Green Solutions Awards 2017: 59 national champions get their ticket for the COP23

The results of the first stage of the Green Solutions Awards are out, each organizing country officially announced their champions. They are now qualified for the international finals and will be now examined by two juries composed of international experts. They will designate winners in each category for buildings, districts and infrastructures. The final results will be revealed on November 15th in Bonn, during the COP23, at la Galerie by WE.

Awards 2017 trends: low carbon and more attention to human

150 projects entered the competition this year, including 118 buildings. 19 countries are represented, showing the growing international recognition of the contest organised. From this wide diversity of projects, we can make out some trends worth highlighting. Buildings are definitely walking the path of low carbon performance, with either innovative or traditional solutions to curb their carbon footprint. Regarding infrastructures, it is now obvious that cities and territories are moving toward green energies and more energy sober cities (smart lighting, renewable energy production, smartgrids…). Last but not least, districts embrace a broader and more comprehensive vision of sustainable cities, a vision not only technical anymore, but more human to integrate inhabitants and life.

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From national champion to international finalist

To win the Green Solutions Awards, candidates have to undergo two steps:  the national and the international steps. First, buildings, districts and infrastructures, competed each in the most fitting category for them in their own country. In each country, different thematic juries composed of specialists, examined all case studies to select their national champions in each category – candidates from countries without a Construction21 platform were assessed by a specific jury. Construction21 users also voted online to designate their national favorite and send it to the finals.

Over 150 candidates, 59 national champions are now in finals.

A world class jury

International experts were chosen to evaluate finalists in each category. Their mission is to determine the most inspiring buildings, districts and infrastructures, in accordance with the objective of the Awards: to disseminate innovation and accelerate the transition to a more sustainable world.

The Awards ceremony to be held at the COP23

The winners of the Green Solutions Awards will be revealed in Bonn, during the COP23, in la Galerie by WE organized by World Efficiency Solutions in association with World Climate Summit.

Winners of the competition will receive international recognition and great visibility. They will benefit from a worldwide spread communication campaign, relayed by more than 60 media partners and professional organisations through our online media kit. And each international winner will be offered a video to be broadly disseminated on the web and social media.

Even more visibility…

Following this goal to disseminate innovation, Construction21 will participate in 2 major events of the sector to highlight some of the finalists. First, from November 6 to 9, on Batimat, a great international fair for the building industry: stakeholders of some of the finalist projects will be offered the opportunity to present their realisations and to answer questions from the visitors during workshops or TV sets.

Also, on World Efficiency Solutions – the international place to be for an economy sober in resources and carbon – from December 12 to 14, some of the districts and infrastructures distinguished by the juries will be highlighted.

Rendez-vous on Batimat and World Efficiency Solutions to find new sources of inspiration in sustainability!

Discover the international finalists of 2017 from 14 different countries

Districts in finals

Sustainable City Grand Prize category

Écovillage des Noés

Val de Reuil, France

  • Contractor : Siloge, Ville de Val-de-Reuil
  • Construction manager : Atelier Philippe Madec et Plages Arrière
  • Builder : Quille
  • Engineering consultancy : Ampere, Tribu Conseil, Ecotone, Le cacheur, SNETA, YSOS, Fleur de Lys

Lauréat : Campus Lyontech La Doua

Villeurbanne, France

  • Contractor : Université de Lyon
  • Assistance to the contracting authority: Eiffage Construction
  • Architects : Reichen et Robert & associés, Patriarche & Co, HTVS
  • Builder : Eiffage Construction
  • Bureaux d’études : WSP, Berim, Indiggo

Rehabilitation of the Cité du Centenaire

Montignies-sur-Sambre, Belgium

  • Contractor : La Sambrienne 
  • Architect : Startech Management 

The Jardins de Baseilles

Erpent, Belgium

  • Contractor : Cobelba SA 
  • Construction manager: Cobelba SA
  • Architect: BUROS 

Financial town of Tianjin Dongli Lake Hot Spring Resort Area

Tianjin, China

  • Contractor : Tianjin Dongli Lake Tourism Development Head Office


Urban regeneration in Les Roquetes neighborhood

Barcelona, Spain

  • Contractor : Ville de Barcelona 
  • Construction manager : Eurocatalana Obres i Serveis

