Global Award for Sustainable Architecture TM: and the winners are…

For the first time, Saint-Gobain was the official partner of the Global Award for Sustainable ArchitectureTM, which honored five architects particularly committed to innovative and sustainable approaches. Discover the winners of the 2024 edition. 

©Asif Salman
©Asif Salman

Every year since its launch in 2006, the Global Award for Sustainable ArchitectureTM has promoted innovative thinking and encouraged the adoption of sustainable solutions in architecture. Once again this year, five international architects have been honored for their responsible work, in tune with current ethical, environmental and social concerns. For the first time, Saint-Gobain was the official partner of this international event, held under the patronage of UNESCO and founded by architect and researcher Jana Revedin.

Benoit Bazin, Chief Executive Officer, was present at the awards ceremony in Venice, Italy: "This partnership was an obvious choice. Just as this award celebrates architects who place sustainability and social responsibility at the heart of their projects, Saint-Gobain is committed to creating innovative solutions that promote sustainable construction."

The theme of the 2024 edition of the Global Award for Sustainable ArchitectureTM was “Architecture Is Education”, and the jury rewarded innovative, ethical and responsible approaches among younger generations. 

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©IWLAB

Iyas Shahin and Wesam Al Asali, founders of the IWLAB laboratory in Syria, have developed approaches aimed at modernizing traditional techniques and mapping informal urban areas.   

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©José Hevia

Andrés Jaque, of the Office for Political Innovation (OFFPOLINN), Dean of Columbia University School of Architecture (Spain/United States), was honored for his active engagement with communities, creating spaces for listening and collective action.  

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©Asif Salman

Marina Tabassum, an architect in Bangladesh, blurs the boundaries between learning, action, and teaching, with her projects bringing together experts, students and residents to adapt housing to climate challenges and improve living conditions for all.  

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©Lumina Kikuchi

Ciro Pirondi, co-founder and former director of the Escola da Cidade in São Paulo, Brazil, embodies the educational objectives of the Global Award for Sustainable ArchitectureTM. His interdisciplinary vision, influenced by the revolutionary Brazilian educator Paulo Freire, also takes into account the profitability of the real estate business.  

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©Terrain_MarcLins

Lastly, Klaus K. Loenhart, Director of the Institute of Architecture and Landscape in Graz (Germany/Austria), was honored for his ecologically innovative work and his promotion of bioclimatic architecture.

To find out more about the winners of the Global Award for Sustainable ArchitectureTM, visit the dedicated website. 

Ceremony of April 19, 2024 in Venice (Italy)