We are delighted to invite you to submit your examples of aerogel use in architecture, construction, refurbishment and monument preservation for the "Aerogel Architecture Award 2021". We are searching for the top realized projects of refurbishment from Austria, Germany and Switzerland to showcase the best projects of architects and civil engineers. The best projects selected by our jury will be shortlisted for our Aerogel Architecture Awards ceremony hosted near Zurich at NEST Empa campus, which will give broad recognition to the projects. The projects will be published in relevant international publications and portals. The award celebrates the best projects with regards to energy efficiency, unconventional solutions, high performing buildings solutions with use of superinsulating aerogel materials.
REFURBISHMENT SOLUTIONS / architects and civil engineers / realized projects from Germany, Austria and Switzerland
August 01, 2020 – Competition announcement and registration opens
February 28, 2021 – Project submission deadline (23:59 hours Zurich time)
March 31, 2021 – Winners’ announcement event, Nest building, Empa Duebendorf
Ralf Kilian // Fraunhofer IBP / Preservation of Historic Monuments and Preventive Conservation / Germany
Beat Kämpfen // kämpfen zinke + partner / Switzerland
Volker Herzog // Herzog-architektur / Germany
Manfred Wehdorn // Wehdorn architekten / Austria
Matthias Koebel // Empa / Building Energy Materials and Components / Switzerland
Agitec, FIXIT, Advapor, HAGA, Hasit, Empa
Projects should be from DACH countries (Germany, Austria, Switzerland). The responsible architectural or civil engineering studio can be located anywhere. The award is communicated in English. Projects should be no older than three years. Highly encouraged are submissions of realized projects of refurbishment or protected buildings where the energy efficiency was improved using aerogel insulation materials. Winners will be invited to Switzerland for the announcement event, which will take place at the NEST building at the Empa campus in Duebendorf. The winners will receive a memorial trophy and are invited to shortly introduce their project within ca. 10 minutes. Please send a ZIP or RAR file (max. 20MB) on email (secretary) untill deadline. Files to download (poster layout).
- 1 PDF A1 size poster (portrait) with plans, section, photographs and linear drawings (layout for download)
- 1 MS Word *.docx document with description ca. 300 words of the project (text can be on the poster)
- 1-3 pcs JPEG - cover photos of the project, which will be used in media and webpages, high resolution
- 1x detail of use of aerogel based insulation (on the poster), linear technical drawing with emphasized aerogel part (Blue RGB – 95,183,215) and list of materials
- Fill the survey on aerogel use in buildings (link below)
CRITERIA OF EVALUATION
- Preservation of appearance in case of cultural heritage
- Energy efficiency
- Originality of the solution
AEROGEL APPLICATION WEBPAGE
with selected materials types and projects of aerogel building applications.
SURVEY ON AEROGEL USE IN BUILDINGS
Please participate in our survey on aerogel building applications (DE/ENG) with your project. The form can be filled-in even if the project will be not submitted to the competition. There are no geographic restrictions for participating in the survey.
ARTICLE ON AEROGEL APPLICATIONS IN BUILDINGS
Michal Ganobjak, Samuel Brunner, Jannis Wernery,
Aerogel materials for heritage buildings: Materials, properties and case studies,
Journal of Cultural Heritage, Volume 42, 2020, Pages 81-98, ISSN 1296-2074,
Brochure of aerogel use in buildings.