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/ OPAL Special Awards

In addition to the open submissions to OPAL, we give three SPECIAL AWARDS that are nominated exclusively by our distinguished jury panel. These Special Awards are rewarded for outstanding achievements and contributions to the built environment in the categories of

/ Sustainability

/  Innovation

/  SOCIAL IMPACT

Their work and achievements must be truly outstanding and have made a game-changing impact in their sectors, a true inspiration for others to follow.

Please view the Special Award presentations below.

/ 2021 SUSTAINABILITY AWARD
SKIDMORE, OWINGS & MERRILL

SOMs' future visions of holistic concepts, inspired by natural ecosystems, bring together sustainable urban design, innovations in materials, and emerging technologies.

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/ 2021 SOCIAL IMPACT AWARD
SHARON DAVIS DESIGN

Sharon Davis Design creates humanitarian and community-focused projects. As well as being cost-effective and environmentally conscious, Davis' designs serve one purpose: improving people's lives through architecture.

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/ 2021 INNOVATION AWARD
WERNER SOBEK

This years prize is awarded to Werner Sobek for his Gradientenbeton, aka Graded Concrete, offering significant material savings and emission reductions.

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/ 2020 SOCIAL IMPACT AWARD
MASS DESIGN GROUP

This years prize for SOCIAL IMPACT is rewarded to MASS DESIGN GROUP for their outstanding methods of using architecture as a vehicle to improve peoples lives.

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/ 2020 SUSTAINABILITY AWARD
TRANSSOLAR

Climate engineering firm TRANSSOLAR KlimaEngineering is awarded the 2020 SUSTAINABILITY AWARD for their groundbreaking climate and energy concepts.

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/ 2020 INNOVATION AWARD
FARSHID MOUSSAVI OBE RA

The 2020 OPAL SPECIAL AWARD for INNOVATION is awarded to Farshid Moussavi OBE RA for her outstanding contributions to the built environment.

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