International Student Award
The Department for Spatial and Sustainable Design, Vienna University of Technology organizes together with the Society of Architecture and Spatial Design biannually the BLUE AWARD, international student competition for sustainable architecture. The prize is overseen by the UIA, International Union of Architects, represented by its President Albert Dubler.
The competition is open to university students of Bachelors and Masters Degree programs, as well as students working on a diploma thesis or dissertation, in the academic fields of architecture, urbanism or regional planning. The submitted project must be part of a supervised coursework, having taken place during one of the following semesters: Summer Semester 2012, Winter Semester 2012/13, Summer Semester 2013 and Winter Semester 2013/14 and Summer Semester 2014. The competition awards projects addressing the topic of sustainability.
The submission for Blue Award 2014 starts on February 1st and ends on September 1st, 2014.
The Blue Award 2014 will be handed out in three categories.
Category 1 - Urban Development and Transformation, Landscape Development
Category 2 - Ecological Building and Building in Existing Structures
Category 3 - Innovative Systems and Detailed Solutions
The prize sum of 10,000 Euros will be divided by the jury among the three categories of the competition. The jury may decide upon a number of honourable mentions.
The British architect Sir Richard Rogers will be Honorary President of the International Jury.
Awards Ceremony and Exhibition Opening will take place on December, 2014 at the TU Vienna.
Catalog: the prize winners will be published.
Start of Submission: February 1st, 2014
End of Submission: September 1st, 2014
Organizer: Society of Architecture and Spatial Design together with Vienna University of Technology - Department of Spatial and Sustainable Design/e2533