“A stand-out building in Rotterdam docks visually for its green appearance, and socially for its programme and approach to sustainability”
Another third architecture prize for the sustainable residential building SAWA in Rotterdam! The building, which is still in the design phase, was ‘highly recommended’ in the Residential category at the AR Future Project Award 2021.
The jury states:
“This wooden building in the Lloydquarter of Rotterdam represents a new generation of structures. In its sustainability objectives it is evidence that things can be done differently. Entirely built in cross-laminated timber, it is the first all-wood 50m-high residential building in Rotterdam, with green terraces that spill down to connect to the communal garden, giving it a different appearance and enhancing the biodiversity of the neighbourhood. It commits to changing the evolution of the human ecosystem to suit increasing urbanisation and contributes to a healty living environment.”
Check out the other winning projects here.
The press release can be found here.