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The Water Park and the District Heating and Cooling (DHC) Expo 2008 have been awarded with the Green Good Design Award on Architecture 2011
The Water Park and the District Heating and Cooling (DHC) have been awarded by The European Centre for Architecture, Art, Design and Urban Studies and The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design. Among the awarded entries outstand, as well Philippe Starck and Foreign Office Architects (FOA).


The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design and The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies have joined forces on two continents to present

an innovative and challenging new public program: GREEN GOOD DESIGN.

GOOD DESIGN™ was founded in Chicago in 1950 by Eero Saarinen, Charles and Ray Eames, and Edgar Kaufmann, Jr. to promote and foster a greater public understanding and

acceptance for Modern Design.

In 2011, seven decades later, this new edition of GOOD DESIGN aims to bring a parallel public appreciation and awareness for an equally revolutionary design approach—a new design thinking led by a current generation of visionary architects, designers, urban planners, corporations, governments, individuals, and private and public institutions for a design and

a public environment based upon the ideals of energy conservation; the reduction of toxic waste and greenhouse gases; the diminishing dependence on fossil fuels; and a sensitivity for waste, pollution, and the depletion of the world’s energy resources. This new design

approach centers on the idea of repairing our worldwide environments with sustainability and for total ecological restoration.

Now in turn and in 2011, GREEN GOOD DESIGN's goal is to bestow international recognition to those outstanding individuals, companies, organizations, governments, and institutions—together with their products, services, programs, ideas, and concepts—that have forwarded exceptional thinking and inspired greater progress toward a more healthier and more

sustainable universe.