GI made to the final stage of Nordic Built Challenge contest

The Nordic Built Challenge is an open multidisciplinary design contest that was held simultaneously in all the Nordic countries. The contest seeks sustainable and scalable design solutions for the renovation of five specific properties.

In the Finnish competition the building was a government office building named Hippostalo. The building is located in Finland’s second largest city, Tampere. The competition encouraged to develop solutions that were both innovative and sustainable, yet ensuring financial and practical viability.

GI participated in the competition as a member of an international team. The team included engineering company Granlund, Italian experience design consultancy and Belgian energy efficiency consultant. The team got shortlisted to the second phase out of 39 entries. Four entries from each five countries made it to the final phase. A quote of the jury’s statement on our team’s entry: A proposal presenting an idea of pointing out the importance and possibility to encourage people to adapt eco-efficient ways of using IT-solutions. Well-presented work environment zoning.

The country-winners were announced September 11th 2013 in Stockholm. Among the five country winner a final Nordic winner is chosen. They will be awarded with NOK 1.000.000 for the best overall demonstration of the Nordic Built Charter.

GI congratulates the winner of the Finnish contest, KVA Arkkitehdit and their team and wishes them the best luck in the final phase.

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