GreenCoat® and the World Architecture Festival WAFX 2017 Prize: forward thinking architectural concepts

GreenCoat® is a proud sponsor of the WAFX 2017 Prize, which awards future architectural projects that identify key challenges facing society in the next 10 years. The winners have now been announced. 

As the World Architecture Festival (WAF) celebrates its 10-year anniversary, the organization has launched its first ever manifesto and an award to go with it, the WAFX 2017 Prize.  

GreenCoat®, provider of sustainable color coated steel products, has chosen to sponsor the WAFX 2017 Prize because the topics addressed within the WAF manifesto are crucial towards the future of architecture. GreenCoat® is dedicated to supporting architects as they make decisions on creating sustainable future environments.

WAF has selected 11 winning future projects that address the manifesto issues. These challenge areas include: climate, energy and carbon, water, ageing and health, re-use, smart cities, building technology, cultural identity, ethics, power and justice. 

The overall winner of the WAFX 2017 Prize is the Hydroelectric Canal by Paul Lukez Architecture for its innovative approach to shaping economic and environmentally resilient self-sustaining communities.

The Hydroelectric Canal addresses the complex challenge of rising sea levels. The idea behind the winning design is to harness the energy from rising tides in low lying urban areas. Once realized, communities will be able to draw clean energy through advanced hydroelectric systems, which will generate power from the tide.  

Other WAFX 2017 Prize winners include:

  • Floating Ponds by Surbana Jurong Consultants, winner of the Water prize.
  • Energie- ud Zukunftsspeicher im Energiepark Heidelberg by LAVA Berlin, winner of the Building Technology prize.
  • Media City by Gad Architecture, Oresund City – a new European metropolis by 2030 by Sweco Architects AB, and Jakarta Jaya: The Green Manhattan by SHAU, joint winners of the Smart Cities prize.
  • Södra Skanstull by White Arkitekter, winner of the Ageing and Health prize.
  • Whitmore Community Food Hub Complex: Building Community around Food by University of Arkansas Community Design Center, winner of the Ethics prize.
  • Lagos's Wooden Tower by Hermann Kamte & Associates, winner of the Cultural identity prize.
  • I LOVE NYDALEN by SAAHA AS, winner of the Re-use prize.
  • Revolution 4.0 by Abdullah Ahmed N AlDabbous, winner of the Power and Justice prize.

The WAFX 2017 Prize winners will be honored during the World Architecture Festival taking place November 15-17 in Berlin, Germany. The World Architecture Festival is a three-day event for architects and interior design professionals full of learning, celebrations, the exchange of ideas and inspiration.

Photos:

-          The Hydroelectric Canal by Paul Lukez Architecture – winner of WAFX 2017 Prize

-          WAF logo

For further information, please contact:
Anke Meyer, Corporate Marketing, SSAB, Phone: +49 1724244309, anke.meyer@ssab.com

SSAB is a Nordic and US-based steel company. SSAB offers value added products and services developed in close cooperation with its customers to create a stronger, lighter and more sustainable world. SSAB has employees in more than 50 countries. SSAB has production facilities in Sweden, Finland and the US. SSAB is listed on the Nasdaq OMX Nordic Exchange in Stockholm and has a secondary listing on the Nasdaq OMX in Helsinki. www.ssab.com.

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