Success for outstanding architecture: fifteen “Building of the Year” award winners are confirmed
The “Building of the Year” Award 2023, supported by Dornbracht as the main sponsor and organized by ArchDaily, recognizes creative, innovative, and exceptional projects. Since January 31st, over 100,000 architects, designers, and design enthusiasts have voted online for their favorite projects. The winners in 15 categories were selected from a pool of over 4,500 entries from more than 100 countries.
The 15 awarded projects are as unique as they are individual and all impress with their outstanding quality. They have the potential to inspire other architects. However, it is not only this that makes the work of the winners so special. For many of the award-winning projects, nature and sustainability are at the forefront.
Sustainability is a matter of attitude for us. That’s why, as a company, we have always stood for durable products and designs that endure since our foundation. We are committed to sustainable production and responsible use of our products. We have realized numerous projects to save water and energy and have been producing and distributing our products in a CO2-neutral manner since 2021.
We would like to introduce three winning projects that focus on sustainability to you:
MVRDV, working alongside co-architects StudioPOD, has completed the construction of a section of One Green Mile, transforming a series of neglected spaces below Mumbai’s Senapati Bapat Marg flyover. Turning an overbearing element of concrete infrastructure into a public space for the entire local community, the design adds much-needed amenities and greenery, improves mobility, and creates a strong visual identity for the area. On a broader scale, the design offers a repeatable approach to sustainable urban development that asserts a new benchmark for underused public spaces in the intense Indian metropolis.
The pavilion features the waters of Brazil – its rivers and mangroves, the birthplace of the fertility of life, a natural inheritance that underlies all discourse about sustainability on the planet. With its tensile steel structure and lightweight white fabric, the pavilion is a fabric onto which videos are projected, creating an immersive atmosphere of variable images, sounds, aromas, and temperatures, over an area of undulating, shallow water through which the pavilion’s visitors may walk. It is a place of interaction, of an arresting scenic character. It is a stage for the visualization of nature and culture focused both on preservation and on a future made sustainable through technology.
CapitaSpring is a 280-meter-tall high-rise oasis that continues the city’s pioneering vertical urbanism with a diverse neighborhood of restaurants, office space, a Citadines serviced residence, and sky gardens from the ground all the way up to the 51st floor. In 2018, the building was accorded Green Mark Platinum & Universal Design GoldPLUS certifications by the Building and Construction Authority of Singapore.
All of the awarded projects receive heartfelt congratulations from Dornbracht for their success in the ‘Building of the Year’ Award 2023.