We are honored and excited to announce that RhinoCircular has been shortlisted for a Prize for Innovation at the 2021 Zumtobel Group Award for Sustainability and Humanity in the Built Environment. From the public invitation to participate, a total of 220 projects have been registered from 42 countries, all of which stand out for their exceptional quality and originality. In a pre-selection, ten projects have now been shortlisted in each category. In addition, six projects across both categories have been defined as candidates for the Special Prize for Innovation. In a next step, the international, interdisciplinary jury meeting in November will nominate the winners
About the Award:
The Zumtobel Group Award honours innovations for Sustainability and Humanity in the Built Environment while promoting pioneering concepts and developments for more quality of life and sustainability in the built environment and its design.
In addition to the two categories considered within the award, one Buildings and the other Urban Developments & Initiatives, there is also the chance to win a Special Prize for Innovation. Acting as a stimulus, the Zumtobel Group Award addresses core issues of our age. Praising sustainable solutions, pioneering social initiatives, research projects and applied innovations in the built environment. As in its preceding years, the Award is curated by Aedes Architecture Forum Berlin.
The driving force behind this award was and is the significance innovative solutions in architecture and urban planning can have to reduce global energy consumption and boost the general quality of life. For many years the Zumtobel Group has made sustainability and energy efficiency key objectives in the production, function and application of its products across all boards of its three internationally established brands, Thorn, Tridonic and Zumtobel.
The Zumtobel Group Award belongs to the most respected awards in the world of architecture and has had a total of thirteen projects awarded first place since its fruition in 2007. The legacy of this award continues to thrive in 2021.
The Shortlist for the Special Prize for Innovation reads as follows: (listed in order of submission. Project, studio):
The Coral Greenhouse, Jason deCaires Taylor Ltd, Faversham, UK | People´s Pavilion, Overtreders W and bureau SLA, Amsterdam, Netherlands | Kö-Bogen II, ingenhoven architects, Düsseldorf, Germany | Kiln Tower, Bolthauser Architekten AG, Zürich, Switzerland | RhinoCircular, Circular Construction Lab / Cornell University, Ithaca, USA | Adaptex, Weißensee Kunsthochschule Berlin, Priedemann Facade-Lab, Germany