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Privacy

We attach utmost importance to the protection and security of your data, regardless of whether you are a customer or visitor to our website. We therefore undertake to protect your privacy and to treat your data confidentially. At this point we would like to inform you of the specific personal data of yours that are collected in relation to your visit to this website and for what purposes they are used.

I. Data controller

This website is operated by Zumtobel Group AG, Höchsterstrasse 8, 6850 Dornbirn, Austria, FN 62309 g, which is also the data controller within the meaning of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (hereinafter referred to as "GDPR").

No data protection officer has been appointed by the data controller since the legal requirements for mandatory appointment are not met.

However, inquiries regarding data protection and the use of your personal data can be sent to the following e-mail address and will be handled by us in accordance with the legal requirements: [email protected].

II. Data used / processing purposes / retention period

The categories of data we use and the purposes pursued through the use of this data are described below. As far as possible, you will also find information on the storage period of the respective data.

Each time this website is accessed, access data is stored in a log file, the server log. The data record stored in this log file contains the following information: Date and time of access, IP address, session ID, accessed website, name of the website from which the website was accessed and information about the browser used.

We evaluate these log files only in the event of misuse of our website. We reserve the right to subsequently check the log files of those users about whom there is a concrete suspicion of using our website in violation of the law and/or the contract. In general, we cannot attribute these data to a specific person. Should such an attribution be possible, we will only use these data in cases where there is a corresponding legal basis (weighing of interests in individual cases).

If you register on our website or for our web shop, we will record the master data you provide (in particular, your name, salutation, telephone and fax number, e-mail address, language of correspondence, industry, department, web shop access data) and use it on the basis of the relevant user agreement. In addition, you will be assigned an internal customer number and one or more contact persons in our company. These data are used by us in order to provide the web shop and to support you, as a customer or interested party of our company. As a rule, such data will be stored for six months after use of the web shop (erasure of the customer account) ends.

If you place an order in the web shop, we will collect any additional delivery addresses for this purpose and other data provided by you that are necessary for the processing of the order. We store such data for up to six months after the end of the customer relationship.

If personal master data or order data are also used in our accounting system, such data will be stored until the end of the prescribed periods (generally 7 years in Austria) on the basis of the statutory retention obligations applicable to us.

If you have given us your consent during registration or at a later time, we will use the data resulting from your use of the web shop or the website, such as the web pages you have accessed, the time spent on individual web pages and the products you have viewed as well as your previous demand interests, in order to optimise customer service and to be able to provide you with customised information. These data will be stored until you revoke your consent for the use of your data.

If you have agreed to receive a newsletter, we will use your name and e-mail address, your gender, address, company and industry sector, as well as language, for the delivery and personalisation of such a newsletter. These data are used for the duration of the subscription to the respective newsletter.

If you are one of our customers, we use your master data on the basis of our legitimate interest in direct marketing purposes and may invite you to events in your area.

If you have given your consent to the processing of your personal data, this consent can be revoked by you at any time. You can declare a revocation in writing or by e-mail to [email protected].

III. General principles for processing personal data

  1. We comply with the statutory data protection regulations without restriction.

The data protection regulations of the European Union and the national laws derived from them apply to the storage, processing and use of personal data. The legal basis for the processing of the respective personal data can be seen from the above list.

In some cases, personal data may be provided to processors, if they offer sufficient guarantee for a lawful and secure use of data and if they contractually undertake to comply with the principles described in this privacy policy and the statutory regulations.

We reserve the right to transfer personal data to other companies in the context of restructuring or company mergers if they also undertake to adhere to the principles of action described here and are either based in the European Union or in a third country with adequate data protection.

If you actively choose to use the social networking functions offered on our website, personal data may be transferred to the respective external providers of these social networks. You will find detailed information on this in Section V. below.

We also reserve the right to pass on personal data to third parties if we are forced to do so by law, by a judicial decision by the court of competent jurisdiction or by an order of the competent authority, or if we are forced, as a result of actions or omissions on your part, to have our rights, our property or our assets protected or enforced by the competent authorities.

