AIR House made finals of the Building of the Year 2015
15/10/2015 – The AIR House made finals of the 23rd year of a prestigious national architectural competition Building of the Year. As one of fifteen finalists, the present seat of the CTU Information Center in Dejvice is competing for the BUILDING OF THE YEAR 2015 award that will be granted by an expert jury. A Public Award will be decided by a public internet vote.
All nominations were solemnly awarded during a nomination night on September 10th 2015 in the Architecture and Building Foundation ABF premises. An expert jury chose 15 finalists out of an all-time-high 72 buildings that entered the competition this year. Among the projects the AIR House competes against is for example the Bolt Tower in Ostrava – an annex of a blast furnace # 1, the Troja bridge in Prague, a revitalization of a monastery in Broumov or Trojhalí Nová Karolina in Ostrava.
Annually, the Building of the Year competition features a view of the production and level of Czech building to the professional and laic public. The promoters of the competition are the Architecture and Building Foundation ABF, the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Czech Republic, Association of Building Entrepreneurs of The Czech Republic, and the Czech Camber of Chartered Engineers and Technicians Engaged in Construction.
The makeup of the Building of the Year 2015 competition expert jury was Doc. Ing. arch. Radomíra Sedláková, CSc. (forewoman of the jury, National Galery in Prague), Ing. Jiří Koliba (Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Czech Republic), Akad. arch. Ing. arch. Jan Vrana (Architecture and Building Foundation ABF), Doc. Ing. František Kulhánek, CSc. (Association of Building Entrepreneurs of The Czech Republic), Doc. Ing. arch. Petr Šikola, Ph.D. (CTU in Prague), Ing. Tomáš Chromý (Czech Camber of Chartered Engineers and Technicians Engaged in Construction), Ing. Ladislav Vaněk (alternate member, Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Czech Republic).
“The AIR House’s nomination for the Building of the Year is a great success for our team. Among the nominees the AIR House is definitely the smallest building. I am convinced that the jury appreciated not only the high quality architectural, technological and technical design, but also the complexity of the project. In two years, the students designed the house, secured its financing, promoted the project in media, and in the end, built the AIR House with their own hands – doing so three times,” stated the team leader Dalibor Hlaváček.
The nominated buildings will also compete for the Public Award. The public vote will be hosted by the Building of the Year 2015 competition web page till October 13th 2015, the day of the ceremonial awards night in the historical premises of the Bethlehem Chapel.