The House of Dreams supported by the Fund wins UIA 2030 Award

UIA announced the final result of 2030 Award recently, the House of Dreams, a community-based participatory demonstration project of sustainable architecture supported by the Fund, was awarded the winner of the category of Utilizing Local Materials.

Located in Zhoushan Village, Dengfeng City, Henan Province, the project is conducted by a collaborative team including the design team of Insitu Project, Henan Community Education Research Center (responsible for the educational program in the community and the overall construction coordination), Dr. Ku Hok-bun(responsible for the exploration and development of “solidarity economy” model in the village), and villagers in a participatory construction way.
The project makes use of a wide variety of recycled building materials, including masonry, door frames, and even old items from villagers’ houses. This not only upcycles the construction waste that would otherwise be sent to the landfill, but also reduces construction costs. Through conducting workshops, trainings and meetings as well as using other communication means, the team has worked closely with villagers so as to increase local participation in design and construction and stimulate villagers’ creativity.(More details)
The UIA 2030 Award, a partnership with UN Habitat, promotes the work of architects that contributes to the delivery of the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The first cycle of a biennial awards programme to run through 2030, the award invited architects around the world to submit entries for built projects which demonstrate design quality and have made significant contributions towards achievement of some of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Submissions were received from 125 projects in 40 countries.