  1. In the procurement of data, we restrict ourselves to what is necessary and reasonable.

If we collect personal data, we will explain to you in each case for what purposes we use the data.

In individual cases, we only collect personal data to the extent necessary to achieve these purposes. If further use of personal data is no longer necessary, the data will be deleted.

IV. Recipients and recipient categories of data

In connection with the operation of this website or the web shop, the following processors are acting on behalf of the data controller:

Hosting provider website: Zumtobel Group AG

Provider web shop: Zumtobel Group AG

In addition, we refer to the explanations in Section IX., which describes in detail the use of your data by social networks.

In addition to the recipients specifically mentioned, other processors may also be consulted in the future in connection with the provision of this website and the web shop (e.g. hosting providers, shop operators).

A transfer of data to group companies is carried out based on any consent granted to the recipients named in the consent.

V. Links to external websites

Our website contains so-called hyperlinks to websites from other providers. In these cases, you will be directly forwarded from our website to the websites of the other providers. You can recognise this by the change of the URL in the address bar of your browser, among other things.

We cannot assume any responsibility for the confidential handling of your data by such providers, as we have no influence on whether the other providers comply with the data protection regulations. Please refer to the websites of these providers directly for information on how they handle your personal data.

VI. Security measures to protect your data

To protect your data, we have taken special technical and operational security measures which are regularly reviewed and adapted to technological progress.

However, we would like to point out that due to the structure of the Internet, it is possible that the rules of data protection and data security may not be observed by other persons or institutions that are not within our area of responsibility.

VII. Your rights in relation to the data used

If and insofar as we use personal data concerning you, you are entitled to the following rights in particular with regard to such data:

  • Right of access to information (Art 15 GDPR): You may at any time request information as to whether and which personal data concerning you are being used by us, for what purposes the data are being processed, where the data originate, to which recipients the data may be transmitted and how long such data are stored by us.
  • Right of rectification (Art. 16 GDPR): If you discover that personal data concerning you are inaccurate, you may request the rectification of such data at any time. If data are incomplete from your point of view, you can also request that data be supplemented.
  • Right of erasure (Art. 17 GDPR): If you believe that the use of your personal data is no longer necessary or that it is carried out without a sufficient legal basis or is unlawful for other reasons, you can request the erasure of these data.
  • Right to restriction of the use of data (Art. 18 GDPR): Instead of erasure of data, you can also demand restriction of the use of data, if data are used unlawfully. In particular, you can also demand such a restriction of the use of data if you dispute the accuracy of data or have lodged an objection to the use of data
  • Right to data portability (Art. 20 GDPR): With regard to personal data that you have provided yourself and that are used on the basis of a contract or consent, you can demand that these data be made available to you in a structured, common and machine-readable format. You may also request that this data be transferred directly to another data controller.
  • Right to file a complaint with a supervisory authority (Art. 77 GDPR): If you believe that your rights have been violated in relation to personal data concerning you, you have the right to file a complaint with a supervisory authority. In particular, you may contact the supervisory authority responsible for your place of residence, your place of work or the place where the suspected violation occurred. In Austria, the responsible supervisory authority is the Austrian Data Protection Authority, Barichgasse 40-42, 1030 Vienna.

Separately, we would like to point out your right of objection (Art. 21 GDPR): If reasons arise from your particular situation which make the use of your personal data, which we use on the basis of a legitimate interest, impermissible, you have the right to object to such use of data. If your personal data is used for direct marketing purposes, you have the right to object in any case.

If you have any questions or are unclear about your rights regarding your personal data, you can contact us at any time at the following e-mail address: [email protected].

VIII. Changes to the data protection policy

Since changes in the law or changes in our internal company processes may make it necessary to adapt this data protection policy, which we reserve the right to do accordingly, we ask you to read this data protection policy regularly.

