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It’s always a great time of year, when the award winners are announced at EcoBuild.

The winners were drawn from the highest scoring buildings in 2015 – under the BREEAM schemes for assessing building sustainability – and include many of the most innovatively sustainable buildings in the UK and countries across Europe, including France, Holland, Sweden and Turkey.

The awards cover a variety of sectors including residential, retail, industrial education and health care as well as project types such as new build, refurbishment and in use

The winning buildings were:

  • Enterprise Centre, University of East Anglia (Education and Healthcare)
  • ECOstyle Warehouse, Oosterwolde (Industrial)
  • Five Pancras Square, London Borough of Camden (Mixed Use and Other Buildings Award)
  • ANM AMRO Headquarters, Amsterdam (Office In-Use Award)
  • The Edge, Amsterdam (Office New Construction Award)
  • Noda, Coca Cola, Paris (Office Refurbishment and Fit-Out Award)
  • Courtauld Road, London (Residential Award)
  • Kanyon, Istanbul (Retail In-Use Award)
  • Torsplan, Stockholm (Retail New Construction)

This year’s winners represent an extraordinary variety of inspirational buildings that are setting the standards for sustainability in the design, construction, refurbishment and management of our built environment. Ranging from multi-use to civic buildings, shops, warehouses, research centres, and homes and much besides, they demonstrate that the many benefits of sustainability can be gained from virtually any type of building.

Celebrating its 25th anniversary, BREEAM has helped shape the built environment and positively contributed to better buildings. As the world’s leading sustainability assessment method for buildings and communities, BREEAM has issued more than 530,000 certificates and has a global reach of more than 70 countries.

But on a passing note, well done not to only those that won, but also those that didn’t. Each and every building is an inspiration and shows the art of the possible and an amazing contribution to our built environment.


Martin Townsend
About the Author
Martin has a diverse professional background covering all aspects of the built environment from advising UK Ministers when he was an Advisor in Government, to his time as a Regulator in the Environment Agency, or working on construction sites. He works closely with the construction industry bringing sustainability issues alive for companies' right across Social, Economic and Environmental agenda. As Director at BRE he looks to accelerate and broaden the uptake of tools, standard and learning throughout the industry, from component, building and city level, and in doing so, challenge the industry to improve, based on both best practise, but also the latest research.

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