As in 2010 and 2013, the Award honours refurbished and new buildings in the alpine region which serve as examples of ecology, building culture, society and economy. Thus the Award is a hands-on contribution to the implementation of the Alpine Convention’s action plan on climate change in the Alps.
The competition is organised by the Federal Office for Spatial Development, the Environmental Office of the Principality of Liechtenstein, the University of Liechtenstein and the International Commission for the Protection of the Alps, CIPRA.
In total, 360 projects were entered, which is roughly the same number as in previous years. This shows that responsible construction is not a short-term trend. The jury has awarded three main prizes and eight commendations for buildings in the entire alpine region. The exhibition presents an abundance of good projects and makes them known around the world. May it inspire architects and principals alike, and may it encourage them to build in favour of the mountains and with climate change in mind.
(Markus Reiterer, Secretary General of the Alpine Convention – text published in Hochpartere Special Issue November 2015)
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