Each year the Global Award for Sustainable Architecture™ recognizes five architects who share the principles of sustainable development and a participatory architectural approach for the needs of society, in both the northern and the southern hemispheres.
The Global Award was created in 2006 by the architect and scholar Jana Revedin, the Cité de l'Architecture et du Patrimoine and the member institutions of its international scientific committee. In 2010, the Award was placed under patronage of UNESCO.
The work carried out by The Global Award has garnered significant international attention, proving a platform for scientific independence to unite the award winners in a community of collective research and experimentation of architectural and urban self-development projects.
The Cité de l’Architecture et du Patrimoine continues to support the cultural promotion and production of the prize by publishing the work of the architects and their contribution to the global debate. Given the cultural and political importance of this movement, since 2017 the Cité has taken full directorship of the Global Award program.
The Global Award for Sustainable ArchitectureT ceremony has been rescheduled to Friday 8 October 2021.