IX. Cookies

We use cookies on our website to enable the use of certain functions of the website, to analyse how users use our website and to provide certain third-party services.

These are small text files that are stored on your computer. Most of the cookies we use are deleted from your hard drive at the end of the browser session (so-called session cookies). Other cookies remain on your computer and enable us to recognise your computer during your next visit (so-called persistent cookies). In addition, cookies from third parties are also used on our website.

You can prevent the storage of cookies by adjusting your browser settings accordingly. However, we would like to point out that in this case, you may not be able to use all functions of this website to their full extent.

If you do not wish our cookies to be stored on your computer, please deactivate the storage of cookies in your browser for our website or set your browser so that cookies are generally not stored on your computer. You can also use your browser to delete cookies that have already been stored.

We have no influence on the further processing of the personal data collected by the respective operators. Furthermore, it is not possible for us to determine the extent to which, where and for how long the data is stored by the social networks, the extent to which the social networks comply with existing deletion obligations, which evaluations and links to the data are carried out by them and to whom the data is passed on by the social networks.

Deactivating the use of cookies may require a permanent cookie to be stored on your computer. If this cookie is subsequently deleted by you, you must perform the deactivation again.

The following categories of cookies are used on our website:

I. Session cookies
To make it easier for you to browse our website, we use a so-called session ID (session identifier), which is assigned to each visitor at the beginning of each use of our website. This session ID is used by our server to recognise you or your computer/browser as the same visitor, even though your IP address may have changed in the meantime. This session ID enables the assignment of several related requests of a user to one session. The session ID cookie we use is only valid until the end of a session. It is automatically deleted when you close your browser.

II. Persistent cookies

We use the Pardot Marketing Automation System, a special software for collecting and evaluating the use of a website by website visitors and for sending marketing communication (newsletters, event invitations, etc.). When visiting this website, Pardot captures your click path and creates an individual usage profile using a pseudonym. For this purpose, cookies are used, which allow recognition of your browser.

However, you can deactivate the creation of pseudoymised user profiles at any time by configuring your Internet browser so that cookies of the domain “pardot.com” are not accepted. However, this may result in some limitations in the features and usability of our offering. In order to provide you with an offer or product information that is as interesting as possible and to the extent your consent to it, it is possible to merge your personal data with the data of the pseudonymised user profile via the set cookies, if you – for example by ordering a newsletter or completing a form – provide personal information. You may opt-out to this use of your personal information, such as name and address information, in writing an email to [email protected] or by clicking the unsubscribe link in any newsletter or other marketing communication at any time. You can revoke your consent at any time with effect for the future.

Newsletters sent with Pardot contain so-called web beacons. These are small graphics that allow user behaviour, such as opening and reading emails and clicking links to analyse. This allows us to make our content more relevant and interesting to you.

Last updated: October 2022

Imprint
Zumtobel Group
Media owner:

Zumtobel Group AG

Address:

Höchsterstrasse 8, 6850 Dornbirn

Telephone:

+43 5572 509 - 0

Website:

www.z.lighting

Head office:

Dornbirn, Austria

Corporate object:

Manufacture and sale of luminaires, lighting solutions and lighting components

Legal form:

AG (= public limited company)

Management board:

Alfred Felder (CEO)
Bernard Motzko (COO)
Thomas Erath (CFO)

Supervisory board:

Christian Beer, Volkhard Hofmann, Eva Kienle, Georg Pachta-Reyhofen (Vice Chairman), Thorsten Staake, Karin Zumtobel-Chammah (Chairwoman)

Delegates of the employees' council: Richard Apnar, Dietmar Dünser, Isabel Kreilhuber

Shareholder structure:

app. 37% Zumtobel Family, Dornbirn

app. 63% Free Float

Companies’ registered number:

FN 62900a

Companies’ registered court:

Feldkirch Regional Court (Landesgericht Feldkirch)

VAT identification number:

ATU 361 728 05

Chamber membership:

Vorarlberg Chamber of Commerce

Banking connection:

