“Constructive Alps”: Climate-conscious construction projects from Liechtenstein nominated – Liechtenstein
VADUZ – Liechtenstein and Switzerland are holding the international architecture competition “Constructive Alps” for the sixth time this year. From 237 entries, the jury selected 31 projects that implement climate-conscious renovation and construction in the Alps in a particularly exemplary manner.
“Constructive Alps” awards for the sixth time renovations and new buildings in the Alps, which are ecologically and economically as well as in aesthetic terms.
Jury selects 31 projects
The competition jury consists of eight experts, including Robert Mair, Liechtenstein representative and university lecturer at the University of Liechtenstein. From 237 entries, 31 projects were shortlisted: These include residential buildings, commercial buildings, mountain huts, a chapel, schools and infrastructure that implement the requirements of climate-friendly building particularly well. Fifteen refurbishments, three replacement buildings and thirteen new buildings are up for selection for the second round.
The president of the jury, Köbi Gantenbein, was quoted as saying in the mass of reports: “This year, all the Alpine countries were well represented and there are many high-quality refurbishments in the nominations. For me, this is a sign that climate-conscious Alpine construction is making progress.”
Two projects from Liechtenstein were particularly convincing: the Matador – BMS Giessen provisional school building in Vaduz by Studio Saal (Vaduz/Feldkirch) and the Clinicum Alpinum on Gaflei by J2M Architekten (Munich).
Matador – BMS Gießen provisional school building, interior view. (Photo: ZVG)
Matador – BMS Gießen provisional school house, interior view. (Photo: ZVG)
Deputy Prime Minister and Environment Minister Sabine Monauni was pleased that these two projects from Liechtenstein made it into the second round. Monauni exchanged views with the jury after the jury meeting in Ballenlager at the University of Liechtenstein. “Sustainably built and renovated buildings are extremely important in order to achieve our climate goals. Together with the University of Liechtenstein, we can build up expertise in this area through Constructive Alps,” she is quoted as saying in the statement.
Prize distribution probably in autumn
The jury will visit the nominated buildings on site and hold talks with builders, architects and users. In addition to the climate compatibility of the buildings, their contribution to the forward-looking development of the Alpine region is also relevant for the final jury verdict.
The jury will probably award the prizes to the winning projects at the next meeting of the ministers responsible for the Alpine Convention in September in Brig .