In 2007, architect and academic Jana Revedin created the Global Award for Sustainable Architecture, in partnership with the Cité de l’Architecture et du Patrimoine in Paris and a network of architecture centres and international universities (cIVA, IUAV, IABL and MFA). The prize, which received the patronage of UNESCO in 2011, is awarded each year to five architects who share the ethic of sustainable development and who have taken an innovative approach, whether in built-up urban environments or in informal settlements. With laureates coming from South and North America, central Europe, Scandinavia and Israel, the 2011 generation confirms the growing importance of the issues surrounding community-based construction and the globalisation of the debate on the links between architecture, the natural world and development.
About the Author
Marie-Hélène Contal is a chartered architect (DPLG) and a graduate of the Institut d’Études Politiques in Paris. She is deputy director of the Institut Français d’Architecture—Cité de ‘Architecture et du I Patrimoine where, since 2007, she bas been responsible for implementing the Global Award for Sustainable Architecture. Jana Revedin is an architect and a professor of architecture. An architecture critic with a special interest in the early German Modernists, she has published numerous books on architecture and on the public spaces of the Modern movement.
280 x 220 mm