Architects have the power to create innovative designs while reducing their environmental impact by reusing and refurbishing existing materials. This approach not only helps to preserve a building's character but also ensures that projects remain within budget and minimise their carbon footprint.

The Adaptive Reuse (Alteration/Addition) category at the 2023 Sustainability Awards celebrates architects who salvage and repurpose materials from existing structures, transforming them into contemporary, functional designs that are sympathetic to the building's historical significance and setting.

The jury for the Sustainability Awards evaluates entries based on their innovation, functionality, and sustainable design principles. Architects who have demonstrated their expertise in crafting sustainable designs and minimising their environmental impact are recognized and celebrated.

This year’s Sustainability Awards will see Interface partner with Architecture & Design for the Adaptive Reuse category. Interface is intent on transparency in terms of its operations, with the statistics there for all to see.

76 percent of the energy Interface utilises is renewable, while there has been a 96 percent reduction of market-based GHG emissions at carpet manufacturing sites. Since 1996, 85 percent of waste sent to landfills from the company’s carpet manufacturing sites is down, and finally, approximately half of the material in the flooring products are either recycled or bio-based.

If you're an architect or designer with a project that showcases your commitment to sustainable design, register now for the 2023 Sustainability Awards. Don't miss your chance to be recognized for your innovation and dedication to building a more sustainable future.


Image: 2022 Winner Sue Hutton's Stephenson's Mill by Hector Abrahams Architects.