Living Steel announces winners of
sustainable housing competition
Steel announced the winners of its International Competition for
Sustainable Housing at the UN-Habitat World Urban Forum III in Vancouver.
The competition called for designs that could
be built in two locations: Warsaw in Poland and Kolkata in India.
Architectenbureau cepezed from the Netherlands has won the competition
for a design to be built in Poland. The competition for India has
been won by UK architects Piercy Conner Architects. Each firm will
be awarded a prize of €50,000 (approximately $65,000 US) and
a contract to develop their designs for construction.
The winners were selected by an jury chaired by
internationally-renowned architect Glenn Murcutt and approved by
the International Union of Architects (UIA).
The Jury selected winners from a short-list of
10 architecture firms for the Polish competition and 8 for India.
Each company making it on to the short-list received an honorarium
They were asked to design buildings that advanced
the concept of sustainable housing in each location, demonstrating
the value and performance of steel in improving economic, environmental
and social performance.