Mediterranean Sustainable Architecture 2013

MEA2013 Landscape

Awards Profile 

The MEA2013 is a new international design competition covering all buildings that have been completed during the last five years in the Mediterranean zone.

This competition is an opportunity to point out innovative sustainable design projects realized around the Mediterranean basin, where climate and economic conditions are akin. Its goal is to enhance exchange of ideas on environmentally conscious design, enriching the ecological sustainability approach. It also aims at highlighting projects that follow the principles of sustainability in architecture mainly through environmentally responsive passive design solutions. Implementation of natural systems and mild technologies is more welcome than high performance applications, also important but inexpedient to apply in countries which do not dispose local industrial units, as are most of the Mediterranean ones. Mostly welcome are projects that deal with regional sources, enhancing the individual identity of regions and promoting diversity, immediately linked to the spirit of ecology. Original and seminal projects are requested, which improve life standards and have low impact on the environment, both ecological and cultural.

MEA2013 honors the most innovative and creative design solutions in the following categories:

civic / urban / residential / healthcare / cultural / leisure / commercial design.

All entries will be submitted online. No entrance fee is required. Press release will be sent out to international publications and media. Each submission will feature on our website

The winning and shortlisted projects of the MEA2013 will feature in a special bilingual edition of Building Green Magazine, the quarterly Greek review.

A MEA2013 awards ceremony will be organized in Athens.