Zumtobel Group launches public call for submissions for its international architecture award
- Public call for submissions from 30 September 2016 to 15 January 2017
- Award will be offered in three categories
- New special award for Young Professionals
- International jury to meet in June 2017
- Total purse of EUR 150,000
Dornbirn, Austria – For the fifth time the Zumtobel Group is inviting submissions for its international architecture award – the Zumtobel Group Award – Innovations for Sustainability and Humanity in the Built Environment – to take place in 2017. Through its architecture award the Austrian lighting group aims to promote pioneering concepts and developments leading to greater humanity and sustainability in the built environment and the way it is designed.
From 30 September 2016 to 15 January 2017, architecture practices, engineering bureaus, urban and landscape planners, universities and technology start-ups, NGOs and other public or private initiatives can submit their current projects via the online registration tool: www.submission.zumtobel-group-award.com .
“The issues of resource conservation and the creation of better living conditions in both rural and urban contexts pose major challenges for us all; challenges we can only master through the mutual exchange of knowledge. We need to network architects with engineers, research establishments and local initiatives to identify new approaches to finding solutions. Through the Zumtobel Group Award we are out to foster this dialogue, as well as rewarding and spotlighting pioneering concepts. With our current call for submissions we are also aiming to encourage the younger generation in particular to enter for this award“, said Zumtobel Group CEO Ulrich Schumacher.
Submissions for the Zumtobel Group Award – Innovations for Sustainability and Humanity in the Built Environment are again invited in three categories, each category being presented by one of the lighting group’s brands
- Applied Innovations (Tridonic)
- Buildings (Zumtobel)
- Urban Developments & Initiatives (Thorn)
New Special Award for Young Professionals
For the first time, the 2017 Award will also include a special award for Young Professionals.
Projects from all three categories can qualify for this special award if the persons submitting the project are under 40 years of age on 15 January 2017. If projects are submitted by teams, this rule shall apply to all team members. Through this new addition to the award, the Zumtobel Group is sending out a special invitation to the younger generation to enter the competition.