Material scientists win the ambitious architecture award for their solution for carbon-neutral concrete. With this winner, the OBEL AWARD jury hopes to encourage innovative cross-disciplinary solutions to the challenges of climate change.
“It is such an honour to receive the OBEL AWARD. This visibility will help us attract people in industry and scale our technology – and scale it rapidly. Humanity can’t afford to spend 20-50 years scaling the technology to give us sustainable materials. It needs to be now.”
– Sam Draper
“We want to highlight the importance of collaboration between academia, industry, and the work of architects. That’s why the OBEL AWARD is great because it’s essentially forcing this collaboration, making us take notice of each other, and getting that interdisciplinary work happening. I can’t wait to see some of the brilliant architects take this material and do some weird and wonderful things with it.”
– Barney Shanks