Aerogel Architecture Award 2023

Submission: April 30, 2023
Registration: April 30, 2023
Language: English
Location: International/Global
Prizes: Please see the details below


We are delighted to invite you to submit your examples of aerogel use in architecture, construction, refurbishment and monument preservation as built solutions or student projects. We are searching for the top realized projects internationally to showcase the best projects of architects, civil engineers or top project ideas of students from these fields. The best projects selected by our jury will be shortlisted for our Aerogel Architecture Awards ceremony hosted near Zurich at NEST Empa campus, which will give broad recognition to the projects. The projects will be published in relevant international magazines and portals. The award celebrates the best examples with regards to energy efficiency, unconventional solutions, translucent daylighting, high performing buildings solutions with use of superinsulating aerogel materials.

REALIZED SOLUTIONS / architects, civil engineers and their studios
STUDENT DESIGNS / architecture and civil engineering students

December 19, 2022 – Competition announcement and registration opens
April 30, 2023 – Project submission deadline (23:59 hours Zurich time)
June 02, 2023 – afternoon, Winners’ announcement event, Nest building, Empa Duebendorf (on-site and public stream)
(AAA2023 is part of the 3rd day of AIA – Aerogel Industry Academia Forum 2023, May 31 – June 02 – in preparation, save the date)

Winners in both categories will receive an invitation to present their projects at the Awards event, a trophy, a certificate and broader public recognition, including publication of their project.
/// Student category will be additionally awarded with financial prize:
1st place – 1500 CHF (ca. 1500 €)
2nd place – 1000 CHF
3rd place – 500 CHF
Honorable mention – 250 CHF (if jury decides)

Ralf Kilian // Fraunhofer IBP / Preservation of Historic Monuments and Preventive Conservation / Germany
Beat Kämpfen // Kämpfen Zinke + Partner / Switzerland
Volker Herzog // Herzog-architektur / Germany
Manfred Wehdorn // Wehdorn architekten / Austria
Matthias Koebel // Siloxene AG / newly founded Empa start-up / Switzerland

Architects, civil engineers and students of these fields
Realized projects in case of practising professionals
Design proposals in case of students of architecture and civil engineering
Projects can be located anywhere and should not be older than three years.

>> Go to the competition’s website <<<