The Blue Award is a biennial, international student competition and awards projects addressing the topic of sustainability in the academic fields of architecture, regional planning and urbanism. The economical, cultural and social dimensions of sustainable development should be equal in significance to the classical problems of technique and function.
The competition is an open invitation to future-oriented and sustainable solutions. How will our built environment present itself in the coming years? Not a one-dimensional approach leads to results, but rather a comprehensive view of the tasks at hand is necessary in order to provide solutions and protect an environment worth experiencing.
The Blue Award 2016 will be handed out in three categories. The Blue Award 2016 will particularly emphasize and support architectural efforts in sustainable architecture, particulary in innovative timber constructions and on visionary use of renewable resources.
Participants can submit projects in the following three categories:
Category 1 - Urban Development and Transformation, Landscape Development
Category 2 - Ecological Building and Building in Existing Structures
Category 3 - Innovative Systems and Detailed Solutions