BA-CA, account no. 0084-26314/00, bank code 11000

General orientation of the web site:

Information on the company’s products and services, and promotion of sales.Information on the Zumtobel Group: The company offers integral professional lighting solutions, luminaires, light management systems and lighting components for indoor and outdoor applications

Zumtobel
Media owner:

Zumtobel Lighting GmbH

Registered offices:

Dornbirn, Austria

Corporate object:

Manufacture and sale of luminaires as well as lighting solutions

Management board:

Alfred Felder (CEO) | Bernard Motzko (COO) | Thomas Erath (CFO)

Supervisory board:

Karin Zumtobel-Chammah (Chairwoman), Georg Pachta-Reyhofen (Vice Chairman), Volkhard Hofmann (Vice Chairman), Christian Beer

Delegates of the employees' council: Dietmar Dünser, Richard Apnar

Adress:

Schweizer Strasse 30, 6850 Dornbirn

Companies’ registered number:

FN 62900a

Companies’ registered count:

Landesgericht Feldkirch

VAT identification number:

ATU36137006

Telephone:

+43 (5572) 390-0

General orientation of the web site:

Information on the company’s products and services, and promotion of sales.

Ownership situation:

Wholly owned subsidiary of Zumtobel Group AG, Dornbirn, Austria

THORN
Media owner:

Zumtobel Lighting GmbH

Registered offices:

Dornbirn, Austria

Corporate object:

Manufacture and sale of luminaires as well as lighting solutions

Managing Directors:

Alfred Felder (CEO) | Bernard Motzko (COO) | Thomas Erath (CFO)

Supervisory Board members:

Karin Zumtobel-Chammah (Chairwoman), Georg Pachta-Reyhofen (Vice Chairman), Volkhard Hofmann (Vice Chairman), Christian Beer

Delegates of the employees' council: Dietmar Dünser, Richard Apnar

Adress:

Schweizer Strasse 30, 6850 Dornbirn

Companies' Register number:

FN 62900a

Companies' Register count:

Feldkirch Regional Court (Landesgericht Feldkirch)

VAT registration number:

ATU36137006

Telephone:

+43 (5572) 390-0

General orientation of the web site:

Information on the company’s products and services, and promotion of sales.

Ownership situation:

Wholly owned subsidiary of Zumtobel Group AG, Dornbirn, Austria

Participations:

100% subsidiary of Zumtobel Group AG, Dornbirn, Austria

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No offer

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News, references, opinions, prices, data or other information on these Internet pages are always to be understood as being general and not binding. They may be altered and/or removed at any time and without prior notice. The information which may be called from these Internet pages must never be taken to be product guaranties and/or interpreted as assurance of qualities or availabilities.

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Communication over the areas of the Internet pages which are accessible by the public at large (for example, with a web form) is made uncoded over the Internet and may be read with simple technical means by third persons, and are clearly related not only to the sender but also to the recipient. The same applies to the delivery of an e-mail to Zumtobel . It is therefore strongly inadvisable to communicate confidential information to Zumtobel or to third parties over the Internet pages or by e-mail.

No guarantee for availability

Availability of the Internet pages or of certain parts thereof is at no time guaranteed. Zumtobel may limit availability of the Internet pages at any time for particular or unlimited periods and/or alter or remove the contents.

No liability

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Applicable law

In as far as a contractual relationship should arise at all between you and Zumtobel, it shall be governed solely by the laws of Austria not including cross-referenced rules.

The Award

The Zumtobel Group Award 2021 produced three exceptional winning projects, which address collective living, affordable housing and circularity: Lacol, an architecture cooperative from Barcelona, Spain, the Black Women Build Initiative, Baltimore, USA, and the Circular Construction Lab of Cornell University, Ithaca, USA.

