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Architecture at Zero 2016 Competition Challenge

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Application Deadline: Friday, October 28th, 2016.

The Architecture at Zero 2016 competition challenge is to create a zero net energy student housing project at the San Francisco State University campus.

The competition has two components. First, entrants will create an overall site plan to accommodate 784 housing units, student services, dining center, childcare facility, and parking, detailed in the Challenge Program.

Entrants are encouraged to highlight any energy efficiency strategies or systems shown, especially ones that apply to a district scale. Second, entrants will design one building, in detail, to indicate zero net energy (ZNE) performance. In order to demonstrate the building design and its performance, entrants will provide required documentation and may also include supplementary documentation

Eligibility

This competition is open to students, architects, landscape architects, urban planners, engineers and designers anywhere in the world.

 

Awards and Judging

Up to $25,000 in total prize money will be awarded to student and professional winners.

Entries are judged on the presentation board highlighting the project and any supplementary documentation. A separate review panel will convene to jury the technical components, which will result in a Technical Evaluation provided to the Jury. The Jury will determine the winners from all submissions. The Technical Evaluation is not the sole criterion on which entries will be judged but acts as a complement to the overall project design evaluation.

Entries are weighed individually, not in competition with others. Jury decisions will be based solely on the materials submitted. Criteria include quality of design, resolution of the program or idea, innovation, thoughtfulness, and technique.

Deadlines

The registration deadline is Friday, September 30th at 6:00pm PST and the submission deadline is Friday, October 28th, 2016. Your full entry must be received by 1:00 pm PST.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Architecture at Zero 2016 competition challenge

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