Curated by Fundació Mies van der Rohe

We reaffirm our commitment to sustainability as the central theme of our event through the CONSTRUMAT Awards, curated by Fundació Mies van der Rohe, an institution with international experience in research, criticism, and dissemination of modern and contemporary architecture.

Recognizing the most sustainable buildings

The CONSTRUMAT Awards, created in 1985 by the Fair’s organizing committee, is a biennial edition and throughout its history has distinguished the excellence of architectural and engineering works and projects based on environment-friendly construction, the transversality of professional services, and the innovation by research on construction systems and new materials.

The 20th edition of the CONSTRUMAT Awards is an opportunity to go on and distinguish those studios, companies, consultants, builders, and clients who, by means of their architectural works, contribute to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) adopted by the United Nations to implement the 2030 Agenda, turning these into references for future strategic plans.

Procedure and categories

The CONSTRUMAT Awards 2024 will focus on environmental SUSTAINABILITY, therefore, unlike previous editions and due to the Award specialization, an expert committee will nominate a set of relevant sustainable works. The board will evaluate the criteria and professional commitment in the design and construction of sustainable, efficient, healthy, and affordable buildings and cities that contribute to the well-being of people and the planet

Two PRIZES will be awarded among the nominated works by the expert committee:

  • Prize to the winning proposal chosen by a qualified jury.

  • Prize to the work selected by public vot.

The jury

The jury responsible for selecting the winning work is comprised of three members with recognized professional and/or academic backgrounds in the field of practice and research in sustainable architecture.

Marie-Hélène Contal

Marie-Hélène Contal, architect. Dean of the Ecole Spéciale d’Architecture in Paris, and member of the jury of the Global Award for Sustainable Architecture.

Marie-Hélène Contal

Marie-Hélène Contal és arquitecta y graduada en ciencias sociales por el Instituto de Estudios Políticos (Sciences Po) de París. En 1991 se incorpora a la Secretaria del Estado para ‘Grandes Proyectos’, y más tarde, a la Cité de l'architecture et du patrimoine de París, para su configuración e impulso, donde es nombrada directora de Gestión Cultural. También ha estado auditora de la Fundación franco-americana y de la Fundación Palladio. Destaca su trayectoria divulgativa e investigadora, como editora de la revista Archi-Créé (1985-1991), y es autora de diferentes artículos y publicaciones sobre arquitectura sostenible de gran difusión internacional. Actualmente, es miembro del jurado del Global Award for Sustainable Architecture y directora de l'Ecole Spéciale d'Architecture de París.

Olaf Grawert

Olaf Grawert, architect at, ETH Zurich lecturer and co-initiator of HouseEurope!.

Olaf Grawert

Olaf Grawert works as a partner at the Berlin architecture firm (b+), which focuses on the adaptive reuse of existing buildings. He is a lecturer at (s+), the chair for architecture and storytelling at the Department of Architecture, ETH Zurich. He was co-curator of ‘2038’ exhibition for the German Pavilion at the 17th Architecture Biennale in Venice. He is co-initiator of HouseEurope!, a non-profit public interest group, preparing a European Citizens' Initiative aimed at advocating for EU laws to boost the renovation of existing buildings and stop their demolition driven by speculation.

Jordi Pagès Serra

Jordi Pagès Serra, architect. Co-founder at SUMO arquitectes. Associate professor at ETSAB-UPC and co-director of the Postgraduate program 'New Constructive Systems' at Escola Sert-COAC.

Jordi Pagès Serra

is an architect by the Barcelona School of Architecture of Barcelona (ETSAB-UPC, 1994), completing his academic training at the University of Delft (TU Delft). From 2007 he undertakes his professional career as a founding partner in SUMO Arquitectes SLP. Among other works and awards, the Urània civic center received the Green Solutions Awards 2017 and an honorable mention in the International Prize for Sustainable Architecture Fassa Bartolo 2019. The Mar Bella School was awarded at the Mapei Awards for Sustainable Architecture 2021. He currently combines practicing and academic activity, as a lecturer in the Department of Architectural Technology at the ETSAB-UPC and is co-director of the postgraduate course “New Construction Systems” at the Escola Sert of the COAC.

