The Active House Alliance 10th Anniversary Award Winners are known!

21 October, Brussels, Belgium – Active House Alliance, the network of companies sharing a vision of buildings that create healthier and more comfortable lives for their occupants with no negative impact on the climate, selected the winner of its 10th Anniversary Awards at its Anniversary celebrations today.

This year’s contest is a special award to celebrate the achievements of the last 10 years. Exceeding the expectations, the contest gathered 59 excellent submissions from across the world. All the projects were assessed by a highly professional jury composed of international building experts, including Marco Imperadori, Professor, Politecnico di Milano (Italy), Shaun Joffe, executive director, Great Gulf (Canada), Bas Hasselaar, architect, DGMR (Netherlands), Arianna Brambilla, Lecturer, The University of Sydney (Australia), Francesco Frontini, Head of Building System sector, University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland (Switzerland), Alexander Kucheravy, Sustainable Architect, President of Active House Ukraine, Director of Active House Academy, Ukraine, Song Yehao, Professor of School of Architecture, Tsinghua University, Director of Institute Architecture and Technology in School of Architecture, Tsinghua University, China

The submissions were divided into 3 categories of projects. The jury named winners for each of the categories. Categories are: Best design foresight – designed, Best design foresight – built and finally Overall Best of 10 Years. With such a high level of submissions, the Jury gave commendations to all the shortlisted projects.


Overall Best of 10 years

Green Solution House (Denmark)

“For the grand design in terms of comfort, energy and environmental approach, which is constantly monitored by sensors and the new recent expansion embodying Active House principles in continuity.”

Location: Strandvejen, Rønne, Denmark

Owner/investor: Trine Richter

Architects: Kasper Guldager Jensen — 3XN, Steenbergs Tegnestue, SLA, GXN innovation

Project type: Conference center and hotel


Best Design Foresight – Designed

Luohu District Xingyuan School (China)

“For the articulated strategy of volumes and open spaces, sun shading and natural light. The radar shows some weak points that could easily be implemented in the case of future construction. The jury wishes this recommendation for next future possible labelling.”

Location: Yinhu Road, Qingshuihe street, Luohu District, Shenzhen City, China

Owner/investor: Shenzhen Luohu District Building and Works Department

Architects: Shenzhen General Institute Of Architectural Design And Research CO.,LTD

Project type: School


Best Design Foresight – Built

IBR Future Complex (China)

“A stunning building, fully integrated with nature and with a very cared radar. Big dimension but with a fine approach.”

Location:  Gaoqiao Village, Pingdi Street, Longgang District, Shenzhen, Guangdong Province, China

Owner/investor: Shenzhen Institute of Building Research

Architects: Ye Qing Wang Xin, He Liantao, NIU Runzhuo, Li Xiaojuan

Project type: Research and design services – office space, research labs, servers for energy data, auditorium


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