Weißensee, Carinthia, Austria

Its consequent care and conservation of natural space and the conscious restriction of constructional development while at the same time promoting energy-efficient architecture best characterize Weißensee. Land use, soft mobility and tourism merge into an impressive symbiosis, which has ultimately induced the establishment of  sustainable regional value chains. Special mention should also be made of activities to increase awareness, process-related work towards the mission statement, the remarkable community identity and social life. Therefore, Weißesee has been honoured with a European Village Renewal Award for sustainable, holistic and otto-adequate village development of excellent quality.