Expert Committee

The scientific committee will be composed by representatives of institutions, associations or groups specialized on the research, practice, and promotion of SUSTAINABILITY in architecture

The knowledge and experience of the committee is essential to guarantee the rigor and quality of the nominated works, as well as to justify and establish the insights that must define the Awards

L’Architecture d’Aujourd’hui (AA)

L’Architecture d’Aujourd’hui (AA), founded in 1930, is the oldest French architecture magazine. It’s a bilingual French-English journal and distributed worldwide. AA comprehends architecture as the embodiment of cultures in the broadest sense, defining architecture as THE discipline at the forefront of ecological issues. In other words, with six thematic issues per year and as many special issues, AA offers an overview of the ecological question not only from an energy or technical perspective, but also from a social and cultural one through emblematic and manifest architectures and buildings.

Emmanuelle Borne

Chief editor of L’Architecture d’Aujourd’hui

Sustainability and Architecture Association (ASA)

The Sustainability and Architecture Association (ASA) is an independent, non-profit association, with open participation and neutral character, formed fundamentally by architectural professionals with common concerns and knowledge on sustainability and architecture issues. ASA was established in 2007, promoted by the Higher Council of Architects Associations in Spain (CSCAE), with the aim of raising awareness about the design of sustainable environments in architecture and urban planning, through activities that promote the culture of sustainability, both in training, practice, and dissemination of knowledge, with the aim of legitimizing architects as valid interlocutors in the collective challenge of sustainability.

Manuel Enríquez Jiménez. ASA Chair.

Architect, partner at ByE arquitectos and lecturer at Navarra School of Architecture (ETSAUN).

Architecture and Sustainability Association (AUS) 

The Architecture and Sustainability Association (AUS), within the Association of Architects in Catalonia (COAC), brings together technicians with environmental and social sensitivity interested somehow in the sustainability of buildings and urban planning, and who often work in this field in their professional career. AUS defends sustainable habitats for the well-being of the planet and its inhabitants. The aim is to seek a world that combats climate change, minimizes energy demand and waste, and preserves natural heritage. AUS is committed to an architectural and urban model that is carbon-free, efficient, culturally rooted and a forerunner of social transformation.

Albert Cuchí  Burgos, Greta Tresserra  Sans and Toni Escudé  Poulenc

Chair and Deputy-Chairs AuS

Bauhaus Earth

Bauhaus Earth is a non-profit organization that aims to catalyze the transformation of the built environment towards regenerative, circular, and resource-efficient buildings and cities using bio-based materials. The initiative is guided by the conviction that such a reform process must go beyond decarbonizing the building sector but include restoring and expanding global ecosystems such as forests and transforming buildings and cities into durable carbon sinks that contribute to long-term climate restoration. 

Philipp Misselwitz. Bauhaus-Earth Executive Director

Architect and urban planner, former Managing Director of the Institute of Architecture at Technical University Berlin (TU-Berlin) and chair of Habitat Unit; partner of Urban Catalyst GmbH Berlin

 GBCeGreen Building Council España (GBCe)

Green Building Council España (GBCe), or the Council for Sustainable Construction in Spain, is the main organization for sustainable construction in our country. Established in 2008, it serves as a reference in the transformation towards a sustainable model in the construction sector. They are part of a wide, growing, and diverse global network, with a presence in more than 70 countries and 36,000 members representing the entire value chain: World Green Building Council, WorldGBC. Together with its partners, GBCe shapes, certifies, and facilitates connections to accelerate the transformation towards sustainability in our habitat.

Justo Orgaz Domínguez. President of GBCe

Architect, founding partner at Trasbordo Arquitectura, and construction management


The CONSTRUMAT 2024 Awards are organized by Fira de Barcelona,

located at Avenida Reina María Cristina, s/n 08004 Barcelona with VAT number Q0873006A.

The current edition is curated by the  Mies van der Rohe Foundation.

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