Amid all the outstanding submissions, the following projects received a final nomination by the jury:

Buildings category
Anandaloy, Studio Anna Heringer, Laufen, Germany | Maya Somaiya Library, Sameep Padora & Associates, Mumbai, India | Pingelly Recreation and Cultural Centre, iredale pedersen hook architects with Advanced Timber Concepts Studio, Perth, Australia | Tambacounda Maternity and Paediatric Hospital, Manuel Herz Architects, Basel, Switzerland | Cyclone Shelter, URBANA, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Urban Developments & Initiatives category
Thammasat Urban Rooftop Farm, Landprocess, Bangkok, Thailand | City of 1000 Tanks, OOZE architects & urbanists, Rotterdam, Netherlands | Sweet City, Municipalidad de Curridabat, Costa Rica | PlanBude Hamburg, PlanBude, Hamburg, Germany

Special Prize for Innovation
People´s Pavilion, Overtreders W and bureau SLA, Amsterdam, Netherlands | Adaptex, Weißensee Kunsthochschule Berlin, Priedemann Facade-Lab, Germany

Press Release Announcement
Press Release Award Ceremony

Zumtobel Group Award 2021 | Award Ceremony @ Light Forum, Dornbirn
3:48
Jury
Alfred Felder
Zumtobel Group, Austria

Alfred Felder is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Zumtobel Group. He joined the lighting group in November 2012. As CEO of Tridonic he was initially responsible for the Zumtobel Group’s components business. From April 2016 until January 2018, Alfred Felder assumed the role of Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the Management Board of the Zumtobel Group. Felder holds a doctorate in Electrical Engineering and previously held a wide range of specialist and management roles with the Siemens Group and its former lighting arm, Osram. In the course of his career he has spent several longer periods in Japan, the US and China.

Group

Francine Houben
Mecanoo, Netherlands

Francine Houben is the Founding CEO and Creative Director of Mecanoo architecten. Francine has held professorships in the Netherlands and abroad. From 2002 to 2006 she was City Architect of Almere. In 2001 she published her seminal manifesto about architecture: ‚Composition, Contrast, Complexity’ and as curator of the First International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam in 2003, she brought the theme of the mobility of aesthetics to the forefront of international design consciousness. Since 2010 Houben has been a lifelong member of the Akademie der Künste, Architecture Department, in Berlin. Her work ranges from theatres, museums and libraries to masterplans, housing and parks. Each design is founded on observation of people, location, culture and climate. The analysis amounts to integrated designs for unforgettable spaces that respond to current needs, yet which are also prepared for (un)predictable change. With Mecanoo, she designed Europe’s largest library in Birmingham, the National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts in Taiwan and the Municipal Offices and Train Station of Delft. Currently, she is working on the renovation of the New York Public Library Midtown Campus.

mecanoo.nl

Dorte Mandrup
Dorte Mandrup A/S, Denmark

Dorte Mandrup is a Danish architect with more than 25 years of experience. She graduated from the Aarhus School of Architecture, Denmark in 1991. Eight years later she founded her Copenhagen based studio where she continues to be Creative Director and inspire an international team of 70 dedicated people. Studies in both sculpture and natural sciences have influenced Dorte Mandrup’s approach to architecture, which has always been ‘hands-on’ and defined by a formal restlessness materializing in deep, contextual analysis and explorative prototyping.

As a humanist with a distinct nonconformist mindset, Dorte Mandrup is well known for her commitment to the development of the architectural practice and her frequent participation in public debates. Receiving national and international acclaim for her work, in 2018 Dorte headlined at the curated international exhibition at La Biennale di Venezia. Dorte is Vice Chairman of the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, member of the Historic Buildings Council in Denmark, Chair of the prestigious Mies van der Rohe Award 2019, Adjunct Professor at The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts and holds frequent visiting professorships abroad, in 2018 at Cornell University College of Architecture, Art, and Planning.

