The Ideas competition 'Adream 2012 – Architecture and design using renewable and ecological materials' – is a European project under the joint auspices of the Regional Council of Picardie (France) and the Free State of Thuringia (Germany) aimed at giving impetus to new developments.
The potential of renewable and ecologically sound materials is still substantially under-exploited. Through this competition, the partner regions have therefore invited and promoted innovative proposals for developing a sustainable economy by means of contemporary designs which make well-considered use of such resources.
Entrants from all over Europe submitted a range of creative and innovative projects. Here are some of the winning projects.
Coffee ground pots - Sanam Viseux - France
1st prize Design/Student
Modular thatch panels - Ratia Rabemananoro - France
1st prize Architecture/Professional
Modular thatch panels for insulation and exterior wall
Eco Bell - Camille Courlivant - France
2nd prize Design/Student
Windell : Synergie - Marta Depta - Germany
1st prize Design/Professional
Woolshade - Nikola Znaor - Austria
1st prize Architecture/Student
Moo, the street market - Alexandre Bastien, Yann Girard - France
Honorary award - Design/Professional