The Global Award was created in 2006 by the architect and scholar Jana Revedin, in partnership with the Cité de l'Architecture & du Patrimoine and the member institutions of its international scientific committee. In 2010 it was put under patronage of UNESCO.
The work carried out during the past ten years has assured the undisputed international recognition of the Global Award, proving its scientific independence and uniting the award winners in an avant-garde community of collective research and experimentation of architectural and urban self-development projects.
The Cité de l’Architecture & du Patrimoine guarantees the cultural promotion of the prize by publicizing the work of the architects and their contribution to the global debate. Given the cultural and political importance of this movement, since 2017 the Cité produces the Global Awards, counting on its founder prof. Jana Revedin as the president of its scientific jury.
The Global Award scientific jury is composed by :
The founding principles
Sustainable design is the catalyst for a new participative approach in architectural und urban planning processes. The very fundamentals of a project: durability, flexibility, economic, technical and ecological adequacy, cultural and social acceptance are being readdressed respecting society’s new concerns, fighting inequality, cultural disrespect and unreflected functionalism.
The Global Award Community, which consists of the 60 contemporary architects and teams from around the globe who have received the award, works towards a sustainable architectural ethic and fosters research, experimentation and transmission in the fields of sustainable architecture, urban renewal and academic social responsibility. It defines architecture as an agent of empowerment, self-development and civic rights.
2007 : Françoise-Hélène Jourda, Paris - Wang Shu & Lu Wenyu, Hangzhou - Hermann Kaufmann, Schwarzach - Stefan Behnisch, Stuttgart - Balkrishna Doshi, Ahmedabad
2008 : Alejandro Aravena, Santiago de Chile - Fabrizio Carola, Neapel - Andrew Freear, Rural Studio, Auburn - Philippe Samyn, Brüssel - Carin Smuts, Kapstadt
2009 : Patrick Bouchain Paris - Thomas Herzog, München - Bijoy Jain, Mumbai - Francis Kéré, Berlin - Sami Rintala, Bodo
2010 : Steve Baer Albuquerque - Phil Harris & Adrian Welke, Troppo, Darwin - Junya Ishigami, Tokyo - Giancarlo Mazzanti, Bogota - Kjetil Thorsen, Snohetta, Oslo
2011 : Shlomo Aronson, Jerusalem - Carmen Arrospide Poblete, Patronate Machupicchu, Cuzco - Teddy Cruz, San Diego - Anna Heringer, Laufen - Vatnavinir, Reykjavik
2012 : Salma Samar Damluji, Beirut - Anne Feenstra, Kaboul, Dehli - Andreas Gjersten & Yashar Hanstad, TYIN Tegnestue, Oslo - Philippe Madec, Paris - Suriya Umpansiriratana, Bangkok - Al Borde, Quito
2013 : José Paulo Dos Santos, Porto - Ted Flato & David Lake, Lake-Flato, San Antonio - Kevin Low, Kuala Lumpur - Marie Moignot & Xavier De Wil, MDW, Brüssel
2014 : Christopher Alexander, Arundel - Tatiana Bilbao, Mexico - Adrian Geuze, West 8, Rotterdam - Bernd Gundermann, Auckland - Martin Rajnis, Prag
2015 : Marco Casagrande, Helsinki - Santiago Cirugeda, Sévillia - Jan Gehl, Copenhagen - Juan Roman, Talca - Rotor, Brüssel
2016 : Patrice Doat, Grenoble - Derek van Herden & Steve Kinsler, East Coast architects, Durban - Kengo Kuma, Tokyo - Gion Antoni Caminada, Vrin - Patama Roonrakwit, Case Studio, Bangkok
2017 : Takaharu Tezuka + Yui Tezuka, Tokyo - Brian MacKay-Lyons & Talbot Sweetapple, Halifax - Assemble, London - Sonam Wangchuk, Leh, Laddak - Paulo David, Funchal, Madeira
2018 : Boonserm Premthada, Bangkok Projects Studio, Bangkok, Thailand - Raumlabor, Berlin, Germany - Marta Maccaglia, Associacion Semillas, Pangoa, Peru - Nina Maritz, Nina Maritz Architects, Windhoek, Namibia - Anne Lacaton & Jean-Philippe Vassal, Frédéric Druot, Paris, France