dortemandrup.dk

Tobias Nolte
Certain Measures, Germany/USA

Tobias Nolte is a founding partner of Certain Measures, a hypothesis driven office for design science with locations in Berlin, Germany and Boston, USA. Nolte is also Professor for Media Architectural Representation at the Leibniz University of Hannover, Germany. Before starting his own office, he was a Director at Gehry Technologies in New York and worked on the implementation of parametric and computer-aided methods in design and construction. Earlier, Nolte was a research fellow at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. He has lectured courses on digital design at the Ecole Speciale d'Architecture in Paris and at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna. He was a design critic at the Harvard GSD, MIT, Städelschule and others. Tobias Nolte studied at the TU Berlin and the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SciArc) in Los Angeles. With its "Mine the Scrap" project, Certain Measures was nominated as a finalist for the Zumtobel Group Award 2017 in the Applied Innovations category as well as for the Special Young Professionals Prize.

certainmeasures.com

Kjetil Trædal Thorsen
Snøhetta, Norway

Kjetil Trædal Thorsen is a well-known Norwegian architect. Before finishing at his secondary school in Norway, he spent two years in Sunningdale, England, where he completed his art O-level, a year earlier. When in Sunningdale, he decided to study architecture. Immediately after finishing secondary school at Karmøy, he moved to Graz, Austria, to study architecture at the Technical University. He completed his study in 1985 and moved to Oslo the same year to open his first private practice as a one man office, but still continuing to collaborate with other architects and landscape architects. In 1987 Kjetil Trædal Thorsen co-founded Snøhetta, an architecture, landscape, interior design, and brand design office in Oslo, which attaches great importance to “negotiated architecture”. Since 2004, Kjetil Trædal Thorsen has been a professor at the Institute for Experimental Studies in Architecture of the University of Innsbruck.

snohetta.com

Ian Ritchie
ritchie*studio, UK

Ian Ritchie CBE RA is director of ritchie*studio, poet, writer, artist, Royal Academician and member of the Akademie der Künste. He is Honorary Visiting Professor at Liverpool University and advises Backstage Trust. He is a former Governor of the RSC and advisor to The Ove Arup Foundation. He has chaired many international juries including the RIBA Stirling Prize, and has received three international innovation Awards - Robert Matthew Commonwealth Award, the Academie d'Architecture Grand Silver Medal and Premio Internazionale Ischia di Architettura (PIDA). His practice has won more than 100 national and international awards, and recently completed the Royal Academy of Music’s Theatre and Recital Hall, and the Sainsbury Wellcome Centre for Neural Circuits and Behaviour at UCL. He has written many books, and a number of international museums hold his art.

Categories

Buildings (Zumtobel)
This category is dedicated to architecturally outstanding buildings or complexes realised within the last four years (15 January 2017 until 15 May 2021). The winning submission constitute an innovative, sustainable and socially beneficial contribution to the built environment. Applying the latest technologies, new materials and creative design concepts, it leads to a distinct improvement in the quality of life. The award goes to an implemented building or complex of exceptional architectural merit, but also includes projects dealing with the re-use, conservation or refurbishment of existing structures or the addition of new components.

Urban Developments & Initiatives (Thorn)
This category is dedicated to projects on an urban scale: city development/planning strategies, master plans, public space projects and landscape architecture. It also includes ongoing research projects and social initiatives in an urban context. The award targets innovative urban developments that are in progress or have been realised in the last four years (15 January 2017 until 15 May 2021) as well as ongoing research into the improved implementation of sustainability and humanity. Aiming to encourage an emerging generation of researchers and practitioners in architecture and urban design, the award in this category seeks to facilitate and promote inventive urban projects. Furthermore, it targets interdisciplinary work to address urban challenges in more efficient and intelligent ways. This can also include new practices or inventive methods to optimise planning and building processes. Individuals or groups from university contexts, architects, urban and landscape planners, NGOs and private or public initiatives are eligible.

