WGIN AWARDS 2023

WGIN AWARDS 2023

WGIN will present the 2023 Global Awards for best green infrastructure practice at the World Green Infrastructure Congress in Berlin 27 – 29 June 2023.

The WGIN Awards will acknowledge four categories.

  1. Built Environment Green Infrastructure (green roofs & green walls)
  2. Urban Landscape Green Infrastructure
  3. Research Green Infrastructure
  4. Policy Green Infrastructure


Award Category Submissions
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Nominations open on 27 February 2023 and close on 31 May 2023.

WGIN Award Conditions of Entry:

  • Nominations submitted by or on behalf of WGIN National Association members will be judged.
  • Each National Association member can nominate a maximum of two submissions for each award category.
  • Category submissions must have been completed; published or implemented after 01 January 2023.
  • National Association members can nominate award submissions from their own nation or from any other nation. There is no restriction on where the project; research or policy originated and was completed. National members are encouraged to choose nominations that are based on merit and efficacy.
  • Once submissions have been received by WGIN, they will be judged on merit by the WGIN judging panels; submissions may be promoted on the WGIN website prior to each category winner being announced at the World Green Infrastructure Congress. The winners for each category will receive a trophy and will also be promoted globally over the following year.

WINNERS 2023:

Winner of Green Infrastructure Research:

Jorge Adán Sánchez Reséndiz, Spain

Build Environment: Green Wall Project

Kempegowda International Airport Terminal, India
Grant Associates

  • New 255,000 m² terminal designed & built on 4 key pillars: Terminal in a Garden; Sustainability; Technology; Art & Culture
  • series of interconnected buildings joined by landscaped spaces + populated with plants, bamboo-clad pavilions, indoor waterfalls & rattan furnishings, 3-story ‘forest belt’
  • largest airport building in the world pre-certified as LEED Platinum
  • greenwalls, hanging gardens & greenroofs galore!

Honourable mention:

Szellkapu Park 3-Dimensional Hanging Garden, Hungary:

4D Landscape Design

Build Environment: Green Roof Award

Hundertwasser Art Centre
& Wairau Māori Art Gallery
Whangārei, New Zealand

Zoe Avery 

  • In 1993 Hundertwasser invited to design an art gallery for Whangārei
  • Aotearoa’s 1st & only Māori contemporary art gallerydesigned to reflect Hundertwasser’s belief in the importance of integrating nature into the built environment
  • Native Northland specific plants: offshore island, threatened, endangered or rare species
  • Integrating endemic species with fruiting trees allows wandering through the forest to discover, pick & eat fruit 
  • Feel like a guest of nature on the roof!
  • The living roof creates a rich habitat for plants, insects & birds, fostering a thriving ecosystem that supports biodiversity
  • Home to the rarest tree in the world: Three Kings Kaikomako, Pennantia baylisiana
  • Forest plantings set randomly, allowing spontaneous vegetation beneath the trees where new plants can self-seed
  • Innovative design: interlocking network of cells maintains the substrate, trees & drainage on the 1:4 slope
  • Green roof has withstood 2 cyclones & several major weather events since it was installed last year!
  • Manaaki whenua, manaaki tangata, haere whakamua” ~ Care are for the land, care for people, go forward

By: Zoë Avery, Renée Davies, oversight from the Hundertwasser Non-Profit Foundation & Springmann Architecture, Dr Robyn Simcock, HB Architecture, Friedensreich Hundertwasser (concept design)

Honourable mention:

The Plus – Furniture Factory, Norway

Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG)

Urban Landscape Award

Coeur University, Nanterre, France

François Leclercq & Associates

Honourable mention:

Idzikowski Street Park, Poland:

Ikropka Landscape Architecture Studio

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