World Habitat Awards, Winner 2017

Since 1985, the Building and Social Housing Foundation, supported by the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat), has each year awarded two projects worldwide that provide innovative answers to urgent housing needs. One award is presented in the global South and one in the global North. Ā«More than LivingĀ» impressed the jury as one of the largest and most ambitious cooperative projects in Europe. The holistic interpretation of sustainability, the interdisciplinary and participative planning approach, and the creation of cost-effective, ecological, and high-quality living space underpin the award. The award ceremony traditionally takes place on World Habitat Day, which is organised by UN-Habitat every October.