XII Edition - International Prize for Sustainable Architecture Fassa Bortolo

Award eremony: Built projects section

Wednesday 4th October 2017

Palazzo Tassoni Estense - University of Ferrara, Department of Architecture

The Award ceremony of the "Fassa Bortolo International Prize for Sustainable Architecture", event promoted by the Association of Architects of Ferrara, by the Foundation of Architects of Ferrara and realized with the patronage of the Municipality of Ferrara, took place on the 4th October 2017 at 16,00 h, in the prestigious frame of Palazzo Tassoni Estense, headquarters of the Department of Architecture of the University of Ferrara.
The internationalization of the Prize still raises and attracts more and more foreign designers (as much as 69% of the total number of participants) also thanks to the names of jury members, widely known among the best professionals in the field.
The Jury was chaired by Thomas Herzog (EoE Professor Emeritus of Excellence, Technical University of Munich, Thomas Herzog Architekten) also for this year and made up by Louisa Hutton (Sauerbruch Hutton, Berlin), Diébédo Francis Kéré (Professor at the Accademia di Architettura di Mendrisio, Kéré Architecture) and Roberto Di Giulio (Dean of Department of Architecture, University of Ferrara). The Jury members were coordinated by the secretary Nicola Marzot (Professor of the Department of Architecture, University of Ferrara).


Sustainable design

Presentation of the awarded projects

During the ceremony, the participants have had the pleasure to listen to the speeches of the prizewinners designers about sustainability issues related to the awarded building: Kees Kaan for KAAN Architecten, Francisco Mangado and Caravatti_Caravatti architetti, together with the winner of the Fassa Bortolo Special Prize (to award those following the principles of sustainability and architectural quality who have been able to use solutions from the Fassa Bortolo Integrated System or main related Systems) Alvisi Kirimoto + Partners. At the same time, the awarded projects were exhibited at Palazzo Tassoni Estense.


JIGIYA SO psychomotor rehabilitation center
Designers: Caravatti_Caravatti architetti 
Client: Francesco Pianzola Foundation
Location: Kati (Republic of Mali) 
Completion: 2015 

Building for new Norvento headquarters 

Designer: Francisco Mangado 
Client: Norvento Enerxia S.L. 
Location: Lugo (Spain) 
Completion: 2016 

Supreme Court of the Netherlands 
Designers: KAAN Architecten (Kees Kaan, Vincent Panhuysen, Dikkie Scipio) 
Client: Rijksvastgoedbedrijf 
Location: The Hague (The Netherlands) 
Completion: 2016 

Revitalization of the river Aire, Geneva, Switzerland
Designers: Superpositions [Georges Descombes Architect, Atelier Descombes & Rampini Architects, B+C Ingénieurs Hydraulic engineering, Biotec Applied biology, ZS Ingénieurs civils Structure engineering] 
Client: State of Geneva 
Location: Geneva (Switzerland) 
Completion: 2016 

Podernuovo a Palazzone Bulgari Winery 

Designers: Alvisi Kirimoto + Partners S.r.l. 
Client: Podernuovo a Palazzone di Paolo e Giovanni Bulgari 
Location: San Casciano dei Bagni - Siena (Italy) 
Completion: 2013 

Residential Care Home Erika Horn 
Designers: Dietger Wissounig Architekten 
Client: Gemeinnützige Wohn- u. Siedlungsgenossenschaft Ennstal reg. Gen.m.b.H 
Location: Andritz, Graz, Austria 
Completion: 2015 

Landart Park Buitenschot 
Designers: H+N+S landscape architects and Paul de Kort visual artist 
Client: Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Mainport en Groen 
Location: Hoofddorp, Amsterdam (The Netherlands) 
Completion: 2013 

Polak Building 
Designer: Paul de Ruiter 
Client: Erasmus University Rotterdam 
Location: Woudestein Campus, Rotterdam (The Netherlands) 
Completion: 2015 

“The Rose of Vierschach”, Fire Station Vierschach 
Designers: Pedevilla Architects 
Client: Municipality Innichen 
Location: Vierschach (Italy) 
Completion: 2016

Sydney Park Water Re-Use Project 
Designers: Turf Design Studio and Environmental Partnership (TDEP) 
Client: City of Sydney 
Location: Sydney (Australia)
Completion: 2015 

Hakusui Nursery School 
Client: Seiyu-Kai 
Location: Sakura, Chiba (Japan) 
Completion: 2014 


Podernuovo a Palazzone cantina Bulgari 
Designers: Alvisi Kirimoto + Partners S.r.l. 
Client: Podernuovo a Palazzone di Paolo e Giovanni Bulgari 
Location: San Casciano dei Bagni - Siena (Italia) 
Completion: 2013 


The 2017 Jury
Thomas Herzog (Chairman)
Nicola Marzot (Secretary)
Louisa Hutton
Diébédo Francis Kéré
Roberto Di Giulio

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