World Architecture Festival is the largest, annual, international, live architectural event. It includes the biggest architectural awards program in the world, dedicated to celebrating excellence via live presentations to an audience of high-profile delegates and international juries.
The Post-earthquake reconstruction/demonstration project of Guangming Village has been declared the World Building of the Year 2017 at the tenth annual World Architecture Festival, held in Berlin. The scheme was designed by The Chinese University of Hong Kong.
Following the Ludian earthquake in 2014, most of the local buildings in Guangming were destroyed. This project reinvented the traditional building technology, providing villagers with a safe, economical, comfortable, and sustainable reconstruction strategy that they could afford, own, and pass on to their children. A prototype house was built for an aged couple to validate the technology and building performance of the new system.
The World Building of the Year and a host of other top awards were presented on Friday 17 November at a glamorous gala dinner for over 800 international architects at The Postbahnhof – Wilhelm Tuckermann’s Gothic masterpiece which is located in the heart of Berlin.
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