building in Existing Structures”.

Submissions will be accepted from Tuesday 10 November and the deadline is Monday 1 February 2010.
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