The Green Architecture Competition: Winners Announced on July 12th
Amsterdam, July 13th, 2012 - The jury has announced the winners of
The Green Architecture Competition. This international competition is an
initiative of the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs, Agriculture and Innovation
(EL & I) and the Netherlands Architecture Institute (NAI). In two categories
international architects, urban planners and landscape architects are challenged
to contribute to maintaining and improving biodiversity through creative and
innovative designs. Besides cash prizes, The Green Architecture Competition
provides the winners with a platform to present their work during
The Green Collective Exposition.
Winner Category: Design & Development
1st prize - NoÃ©mie Benoit (France) -
The Port Authority Bus Terminal re-opens in 2030
The jury called this entry a ground breaking and innovative proposal that proves to be
an integral project: "An excellent design research into the complex relationships between
biodiversity and architecture".
Winners Category Concept & Strategy
In the category Concept & Strategy the jury has decided that there were two entries
that stood out from the rest. These two projects have both been awarded with the first prize.
Besides that, the jury has given an honourable mention to one of the other contestants.
1st prize -. FABRIC / LOLA Landscape Architecture / Studio 1:1 (NL) -
The Ecological Energy Network
A very interesting proposal on the scale of the Netherlands in which a very clear problem is
exposed and reversed to an opportunity in an equally powerful and simple way, the jury said.
In addition, the market serves as support for the development of biodiversity.
The alliance needed for this, has already been put together by the team.
1st prize - Jacques Vink / Peter Vollaard / Ward Mouwen
/ AriÃ«nne Boelens (NL) - 7 Seasons
The jury speaks of a balanced proposal that rolls out a long-term strategy locally to enhance
biodiversity. It also promotes social cohesion through the efforts of local residents and the interventions
that are needed for biodiversity to improve to the environment.
Honourable mention - Matton Office (U.S. / Germany) -
The Free Range Urban Biotope
The jury found this a provocative proposal on biodiversity that will result a shift in
the debate on the development of (urban) space in a political, economic and social aspect.
Congratulations to the winners!