Eco-Cité Zenata

Casablanca, Morocco

  • Project holder: Zenata development corporation

Virtual City of Zero Energy House

Tomiya, Japan
  • Contractor : Sekisui House LTD 


Infrastructures in finals

Sustainable Infrastructures Grand Prize

Solar Microgrid Power for Rural School Electrification

Mpwapwa, Tanzania

  • Contractor : Sustenersol Company Limited
  • Manager/Dealer : Sustenersol Company Limited

Chenjia Town Energy Management Center

Chenjia, China

  • Contractor : Chenjia Town Construction and Development CO. LTD
  • Builder : Huadong Architectural Design research CO, LTD

Filtering Gardens® for wasterwater and rainwater

Ilha do Bom Jesus, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

  • Contractor: L'Oréal
  • Manager/Dealer: Phytorestore Brasil
  • Builder: Afonso França Engenharia



Issy-les-Moulineaux, France

  • Contractor : IssyGrid
  • Manager : Bouygues Immobilier
  • Builder : Bouygues Immobilier, Alstom, Bouygues Énergie et Services, Bouygues Telecom, EDF, ERDF, Microsoft, Schneider Electric, Steria et Tota, Navidis, Sevil, IJenko, EMBIX


Marseille, France

  • Contractor : Patrick Berardi
  • Manager/Dealer: Engie-Thassalia
  • Builder : Engie-Thassalia

Cestas photovoltaic power plant

Cestas, France

  • Contractor : Neoen
  • Builder : Clemessy via sa filiale RTM (Eiffage)
  • Manager/Dealer : groupement d’entreprises RTM (Clemessy, Schneider Electric et Krinner)

Shared space Bertrange

Bertrange, Luxembourg

  • Contractor : Commune de Bertrange

Greenhouses for drying and recovery of sewage sludge

Wasmuël, Belgium

  • Contractor : IDEA-SPGE
  • Manager/Dealer: IDEA-SPGE
  • Builders: Persyn, Defroges, Druart, Munters


Intelligent Lighting @ Wavre

Wavre, Belgium

  • Contractor: Ville de Wavre
  • Construction company: SmartNodes
  • Manager/dealer: Réseau d’énergies de Wavre



Buildings in finals

Sustainable Construction Grand Prize


Pampelona, Spain

  • Contractor : Promociones Las Provincias
  • Construction manager : Construcciones Erro y Eugui
  • Architect : VArquitectos


Gembloux, Belgium

  • Contractor : BSolutions
  • Architect : BSolutions
  • Builders : Cobelba
  • Engineering consultancy : BSolutions

International Highschool de l’Est Parisien

Noisy-le-Grand, France

  • Contractor : SAERP, Région Île-de-France – Unité lycée
  • Architect : Ateliers 2/3/4
  • Builders : CBC GTM, Balas, Blanchard, Solstyce, Tuvaco
  • Engineering consultancy : SAS Mizrahi, Éléments ingénieries, Peutz et Associés

Sol House Taghazout Bay

Agadir, Morocco

  • Contractor : SAPST

Post-Disaster Reconstruction of research center for Giant Panda

Abe Tiebetan, China

  • Architect : Sichuan Institute of Architectural Design
  • Engineering consultantcy : CABR Architecture Design Institute, Beijing University of Civil Engineering and Architecture
  • Sustainability consultancy : Sichuan Wolong National Nature Reserve Administration

Student Residence 42

Bonn, Germany

  • Architect : Raum für Architektur
  • Contractor : Projekt 42! GbR
  • Manufacturer : Isocell


Sustainable Renovation Grand Prize

55 Amsterdam

Paris, France

  • Contractor : GECINA
  • Architect : Agence Naud & Poux
  • Builders : Aquae, Viessmann
  • Engineering consultancy : Egis, LTA, CEEF, Impact acoustique, Végétude

Can Portabella District Casal

Barcelona, Spain

  • Contractor : BIMSA (Barcelona Infraestructuras Municipales)
  • Construction manager : IDP Ingenieria y arquitectura iberia SL
  • Builders : Aquae, Viessmann
  • Architect : Josep Bunyesc

Project 55

Mons, Belgium

  • Construction manager: Homeco
  • Architect : Bachelart-Delvigne Architects
  • Engineering consultancy : Homeco

