SAWA nominated for the ARC20 Innovation Award
is one of the three nominees for the . With the ARC20 Innovation Award, the writers want to stimulate promising ideas, products and processes that are innovative and feasible within the current task of building and architecture.
The prize aims to strengthen support for innovation. The aim is to stimulate experimentation and innovation in architecture and construction. Criteria for the ARC20 Innovation Award are creativity, functionality and future-proofness.
The other two nominees are the The Growing Pavilion in Almere.and
SAWA is a unique wooden residential building in the heart of the Lloydkwartier in Rotterdam. What is special about SAWA is that the building is built in CLT (cross laminated timber) as much as possible. A building is being designed in collaboration with urban ecologists, where the greenery is integrated into balconies, terraces and deck, thereby increasing the biodiversity of the neighborhood. The program comprises approximately 100 homes, 50 of which are mid-rent apartments.
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