August 26, 2013
And the Winner is…
Metropolis announces the winner of the 2006 Next Generation Award.
The third annual Next Generation® event, sponsored by Herman Miller and Maharam, occurred last night at the Art Director’s Club in New York City. Partygoers celebrated the winner of the 2006 Next Generation® Prize—architect Virginia San Fratello.
San Fratello, joined by her collaborators Ronald Rael and Isaiah Dunlap, was rewarded with $10,000 for her Big Idea, The Hydro Wall. This concept is a series of flexible sacs that store rainwater within a building’s wall. Intended for warm climates, the Hydro Wall acts as a thermal mass. Learn more about the winning team and their project in the June issue of Metropolis.
The 11 Next Generation® runners-up, listed with their Big Idea entries below, will be presented in the July issue of Metropolis and featured in issues throughout the year.
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