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The European project BiPV meets history promotes the "Special Solar Architecture Award in prestigious contexts"
06 April 2020
SUPSI, Department for Environment Constructione and Design, Institute for Applied Sustainability to the Built Environment
In Italy officially opened the “In/Architecture 2020 Awards” which have been celebrating Italian architecture for almost 60 years. Among this year's special prizes, the “Award for solar architecture in prestigious contexts” is promoted by the European project “BIPV meets history” of which SUPSI is a partner. To the contest can participate designers (architects or engineers), construction companies or customers who have used photovoltaic technologies in prestigious historical and landscape contexts in Italy and Switzerland.


As part of the European research project "BIPV meets history", of which SUPSI through the Institute for applied sustainability to the built environment is a partner, is promoted the "Special Solar Architecture Award in prestigious contexts". The award is dedicated to the energy recovery of a historic building or a work inserted in a place of high architectural, landscape or naturalistic value, which uses integrated photovoltaics.
The award is included in the National Awards created for 60 years by In/Arch, an Italian institution founded by Bruno Zevi to promote architectural culture.

Exceptionally, only for the European research project BIPV meets history, buildings built in Italy and Switzerland since 2014 may compete. Any designer (architect or engineer) or construction company or client who has used photovoltaic technologies in historical contexts in an exemplary way and valuable landscaping in Italy and Switzerland will be able to self-nominate their own work.

Due to the Coronavirus health emergency, in order to allow the widest participation, the promoters of the Award have decided to extend the application deadline to 18 July 2020 (ex 18 May 2020) on the official website

The award ceremony will take place at the Biennale in Venice.


Operation co-financed by the European Union, the European Regional Development Fund, the Italian State, the Swiss Confederation and the Cantons as part of the Interreg V-A Italy-Switzerland Cooperation Program