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.
- Built Environment Green Infrastructure (green roofs & green walls)
- Urban Landscape Green Infrastructure
- Research Green Infrastructure
- Policy Green Infrastructure
Award Category Submissions:
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.
Winner of Green Infrastructure Research:
Jorge Adán Sánchez Reséndiz, Spain
Build Environment: Green Wall Project
Kempegowda International Airport Terminal, India
- 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!
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
- 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)
The Plus – Furniture Factory, Norway
Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG)
Urban Landscape Award
Coeur University, Nanterre, France
François Leclercq & Associates
Idzikowski Street Park, Poland:
Ikropka Landscape Architecture Studio