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By Marie Hélène Contal, Jana Revedin

The idea that of sustainability stands on the middle of efforts to advance an structure in a position to assembly the demanding situations of the longer term. In city buildings in addition to in layout and the main points of execution, sustainable structure calls for a value-preserving, resource-friendly method of fabrics and building. It was once largely so as to do justice to this improvement that during 2007, the Cité de l structure et du Patrimoine and Jana Revedin created the foreign international Award for Sustainable structure, which honors architects who've in particular excelled within the zone of sustainability.

This e-book files the paintings of the prizewinners for 2007 and 2008. a primary part introduces the paintings and regarded each one architect, whereas a moment takes an in-depth examine or 3 tasks that illustrate their designated technique. The 2007 prizewinners are Stefan Behnisch, Germany; Balkrishna Doshi, India; Françoise-Hélène Jourda, France; Hermann Kaufmann, Austria; and Wang Shu, China. For 2008, the honorees are Fabrizio Carola, Italy/Mali; Philippe Samyn, Belgium; Carin Smuts, South Africa; Andrew Freear and his Rural Studio, united states; and Alejandro Aravena for Elemental, Chile

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