Rules & Regulations
EUROPEAN ALUMINIUM IN RENOVATION AWARD 2009 AND NATIONAL PRE-COMPETITIONS
1. The European Aluminium in Renovation Award is a bi-annual prize awarded by the European Aluminium Association (EAA) in Brussels, in close co-operation with the Aluminium for Future Generations Programme (AFFG), and National Aluminium branch organisations in Europe. ***
National Pre-Competitions will be held to identify the National winners and to select nominees for the final European Award competition.
National winners are automatically nominated for the European contest.
2. The 2009 European Aluminium in Renovation Awards and Jury Prize shall be awarded to renovation projects/buildings which have been completed after 1 January 2006 (and haven’t participated in the 2007 contest), and which are covered in one of the specified categories. The criteria used to assess entries are listed in section 6.
Only entries significantly using aluminium will be considered.
3a. In the 2009 European Aluminium in Renovation Award competition, AWARDS will be given in 2 categories:
RESIDENTIAL, including for example:
o Private houses
o Private collective housing/apartment buildings
o Social housing: houses & apartments
NON-RESIDENTIAL, including for example:
o Utility buildings: offices, commercial, industrial
o Public buildings: town hall, museum, train station...
o Historical buildings
In addition, the most significant contribution to energy efficiency across these two categories shall receive the EUROPEAN JURY PRIZE for ENERGY EFFICIENCY together with a cash prize of 5000 Euro.
3b. In the 2009 National Aluminium in Renovation competition, AWARDS will be given in the same 2 categories as described in 3a.
In addition, the most significant contribution to energy efficiency across these two categories shall receive the NATIONAL JURY PRIZE for ENERGY EFFICIENCY.
At national level, additional EXTRA PRIZES could be given for other categories e.g.:
o Doors, Windows & Curtain Walls
o Cladding and Roofing
4. Architects, principals/property owners, project developers and building-engineers may participate in the 2009 European Aluminium in Renovation Award. Projects/buildings must be located in Europe. Location of the project determines the national competition for entry.
5. Aluminium in Renovation can be interpreted here in a wider sense. It will cover both renovation, restoration and re-construction (provided the former structure of the building has been maintained, i.e. changing the function of an existing building, e.g. turning a warehouse into apartments).
6. The following criteria shall be taken into account in the assessment of the entries:
o Significant use of aluminium
o Energy efficiency
o Life cycle thinking
o Contemporary design
o Socio-economic impact
o Added value to the original building
7. At least one complete phase of a project/building must have been completed.
8. Projects/buildings must be entered by a representative of one of the parties as mentioned under 4.
Selection and assessment
9. In each category the selection committee at national level will assess the entries with respect to the completeness of its documentation and whether they meet the regulations. Entries that meet the selection criteria will qualify for the 2009 National Aluminium in Renovation Awards.
10. The final winners of the national Awards, of the national Jury Prize and of the extra prizes will be selected by an independent jury.
11. The 2 national Award winners; the national Jury Prize winner and national extra prize winners are automatically nominated for the European contest.
12. The jury will draw up a report in which it will explain its choices and the way in which the final decision was reached.
13. The entry must at least contain the following items:
a) A drawing of the project/building in question, or drawings providing a clear visualisation by means of one or several photographs, slides, drawings, scale models or a replica.
b) A fully completed entry form (enclosed with these Regulations). Incomplete forms will not be accepted for entry.
c) Cost of pre-rounds: see National Award sites (the European final round is free of charge.)
14. FOR ENTRY CLOSING DATES: SEE NATIONAL AWARD SITES
15. Entries are only accepted subject to the organisers/sponsors having the right to publicise any designs in any manner that is deemed appropriate.
16. The organisers/sponsors can not be held responsible for any loss of, or damage to, material submitted. Entries not meeting the entry criteria will be returned.
17. The judges’ decisions are final and no correspondence will be entered into.
- EAA = European Aluminium Association.The European Aluminium Association (EAA) represents the aluminium industry in Europe. The EAA was founded in 1981. Its members are the European primary aluminium producers, the national associations representing the manufacturers of rolled and extruded products in 18 European countries, the Organisation of European Aluminium Remelters and Refiners (OEA) and the European Aluminium Foil Association (EAFA).
- AFFG = Aluminium for Future Generations. The Aluminium for Future Generations initiative was created as a pan European Programme for dialogue. Today the programme covers 13 countries. At a local level they contribute to developing dialogue with stakeholders and enhancing the sustainable approach of the aluminium industry. The whole program is co-ordinated by the EAA. More info on www.aluminium.org
- National Aluminium branch organisations will organise the pre-rounds for the European Aluminium Award competition. Occasionally this can include clusters of countries like Nordic Countries, Benelux, UK etc.