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Constructive Alps

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Building with sense and sensitivity: Switzerland and Liechtenstein are offering a prize of 50,000 euros for sustainably renovated and newly constructed buildings in the Alps.
How can aesthetic living in the Alps be combined with caring for nature? The “Constructive Alps” architecture prize, offered by the Swiss and Liechtenstein government, intends to provide the answers. The search is on for new and sustainably renovated structures – in industry, private or communal residential buildings, and public buildings – completed in the Alps. The winning objects were awarded on 20 October 2017 at the Alpine Museum of Switzerland in Bern. A touring exhibition with the 30 nominations is currently travelling through the Alps for two years. The next exhibitions stages.

The aim of the prize is to present the Alps as a model region for climate protection issues and to implement the climate action plan agreed upon by the Alpine states in 2009. Liechtenstein was the first to offer and support an Alpine-wide architectural prize for sustainable building and renovation in 2011, with the support of CIPRA. In 2013, 2015 and 2017 CIPRA supported and supports Switzerland in the installment of the “Constructive Alps” project.


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Constructive Alps

For the fourth time overall, Switzerland and the Principality of Liechtenstein will award the International “Constructive Alps” Prize for sustainable architecture. The contest aims at honouring the most outstanding sustainable construction and sustainable renovation projects, in accordance with the principles of sustainable architecture across the Alps.

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