Focus 2023: Adaptation

Focus 2023: Adaptation

The OBEL AWARD jury has selected as its focus for the year the concept of adaptation – how can we adapt our built environment to the challenges of a changing climate?

Architects are faced with the imperative to modify the “business as usual” model if we hope to create environments for people where life can thrive in a constantly changing and often perplexing world.

Each year, the jury establishes a specific focus for the award and invites a select group of experts worldwide to suggest works that comply with both the overriding aim of the award as well as the annual theme. The overriding aim of the OBEL AWARD is to honour recent and outstanding architectural contributions to human development all over the world. Recognising and supporting the ecological and social responsibilities of architecture have been the driving force of the OBEL AWARD since its founding in 2019. With this year’s focus, the OBEL AWARD emphasises its commitment towards architecture that is respectful of both people and planet facing a changing climate.

The 2023 OBEL AWARD ceremony will take place on 21 October 2023.