|Water Park by aldayjover arquitectura y paisaje|
Founded in Chicago in 1950, the Good Design program sought to promote modern design to a then traditional public. In 2009, The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design and The European Center for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies instituted a separate edition of the annual awards that specifically recognizes global green talent in the fields of product design and architecture.
|Ravensbourne by Foreign Office Architects|
Judging criteria for 2011 centered on minimized waste, energy reduction and conservation, the reuse of materials, recyclability and retrofit. Award recipients included designers, architects, manufacturers, developers, corporations, governments, foundations, communities, and individuals from 27 nations who displayed attentiveness to protecting the environment.
Over 120 new buildings and products were recognized this year. Products included everything from new appliances, to sporting equipment, to cleaning products whereas buildings ranged from schools, to bus shelters, to resorts.
|Marco Polo Tower by Behnisch Architects|
Some notable recipients in the area of product design included: Sir Norman Foster, Philippe Starck, Russ Lovegove, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP, Fernando + Huberto Campana, Metaphase Design Group, New Deal Design LLP, Karim Rashid, Matteo Thun, Phoenix Design GmbH, Pentagram Design, Continuum, Makio Hasuike, Alfredo Haberli
Noteworthy recipients in the field of architecture and urban planning included: Latz + Patner, Van Der Merwe Miszewski Architects, EAA-Emre Arolat Architects, Behnisch Architekten, Bohlin Cywinski Jackson, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP, P&T Consultants Pte. Ltd., Cannon Design, Belzberg Architects, ingenhoven architects, A+D Wejchert & Partners, Cafer Bozkurt Architecture, Mark Cavagnero Associates, Edward Suzuki Associates, Gensler, Raed Abillama Architects, HKS, Inc., Hassell Limited, aldayjover arquitectura y paisaje, WOHO, Foreign Office Architects, Vo Trong Nghia Co. Ltd., Tomas Llavador Arquitectos + Ingenieros, Beijing Tsinhua Urban Planning and Design Institute
For a complete list of this year’s Good Design Award recipients visit The European Center’s website at: www.europeanarch.eu