Special Prize for Innovation (Tridonic)
This special prize is dedicated to outstanding innovations and smart resourceful solutions in the built environment or urban infrastructure. It addresses creative concepts that serve human needs and reduce environmental impacts. Technological innovations could include, for example, new materials, sensors, intelligent controls, renewable means of energy generation or smart networking of the different trades such as HVAC (heating, ventilation, air-conditioning) and lighting. The award also honours initiatives to empower a group of actors or citizens to work together to address urban challenges in more efficient and intelligent ways. This can also include original practices or inventive methods to optimise (building) processes and mechanisms. The Special Prize for Innovation is chosen from the projects submitted in the two categories.

About

The Zumtobel Group Award honours innovations for Sustainability and Humanity in the Built Environment while promoting pioneering concepts and developments for more quality of life and sustainability in the built environment and its design.

In addition to the two categories considered within the award, one Buildings and the other Urban Developments & Initiatives, there was also the chance to win a Special Prize for Innovation. Acting as a stimulus, the Zumtobel Group Award addresses core issues of our age. Praising sustainable solutions, pioneering social initiatives, research projects and applied innovations in the built environment. As in its preceding years, the Award is curated by Aedes Architecture Forum Berlin.

The driving force behind this award was and is the significance innovative solutions in architecture and urban planning can have to reduce global energy consumption and boost the general quality of life. For many years the Zumtobel Group has made sustainability and energy efficiency key objectives in the production, function and application of its products across all boards of its three internationally established brands, Thorn, Tridonic and Zumtobel.

The Zumtobel Group Award belongs to the most respected awards in the world of architecture and has had up to date a total of sixteen projects awarded first place since its fruition in 2007. The legacy of this award continues to thrive in the future.

Next Steps

The Award Ceremony took place on 24 May 2022 at the Zumtobel Group Light Forum in Dornbirn.

The Award is scheduled every three years. Next call for submission to follow.

Winners & Nominees
Buildings
Urban Developments & Initiatives
Special Prize for Innovation
Winner
La Borda Housing Cooperative
Lacol is a cooperative of architects set up in 2009 in Sants (Barcelona), working with architecture for eco-social transformation as a tool to critically intervene in the immediate environment.
Winner
Whole Block Outcomes: Rehabilitating Baltimore
Die Initiative Black Women Build arbeitet für schwarze Frauen und gemeinsam mit ihnen an der Sanierung baufälliger Gebäude in Upton und Druid Heights (UDH), zwei vernachlässigten Stadtteilen mit hoher Armutsquote in West Baltimore.
Winner
RhinoCircular
RhinoCircular, a CAD plugin developed within the Circular Construction Lab (CCL) at Cornell University, is a software tool to evaluate material circularity in the early phases of concept design.
Anandaloy
Anna Heringer’s architecture focuses on the use of natural building materials. From climate-neutral production to socially just implementation, earthen structures bear the potential to help mitigate climate change and poverty.
Maya Somaiya Library
The site chosen for this small addition of a children’s library within a school was a sliver between existing buildings and the school boundary and was formerly used as a walk-through to enter and leave the buildings.
Pingelly Recreation and Cultural Centre
The architects have made significant contributions to Australian and Aboriginal communities, towns and cities over a long period of time.
Tambacounda Maternity and Paediatric Hospital
ambacounda Hospital is the largest hospital in Eastern Senegal. Equipped with two operation rooms, intensive care units and more than 150 beds, it serves the city’s 80,000 inhabitants and over a million people from the region.
Cyclone Shelter
Since 1995, URBANA has been committed to the responsibility towards the societies it serves, rooting its research and design in history, culture, climate and, with increasing awareness, in climate change.
Thammasat Urban Rooftop Farm
Thammasat Urban Rooftop Farm (TURF) implements a climate solution by repurposing wasted rooftop space, increasing urban biodiversity and mitigating urban flood.
Sweet City
The city of Curridabat strives to be a Sweet City – a nature-inspired city vision –, adopting a holistic, biophilic, and ecocentric approach that recognises pollinators, specifically native bees, as central to the city’s urban design and wellbeing.
PlanBude
PlanBude is a transdisciplinary office combining the fields of art, architecture, urban theory, cultural science, activism, social work, community organising and planning.
City of 1000 Tanks
The interdisciplinary consortium City of 1000 Tanks involves the TU Delft, Goethe Institute Chennai, and the “Water as Leverage Initiative Netherlands”, among others.
People's Pavilion
Commissioned by the Dutch Design Foundation, the brief was to create a temporary pavilion for lectures and workshops for 200 people during Dutch Design Week, which lasted nine days.
ADAPTEX
In the course of the transformation toward more resource- and climate-friendly design, adaptive facades can play a central role.
Previous Winners
Videos

