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

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
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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