Retrofit of Hongqiao International Airport

Shanghai, China

  • Contractor: Shanghai Airport
  • Builder : East China Construction Group Co., Ltd
  • Engineering consultancy : East China Architectural Design and Research Institute Co., Ltd


Energy & Temperate Climates category

Refurbishment project of an Alqueria

Valencia, Spain

  • Architect : Ana Martinez
  • Construction managers : Salmer restauracion y conservacion, SL

Vivienda de Consumo Nulo Titania

Madrid, Spain

  • Architect: Daniel Diedrich y Talia Dombriz (DMDV Arquitectos)
  • Builder: Juan Postigo (POSCON S.L.)
  • Developer: Maqueda, Gallego y Álvarez S.A.


ARTS Group Design & Research Center

Suzhou, China

  • Contractor : Zhongheng Design Group Co., Ltd
  • Architect : Zhongheng Design Group Co., Ltd

ENSM - Maritime School of Le Havre

Le Havre, France

  • Contractor : Communauté de l’agglomération havraise
  • Builder : SOGEA Nord-Ouest (Vinci Construction)
  • Architect : AIA Associés
  • Engineering consultancy : Echos


Gembloux, Belgium

  • Contractor : BSolutions
  • Architect : BSolutions
  • Builders : Cobelba
  • Engineering consultancy : BSolutions

Humanitas University Campus

Milano, Italy

  • Contractor : PIEVE SARL
  • Construction manager : Internecto s.p.a
  • Architect : Filippo Taidelli Architetto - FTA
  • Builders : Landi s.p.a, colombo Costruzioni s.p.a
  • Engineering consultancy : S. & C. S.A.S. DI ANTONIO SOMAINI

Null-Emissions-Green Building Kirstein & Sauer

Bielefeld, Germany

  • Contractor : Kirstein & Sauer GmbH
  • Architects : Architekten Wannenmacher + Möller GmbH
  • Engineering consultancy : Solares Bauen GmbH


Remerschen, Luxembourg

  • Contractor : Administration Bâtiments Publics
  • Construction manager : SGI Ingenieure Junglister
  • Engineering consultancy : BETIC S.A


Courbevoie, France

  • Contractor: Unibail Rodamco Management
  • Assistance to the contracting authority : Alto Ingénierie
  • Builder : GCC
  • Architect : Barthelemy et Grino
  • Engineering consultancy : Dauchez Payet

Villa di Gioia

Bisceglie, Italy

  • Architect : Pedone Studio
  • Construction manager : Pedone Working


Energy & Hot Climates category

School of bois d’olives

Saint-Pierre de la Réunion, France

  • Contractor : Commune de Saint-Pierre
  • Architect : Antoine Perrau Architectures
  • Engineering consultancy : Leu Réunion, GECP, BET AIR, CREATEUR

Teaching and research complex of traditional Chinese medicine

Guangdong, China

  • Contractor : Guangdong Provincial Hospital of Traditional Chinase Medicine
  • Engineering consultancy : Guangdong City Building Science Research Institute Co., Ltd

Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

  • Architect : Casetta & Partners
  • Engineering consultancy : University of Bergamo

IME Yepi Kaz

Remire Montjoly, Guyane, France

  • Contractor : Apajh Guyane
  • Assistance to the contracting authority : CED Guyane
  • Builder: B2TG
  • Architect: ACAPA
  • Engineering consultancy: Robert Célaire Consultants,ACAPA, Alter

This building is qualified for the international finals for winning the AQUAA Awards, a French guyanese contest linked to the Green Solutions Awards 2017


Low Carbon category

Life reusing Posidonia: 14 Public Housing rental

Formentera, Spain

  • Contractor : Ferrovial Agroman SA

Maison des Yvelines - Nubian vault

Ourossogui, Senegal

  • Contractor: Conseil Général des Yvelines
  • Construction manager : ONG Le Partenariat
  • Architect : AL-MIZAN Architecture
  • Technical expertise : Association La Voûte Nubienne
  • Structure : Habitat Moderne

