In September, 2014 there were announced results of the European tour of the International competition in sustainable architecture – Holcim Awards. “Silver” is awarded to team of graduates of Saint Pet
In September, 2014 there were announced results of the European tour of the International competition in sustainable architecture – Holcim Awards. “Silver” is awarded to team of graduates of Saint Petersburg state university of architecture and civil engineering.
Second place became a great achievement for alumni of SPSUACE, as Holcim Awards is a prestigious international competition, which was held for the fourth time at all five continents of the world. Initiator is Swiss fund Holcim Foundation for Sustainable Construction in cooperation with the best technical universities of the world. Main idea of the competition is to popularization of sustainable architecture and engineering in the world. In order to choose the best the board had to assess 2,5 thousand projects. There were submitted 6 thousand applications for participation in the competition.
It is the first time in the history of the competition that the ceremony of results announcement among the European participants became Moscow. Moreover it the first time that graduates of SPSUACE took part in the competition and became prize holders. Speaking at the ceremony of awards chief architect of our capital noted that principles of sustainable architecture are extremely important today. Combining them with the architectural aesthetics students of the university will be able to create inimitable buildings.
Russian team is a silver winner in category Next generation. As a tradition this competition within the Holcim Awards is held among young specialists. This year the judges gave not three, but six prizes to designers from Austria, France, Ireland, Russia and Spain.
Out team consisting of five members: Alexander Beshniakov, Dmitry Ivanov (PhD degree student of the chair of architectural and engineering constructions of SPSUACE), Natalia Mikhailova, Alexandra Tyron, and Nadezhda Pavlova presented a project which is important for contemporary Russia. It is aimed at development of social activity in towns. As an example they took Sotravala – a Russian town which is far from the centre. Citizens of such cities feel detached from the country’s life. Their idea to create public centres forming a virtual network on the basis of internet solves this problem.
Congratulations to graduates of SPSUACE on their great achievement on the way to sustainable architectures and wishes of successful realization of their project which will allow to increase living quality of mono-towns’ citizens.
Партнёр: Санкт-Петербургский государственный архитектурно-строительный университет