Looking for buildings that are sustainable, innovative and architecturally valuable, the competition recorded a record number of participants this year. From 87 buildings submitted, the jury of experts headed by Prof. Dr. Günther Bachmann, Secretary General of the Council for Sustainable Development, selected three finalists. One of them is Hamburg’s IBA project Energy Bunker Wilhelmsburg.
Wilhelmsburg Bunker One of Three Finalists
The registered association German Sustainability Award Foundation e.V. and the German Society for Sustainable Building – DGNB eV will be granting the prestigious award for the third time in 2015. The prize-giving gala will take place on 27 November during the 8th German Sustainability Congress.
The former flak bunker in Wilhelmsburg was redeveloped as a key project of the International Building Exhibition IBA Hamburg and converted into a renewable power plant with large heat storage. It supplies the Reiherstieg quarter with climate-friendly heat and and feds energy from renewable source into Hamburg’s grid.
The DGNB’s “Sustainable Building Award” honours outstanding and exemplary achievements of architecture that are not sustainable not only in regard to quality, but also in regard to high aesthetic standards as well as innovative solutions.
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