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Energy Globe Award 2014: “1 Bligh Street, Sydney” - Setting new standards for sustainable building and green design

15 July 2014

On 2 July 2014, the Austrian Trade Commissioner for North Rhine-Westphalia, Mr Michael Love, and the Austrian Honorary Consul in Düsseldorf, Mr Hajo Riesenbeck, jointly handed over this year’s Energy Globe Award to the renowned German architect Mr Christoph Ingenhoven.

The Energy Globe Award – the World Award for Sustainability – was founded in 1999 by the Austrian energy-pioneer Wolfgang Neumann and is today’s most renowned environmental prize worldwide.

Mr Ingenhoven was awarded with this price for his project „1 Bligh“ in Sydney, Australia, a 27 level office tower, which successfully combines leading edge design, technology and sustainability. Every aspect of the tower - from the double-skin façade to the full-height glass atrium - was designed to optimise sustainability performance, energy consumption and the workplace environment.

The Energy Globe jury particularly highlighted that the 139 m high building was constructed mainly with recycled materials and that its double glass façade, along with the use of gas and solar energy as well as its water recycling features, set a benchmark in innovation and environmental design.

Christoph Ingenhoven, who accepted the Energy Globe Award also on behalf of his team at Medienhafen Düsseldorf, summarized his aspirations as architect as “constructing buildings, which enable us to live in harmony with the resources of this earth”.

For further information on “1 Bligh”, please follow thislink .

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