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Zumtobel Group Award 2021 | Buildings | The Winner: La Borda Housing Cooperative
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Zumtobel Group Award 2021 | Urban Developments & Initiatives | The Winner: Whole Block Outcomes
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Zumtobel Group Award 2021 | Special Prize for Innovation | The Winner: RhinoCircular
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Zumtobel Group Award 2021 | About the Award
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Zumtobel Group Award 2021 | Statement Isabel Zumtobel (Head of Arts & Culture)
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Zumtobel Group Award 2021 | Statement Alfred Felder (CEO)
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Zumtobel Group Award 2021 | Statement Kristin Feireiss & Hans Jürgen Commerell (Aedes)
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Zumtobel Group Award 2017 | Buildings
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Zumtobel Group Award 2017 | Urban Developments
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Zumtobel Group Award 2017 | Applied Innovations
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Zumtobel Group Award 2017 | Young Professionals
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Zumtobel Group Award 2021 | Buildings | The Winner: La Borda Housing Cooperative
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Zumtobel Group Award 2021 | Urban Developments & Initiatives | The Winner: Whole Block Outcomes
1:54
Zumtobel Group Award 2021 | Special Prize for Innovation | The Winner: RhinoCircular
1:57
Zumtobel Group Award 2021 | About the Award
2:28
Zumtobel Group Award 2021 | Statement Isabel Zumtobel (Head of Arts & Culture)
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Zumtobel Group Award 2021 | Statement Alfred Felder (CEO)
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Zumtobel Group Award 2021 | Statement Kristin Feireiss & Hans Jürgen Commerell (Aedes)
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Zumtobel Group Award 2017 | Buildings
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Zumtobel Group Award 2017 | Urban Developments
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Zumtobel Group Award 2017 | Applied Innovations
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Zumtobel Group Award 2017 | Young Professionals
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Contact

Zumtobel Group
The Zumtobel Group aims to create wellbeing and improve people’s quality of life through light – as a group, and through all its individual brands, Thorn, Tridonic and Zumtobel. As a leading supplier of innovative lighting solutions, the Group offers its customers around the world a comprehensive portfolio, where the focus is invariably on people and their needs. The company’s know-how about the effects of light on people, acquired over decades, forms the basis for sustainable and future-oriented lighting solutions that are increasingly energy- and resource-efficient while providing the best possible quality of light. The company is based in Dornbirn in the Vorarlberg region of Austria.

Aedes Architecture Forum
Aedes was founded in 1980 in Berlin as the first private architecture gallery in Europe. The Architecture Forum Aedes has become one of the most successful institutions internationally for communicating architectural culture, urban design, and related topics. Aedes is associated with the great names of the architectural avant-garde and offers an excellent platform for new generations of architects. Aedes strives to focus public attention on the cultures of building and architecture, presenting architectural visions, sustainable urban concepts, and innovative projects in urban planning and landscape architecture. In addition to staging ten to sixteen exhibitions per year, Aedes promotes dialogue with outside experts and an interested public through symposia, lecture series, and discussions.

www.aedes-arc.de

Aedes Architecture Forum
Dr. h.c. Kristin Feireiss and
Hans-Jürgen Commerell
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Zumtobel Group
Isabel Zumtobel
Head of Arts & Culture
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Zumtobel Group
Media Contact
Natalie Kreutzer
Editor in Chief
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