Architecture at Zero

Ages:High School, Undergraduate, Graduate, Educator, Professional

Type:Submission

Categories:Architecture, Environment

Scope:International

Registration Closes
Jan 11, 2022 6:00pm
America/Los_Angeles

http://www.architectureatzero.com/challenge/

The 2021-22 competition challenges entrants to develop affordable housing for farmworker families in Visalia, California, one of the world’s most productive farming regions.

The 2021-22 Architecture at Zero competition focuses on decarbonization, resilience and equity.  The challenge is to design affordable housing for farmworker families in California’s Central Valley. Key aspects of this project include responding to the challenges of equity and resilience through the design solution. There are four parts to this competition: First, entrants will create an overall site plan to accommodate the program outlined below. Entrants are encouraged to highlight any energy efficiency, renewable energy, energy storage, and carbon reduction strategies or systems shown. Second, entrants will design the building in detail, demonstrating how the design will result in lower carbon emissions and embodied carbon, and addressing the requirements of the California Title 24 Building Energy Efficiency Standards. In order to indicate how the building design will result in lower carbon emissions, entrants will provide required documentation and may also include supplementary documentation. Third, entrants are asked to describe how this project will build resilience. Entrants will be asked to complete a table outlining the inclusion of climate adaptation strategies and indicate on the site plan or section aspects of design strategies that support resiliency.  Finally, entrants are asked to consider how their design addresses equity for the project’s residents.  Entrants will be asked to write a short essay and indicate on the site plan or section aspects of design strategies that support equity.

Entries are judged on the presentation board and the material highlighting the resilience and equity aspects of the competition.  A Technical Review Panel will convene to consider the decarbonization strategies of each entry. This Technical Evaluation is then provided to the Jury.  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.
This competition has not yet listed it's awards.

Website: http://www.architectureatzero.com/challenge/

Managing Organization: Architecture at Zero

Contact:

info@architectureatzero.com

Entry Fee: $275

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

Registration Closes
Jan 11, 2022 6:00pm
America/Los_Angeles

Overview

The 2021-22 competition challenges entrants to develop affordable housing for farmworker families in Visalia, California, one of the world’s most productive farming regions.

Process

The 2021-22 Architecture at Zero competition focuses on decarbonization, resilience and equity.  The challenge is to design affordable housing for farmworker families in California’s Central Valley. Key aspects of this project include responding to the challenges of equity and resilience through the design solution. There are four parts to this competition: First, entrants will create an overall site plan to accommodate the program outlined below. Entrants are encouraged to highlight any energy efficiency, renewable energy, energy storage, and carbon reduction strategies or systems shown. Second, entrants will design the building in detail, demonstrating how the design will result in lower carbon emissions and embodied carbon, and addressing the requirements of the California Title 24 Building Energy Efficiency Standards. In order to indicate how the building design will result in lower carbon emissions, entrants will provide required documentation and may also include supplementary documentation. Third, entrants are asked to describe how this project will build resilience. Entrants will be asked to complete a table outlining the inclusion of climate adaptation strategies and indicate on the site plan or section aspects of design strategies that support resiliency.  Finally, entrants are asked to consider how their design addresses equity for the project’s residents.  Entrants will be asked to write a short essay and indicate on the site plan or section aspects of design strategies that support equity.

Criteria

Entries are judged on the presentation board and the material highlighting the resilience and equity aspects of the competition.  A Technical Review Panel will convene to consider the decarbonization strategies of each entry. This Technical Evaluation is then provided to the Jury.  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.

Awards

This competition has not yet listed it's awards.

Participate

Website: http://www.architectureatzero.com/challenge/

Managing Organization: Architecture at Zero

Contact:

info@architectureatzero.com

Entry Fee: 275

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

Deadlines

Registration Closes
Jan 11, 2022 6:00pm
America/Los_Angeles