The Green E-Park IBR

Shanghai, China

  • Contractor : Shenzhen Institute of Building Science Co., Ltd

Faubourgs of Anfa

Casablanca, Morocco

  • Contractor : Anfa 3B2I – Bouygues Immobilier
  • Assistance to the contracting authority : Bureau Veritas
  • Architect : Omar Aloui Architect

Modular offices ZAC du Pressoir

Le Havre, France

  • Contractor : Communauté de l’agglomération havraise
  • Builder: SOGEA Nord-Ouest (Vinci Construction)
  • Architect : Agence 6.24
  • Construction company : Cematerre
  • Engineering consultancy : Echos

Residenza « Casa Cesti » - Edificio nZERB-Oleggio (NO)

Oleggio, Italy

  • Contractor : Arch. Marco Cesti
  • Architect : Arch. Marco Cesti
  • Construction manager : Arch. Marco Cesti
  • Builder : A.F Impresa Edile di Allia Francesco
  • Engineering consultancy : Enercomb S.r.l.

oKsigen and eKinox 1

Luxembourg, Luxembourg

  • Contractor: BGL BNP Paribas
  • Delegated project management : BNP Paribas Immobilier
  • Assistance to the contracting authority : Alto Ingénierie
  • Architect : M3 Architects
  • Engineering consultancy : Goblet Lavandier & Associés


Health & Comfort category

Oficina de Triodos Bank en Málaga

Malaga, Spain

  • Contractor : Triodos Bank N.V Spain
  • Construction manager : Altave

Brock Environmental Center

Virginia Beach, United States

  • Contractor : Chesapeake Bay Foundation
  • Delegated project management : Skanska
  • Architect : SmithGroupJJR
  • Builder : Hourigan Construction
  • Engineering consultancy : Janet Harrison Architect

Farm renovation

Neuilly l'Evêque, France

  • Contractor : Individual
  • Builder : Passiv Home
  • Engineering consultancy: Be Thermair

Sol House Taghazout Bay

Agadir, Morocco

  • Contractor : SAPST

Casa Hi-Low Shop

Grisciano di Accumoli, Italy

  • Architect : Pedone Studio
  • Builder : Pedone Working

WuXi Experimental Kindergarden

Wuxi City, China

  • Engineering consultancy : Shanghai Lang Green Building Technology Co., Ltd

Administrative building IAK

Luxembourg, Luxembourg

  • Contractor : Fonds de Compensation
  • Architect : Arlette Schneiders Architects
  • Engineering consultantcy : Lux-cec, SiTLux

CNPC Headquarters

Beijing, China

  • Contractor : China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC)
  • Manager : PetroChina Sunshine Property Management

HUGE - Home & small office

Messancy, Belgium

  • Architect : Activ’Architecture


Smart Building category

Ampère E+

Courbevoie, France

  • Contractor : SOGEPROM
  • Builder : SCO
  • Architect : Ateliers 2/3/4/
  • Engineering consultancy : INEX, Arcora, Peutz, Etamine
  • Innovation consultancy : Green Soluce

La Vil·la Urània : complejo de equipamientos públicos

Barcelona, Spain

  • Contractor : BIMSA (Barcelona Infraestructuras Municipales)
  • Construction manager : UTE Dragados-Acsa Sorigué
  • Architect : UTE SUMO arquitectes SLP
  • Builder : AIA Instal Lacions Arquitectoniques
  • Engineering consultantcy : Dekra, Q estudi. Presupueto y mediciones
  • Manager : Viading

Office building of Dongguan Eco-Park Holding CO, LTD

Dongguan, China

  • Contractor : Dongguan Ecological Park Holdings Limited
  • Architect : South China University of Technology Architectural Design and Research Institute
  • Engineering consultancy : Beijing Tsinghua Tongheng Planning and Design Institute Co., Ltd.

oKsigen and eKinox 1

Luxembourg, Luxembourg

  • Contractor : BGL BNP Paribas
  • Delegated project management : BNP Paribas Immobilier
  • Assistance to the contracting authority : Alto Ingénierie
  • Architect : M3 Architects
  • Engineering consultancy : Goblet Lavandier & Associés

Residence Borgo Meschio-Vittorio Veneto (TV)

Vittoria Venetto, Italy

  • Contractor : Edilvi s.p.a
  • Engineering consultantcy : Enercret, Mosaico SRL


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