ENVI-met Award

Le prix ENVI-met UNI LAB est un prix international annuel récompensant la recherche et l’innovation dans le domaine de la modélisation du microclimat urbain à l’aide du logiciel ENVI-met.

Objectif du concours.

L’objectif de ce prix est d’encourager les étudiants du monde entier à développer des méthodes nouvelles et innovantes pour simuler, comprendre et prévoir le climat urbain. Les étudiants en architecture, en architecture paysagère et en urbanisme sont invités à participer. Les projets peuvent être développés individuellement ou en groupe, mais tous les participants doivent avoir été inscrits en tant qu’étudiants dans les 12 mois précédant la date limite de soumission.

Le jury.

Le jury est composé d’un groupe d’experts dans les domaines de l’urbanisme, de l’architecture et de l’adaptation au climat. Le jury évaluera chaque projet participant en fonction de sa pertinence dans le domaine de l’urbanisme et de l’adaptation au climat, de sa qualité innovante et technique, ainsi que de son potentiel de mise en œuvre dans le monde réel.

Le lauréat.

Le prix est décerné au meilleur article scientifique qui utilise le logiciel ENVI-met pour explorer le microclimat des environnements urbains et bâtis. L’article doit inclure des approches innovantes et/ou des applications de modèles. L’ENVI-met UNI LAB AWARD 2023 récompensera les projets gagnants pour la 1ère place : 750 EUR, la 2ème place : 500 EUR et 3e place : 250 EUR. De plus, le gagnant recevra une licence d’un an du modèle ENVI-met et sera présenté en ligne.

Leading software for high-resolution 3D modeling of urban microclimate to analyze the impact of buildings, vegetation, etc. on the urban climate with the aim of planning climate-friendly cities and improving the quality of life in metropolitan areas - designed for professional use by architects, landscape architects, urban planners etc., as well as for research at universities.

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How to Participate

UNI LAB Award open for entries April 1

Deadline June 30, 2023 (23:59 CEST)

To participate, upload your submission before the deadline via our online form. All information should be in English.

You will receive email confirmation of receipt within 24 hours of submission. If you face any issues, please contact us on info@envi-met.com

Submission requirements

Upload one A2-sized poster in PDF format (landscape or portrait), including only the project title (no author or team names) plus an explanatory summary of your project in no more than 500 words. PDF file size no more than 10MB

The A2 poster must include at least 5 pictures developed with the ENVI-met software and at least 1 representative render or photo of the place of analysis.

This excludes graphs and tables – we suggest limiting the use of these in your poster. You can find examples of the kind of pictures we appreciate in different sections of our website. Winning projects will be asked at a later time to submit individual images in a suitable resolution for online publication.

Innovation and creativity are highly encouraged. However, we recommend thinking carefully about the material you submit since this will help us to understand and assess your project but also to present your work to our international network in social media.

Further information about the ENVI-met UNI LAB Award can be found in the FAQ

Please note the project participants must own the work contained in the submission, and it must be free of third parties’ rights or express permission must be granted by all respective right holders.

ENVI-met GmbH reserves the right to edit materials provided by entrants in order to publishing the winning projects and winners will be notified regarding their materials prior to publication. Published materials will be suitably attributed.

Evaluation of Submissions

The winners will be selected by an independent jury of four outstanding international experts in the field of sustainable architecture. The jury will be looking for projects that use ENVI-met tools to develop creative and innovative solutions against climate change.

A creative and innovative approach could encompass different aspects, for instance the variety of numerical methods used, the design approach or the feasibility and level of impact of the solution beyond just solely addressing environmental challenges. Key factors the jury will consider include:

An innovative, coherent and accurate approach to simulation, analysis and design.

Research by design
Innovation in seeking urban design strategies and nature-based solutions to address climate challenges and improve urban resilience.

Interdisciplinary thinking
Solutions which tackle issues from multiple angles or involve different fields of expertise – e.g linking climatic and microclimatic analysis to ecosystem quality, decarbonization and health.

Multi-scalar approach
Solutions that apply on different scales – e.g. from the street scale to the city scale.

Communication clarity
Quality of visualization and communication of data and results to a wide, non-expert audience e.g. citizens, policy makers, civic organizations, businesses etc.

Sustainability and Science
Solutions which consider economic, cultural, social and environmental aspects and are sensitive to the local context and challenges. The judges’ decision is final, and no correspondence will be entered into.


Here you will find answers to frequently asked questions about the UNI LAB Award.

Welcome to the ENVI-met UNI LAB AWARD 2023

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Meet our Judges

ENVI-met UNI LAB Award Jury - Richard de Dear
Richard De Dear

Emeritus Professor in the School of Architecture, Design and Planning at the University of Sydney, Co-Chair of the International Energy Agency’s (IEA-EBC) Annex 69 on Adaptive Thermal Comfort in Low Energy Buildings and also Technical Advisor to the World Health Organization/ World Meteorological Organization Joint Climate and Health Office on Indoor Heat Risks to Human Health.

ENVI-met UNI LAB Award Jury - Carmen Galan
Carmen Galán-Marín

Architect and Professor/ Chair of Construction Technology and Sustainable Architecture at the Faculty of Architecture of the University of Seville and Head of the SATH research group (Sustainability in Architecture, Technology and Heritage).

ENVI-met UNI LAB Award Jury - Emanuele Naboni
Emanuele Naboni

Associate Professor of Climate Change Design at the University of Parma (Italy), Lecturer at the Master of Architecture of Extreme Environments at The Royal Design Academy (Copenhagen, Denmark), Module Leader at the School of Sustainability of Mario Cucinella Architects (Milano, Italy).

ENVI-met UNI LAB Award Jury - Jonathan Natanian
Jonathan Natanian

Architect and Assistant professor at the Faculty of Architecture and Town Planning, the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, Head of the Environmental Performance and Design Laboratory (EPDL). Since 2014 he is also leading StudioADAPT.

ENVI-met UNI LAB Award Jury - Edward Ng
Edward Ng

Architect and Yao Ling Sun Professor of Architecture at the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK. At CUHK, he is an Associate Director of the Institute of Future Cities (IOFC) and the Team Leader of Urban Sustainability and Public Health in the Institute of Energy, Environment and Sustainability (IEES).