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Nominations for Alps-wide architecture prize

Both renovations and new buildings can be nominated for the Constructive Alps prize. (c) CBegle

Switzerland and Liechtenstein, with technical and organisational support from CIPRA, will for the third time be awarding prizes to buildings in the Alps that demonstrate particular aesthetic and sustainable qualities. The jury has now nominated 32 projects for the “Constructive Alps” Architecture Prize.

Of 350 submissions received from across the Alpine region, the jury for the “Constructive Alps” international architecture prize has now selected 32 projects and invited them to participate in the second round. The common theme connecting these projects is the renaissance of the village in the Alps. “The jury welcomes continued building* in villages as a significant contribution to sustainability. The Alps are home to numerous buildings for which intelligent alternatives for further use can be found”, says jury chairman Köbi Gantenbein.

New buildings can also contribute to the renaissance of the village, for example the unpretentious kindergarten in the municipality of Muntlix, Austria, which was built entirely of wood from the surrounding forests. The jury will be paying visits to the nominated projects in the coming months and the prize-winners will be announced at the Alpine Museum in Bern on 30 October 2015.

Source and further information: http://www.constructivealps.net/presse/ (de/fr/it/sl)