Winners of the 2011 Sustainability Art Awards

We are pleased to announce the winners of the “2011 Sustainability Art Awards” which recognize architecture as art and artists as champions of sustainability.  The awards are not a commentary on the artistic or aesthetic value of the artwork; instead they are a reflection of the artwork as an expression of Sustainability in the Built Environment of the St. Louis Region.

The definition of sustainability used in the judging criteria derives from the LEED Rating system — LEED stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design — and the categories within this rating system:

Sustainable Sites
Water Efficiency
Energy & Atmosphere
Materials & Resources
Indoor Environmental Quality
Regional Priority
Awareness & Education
Innovation & Design

As well as the artist’s Expression of Concept

And now for the winners:

  • Richard Reilly – a participatory look at the regional status quo vis-à-vis sustainability
  • Missouri Botanical Garden Green Team – The Quilt
  • Christopher Manzo – A Treed Place of Play

Judges remarks include the following:

a participatory look at the regional status quo vis-à-vis sustainability:
“Innovative approach to entice the viewer to contribute to the piece of art as well as the movement.”

The Quilt:
“Seeing this compelling, highly creative, meticulous art surely makes the viewer appreciate re-use”

A Treed Place of Play:
“Tucked unobtrusively into a public space, snugged up against the sidewalk, it invites passers-by to hop off the trail and explore the structure.”

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