The 2024 OBEL AWARD focus
asks how architecture can strengthen
the position of working
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Each year, the OBEL AWARD jury establishes a focus for the award. Emphasis is placed on a focus that forms dialogue on emerging agendas that recognize the importance, fragility and challenges facing our societies and the built environment. In this way, the award seeks to identify exemplary architectural projects that respond to these significant current and future challenges.

Adaptation

Scape
2023

Adjusting ecological, social, and economic systems in response to climate change.

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Emissions

Seratech
2022

Eliminating CO2 emissions from the built environment.

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Cities

15-minute city
2021

Offering new and daring solutions to the challenges of urbanisation.

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Mending

Anandaloy
2020

Repairing, healing, and making our environment, in its many facets, whole again.

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Well-being

Water Garden
2019

Touching and inspiring our senses and emotions.

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