BATIMAT, Paris Building Show, unveils The Energy Performance + Architecture Award Winner

Le Mondial du Batiment, gathering the three flagships shows Batimat, Interclima+elec and Ideobain, is a true source of international inspirations, providing a forum for business and networking where innovation is everywhere. Taking place from 2 – 6 November 2015 this global building show encompasses the whole industry and celebrates the very best innovations in Architecture, Building materials and Energy Management.

Guillaume Loizeaud, Director of Le Mondial du Batiment:

“While we don’t yet know exactly what our homes will be like in the future, we do know that they will be more energy-efficient or will consume energy they generate themselves; fewer natural resources will be used in building or renovating them; and they will be more accessible, more pleasant, more comfortable and at the same time healthier to live in.”

The Energy Performance + Architecture Award 

Now in its 6th edition, the Energy Performance + Architecture Award rewards a French or international architect for a new-build or retrofit project that achieves high energy efficiency and cost-effectiveness in the tertiary or communal housing sector. The winner must demonstrate an overarching commitment to sustainability in all their work.

Projects were judged on five specific criteria:

  • Energy performance
  • Cost effectiveness
  • Added value
  • Design innovation
  • Overall environmental commitment.

Identifying architectural trends

The projects entered for the Energy Performance + Architecture Award (EPAA) come from three continents: Africa, South America and Europe. The design concepts go beyond simple energy performance, demonstrating a holistic commitment to sustainable development. In considering the fourteen projects, a number of strong architectural design trends emerged:

  • A high level of energy efficiency in both the new-build and renovation sectors
  • An approach that goes beyond simple energy performance
  • Projects designed with greater collaboration between different trades

The Energy Performance + Architecture Awards has been awarded to the renovation of MC2, a century old building in Nantes (France) by Magnum Architectes et Urbanistes.