Life Reusing Posidonia recognised with the 2018 FAD Awards for Architecture and Interior Design
Last June 7, the Premis FAD d’arquitectura i interiorisme 2018 (2018 FAD Awards for Architecture and Interior Design) were presented. Since 1958, these awards have recognised Spain’s best works in the field of Architecture and Interior Design. This year the winning project has been Life Reusing Posidònia, by the authors Carles Oliver, Antonio Martín, Joaquín Moyá, Alfonso Reina and Maria Antònia Garcías Roig.
The awarded project consists of a public housing proposal that aims to reduce the building’s environmental impact and reduce the vulnerability of human environments to climate change. The project pursues the construction and monitoring of a prototype of 14 homes in the municipality of Sant Ferran de ses Roquetes (Formentera). The experience of this project has an added value for the EU since it is directly applicable to the whole Mediterranean region. The building is also a model of efficient construction to achieve the objectives of the EU 20/20/20 strategy, which requires all public buildings to achieve nearly zero consumption from December 31, 2018. At this moment, the nearest qualification in EU is Energy Class A rating. This building becomes the first example of collective housing building with Energy Class A rating at the Balearic Islands.
The project, funded by LIFE+ programme, has been promoted by the IBAVI (Institut Balear de l’Habitatge, Balearic Institute of Housing) in collaboration with the Directorate General of Energy and Climate Change of the Autonomous Community of the Balearic Islands.
Societat Orgànica has participated in this project providing technical-environmental assessment for the incorporation of criteria and recommendations on the reduction in the use of resources and the generation of waste.
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