Life Reusing Posidonia has been awarded the NAN Architecture andConstruction prize by the TPI Group and NAN Arquitectura y Construcción. The presentation event took place on 30 November 2017 in Barcelona.
The architect and head of the European project, Carles Oliver, received the award for the best residential construction project for the 14 subsidised housing units in Sant Ferran (Formentera) on behalf of the IBAVI (Institut Balear de l'Habitatge).
The prototype is the main initiative of the European project to combat climate change known as Life Reusing Posidonia, an environmental project driven by the IBAVI and the General Directorate of Energy and Climate Change of theGovernment of the Balearic Islands, whose goal is to provide reliable data to all administrative departments involved in urban development or the environment: city councils, island councils, autonomous governments, central governments and the European Commission.
The Life Reusing Posidonia project can be viewed in a travelling exhibition that has already been shown in Formentera, Ibiza, Palma and Mahón, as well as in a documentary that has been broadcast in the regional TV station IB3 which also forms part of the travelling exhibitions.
The exhibition embraces heritage, architecture and the environment in an effort to support the return of traditional architecture as a means to combat climate change. It offers a global outlook of the ecosystem in which we live and which we are a part of.