Architectural student competition for sustainable green spaces, with the SNF support
13 June 2017

WWF Greece with the cooperation and the scientific support of the Urban Environment Lab of the School of Architecture, National Technical University of Athens, organized a competition, which was open to undergraduate students enrolled at the Faculties of Architecture and corresponding Departments in Greek Polytechnics and Universities.

Young students of architecture were invited to develop ideas and proposals for the creation or redevelopment of public sustainable green spaces, under low construction and maintenance costs.

On Tuesday, June 13th, Impact Hub Athens hosted the Press Conference for the Architectural competition, as well as the awards ceremony. Out of a total of 27 entries, the first three selected architectural proposals  received a cash award, while the remaining seven finalists received honorable mentions. Of particular importance is the fact that the students’ proposals will be forwarded to the municipal authorities in order to provide solutions for immediate implementation, contributing to the improvement of the public urban green spaces in Greek cities.

The original competition was implemented as part of the WWF Greece program “Better Life”, which is made possible through a major grant from the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) and the support of the John S. Latsis Public Benefit Foundation. The program features a series of open informational and recreational activities, focusing on mobilizing and raising awareness among school communities, as well as the wider Greek society for the benefit of the environment, economy and social solidarity.