For its project Town Town Erdberg, Coop Himmelb(l)au will receive the Sustainability Award of the 2010 MIPIM Architectural Review Future Project Awards. The distinction will be presented during a prestigious ceremony at the international real estate summit MIPIM on March 17, 2010 in Cannes.
The intention of developing the office high-rise Town Town Erdberg was to generate a building which correlates to the principle "Aesthetics of Sustainability." Through an energy active façade and an integrated wind turbine the building is producing more energy than it is actually consuming. "According to that, Town Town Erdberg is not a passive house but an active house," said Wolf D. Prix, Design Principal and CEO of Coop Himmelb(l)au. The prototype of the energy façade is currently tested in cooperation with SFL Technologies.
Since 2002 the MIPIM Architectural Review Future Projects Awards have been granted for un-built or incomplete projects. "With a strong focus on creativity, these awards are a chance to showcase schemes that are examples of fine architecture, but have also responded to the clients development brief, and considered the way in which they will impact and contribute to the community around them," commented Kieran Long, Editor-in-Chief of Architectural Review.