The AGPB AWARDS 2018
During the first presentation of the new award scheme on 8th May, 2018, the first four buildings received the AGPB Award. These are: an education and office building in the United Arab Emirates, a mosque in Kazakhstan, an embassy building in Thailand and an office building with adjoining residential wings in China. The broad range of utilisation and the geographical spread of the first award-winning projects shows that Austrian know-how and Austrian technologies have an extensive potential for sustainable construction worldwide.
Sheikh Zayed Desert Learning Center, Al Ain, UAE
The Sheikh Zayed Desert Learning Center in Al Ain (United Arab Emirates) is an outstanding example of sustainable and energy-efficient architecture in the Gulf region and the Arab world where the lighting design and building technologies, as the sustainable cooling system and a large photovoltaic system on the roof of the building, meet the highest standards.
Yryskeldi Qajy Ata Meshiti Mosque, Astana, KAZ
The Yryskeldi Qajy Ata Meshiti Mosque in Astana (Kazakhstan) is the first mosque in the world with a positive electricity balance and an extremely low heat demand.
Austrian Embassy Bangkok, Bangkok, THA
The Austrian Embassy in Bangkok (Thailand) is one of the first plus-energy buildings of its kind in the world: a combination of outstanding architecture, low-tech building technology using regionally available materials as well as a comprehensive photovoltaic system.
1st Certified Passive House in China, Zhuozhou, CHN
The office building with attached residential wings of Hebei Xinhua Curtain Wall Co. Ltd. in Zhuozhou (China) is the very first building in China to be officially certified according to the sustainability standards of the Passive House Institute. Extremely low energy demand and high thermal comfort are the outstanding features of this pioneering building.