Wednesday, March 24, 2010
LAVA'S UTS TOWER WINNER IN UN SPONSORED AWARDS
'Tower Skin' LAVA's speculative transformation of the UTS tower in Broadway has won a prize in the ZEROprize Re-Skinning Awards competition.
Zerofootprint, a leading organization in the global fight against climate change, announced the winners in Rio de Janeiro as part of the World Urban Forum 5 taking place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil March 22-26, 2010. Partner in the award is the United Nations Habitat, World Urban Campaign.
The ZEROprize Re-Skinning Awards are intended to 'stimulate market-disrupting improvements in the design and development of retrofitting and re-skinning technologies that enhance the energy efficiency and liveability of older buildings'.
‘Tower Skin’ offers a unique opportunity to transform the identity, sustainability and interior comfort of a once state‐of‐the‐art building and can easily be applied to 1960s icons across the world.