All award winners (Bronze, Silver and Gold) are invited to join the World Habitat Awards (WHA) Network, consisting of a group of former winners and finalists of the competition since 1986. Every year, the new winners join the Network and every year it grows from strength to strength.
We organise online and in person meetings for WHA Network members, to learn about each other’s practice in the field of housing. Members can share information with the Network through a dedicated LinkedIn group and reach out to other members to explore synergies and collaborations.
Twenty five people from 15 member-organisations from 15 countries and UN Habitat joined our most recent WHA Network event which took place online in July 2023, We heard from a number of previous award winners’ about their approaches to ‘Addressing the Climate Emergency‘.
Session one (video):
- Cheng Hui, professor at the Green Building Research Center of the Xi’an Univ. of Architecture and Technology which was finalist of the WHA twice in 2006 and 2011.
- Julien Jacquot, expertise director at Gerés (France) which was finalist in 2011 for a project in India, and 2016 for a project in Afghanistan.
- Nusrat Nasab, CEO of the Pakistan office of the Aga Khan Agency for Habitat which was a Gold winner in 2020.
Session two (video):
- Olivier Moles, researcher and responsible of the Habitat department at the International Center for Earth Architecture CRAterre (France) which was finalist in 2018 for a project in Haiti.
- Juan Loyo, director of Programa VACA (Mexico), Finalist 2021.
Previous event details:
June 2023: Network lunch in Barcelona (in person)
February 2023: Introduction of the 10 new winners to the network (online).
November 2022: Regional meetings (online)
June 2022: Network dinner in Katowice, Poland (in person)
February 2022: Introduction of the eight new winners to the network (online).
If you would like to know more about the WHA Network please contact us.