Architecture at Zero

Ages:Undergraduate, Graduate, Educator, Professional

Type:Submission

Categories:Architecture, Environment

Scope:International

January 10, 2018 Registration Closes

The Architecture at Zero competition was conceived as a response to the zero net energy targets set out by the California Public Utility Commission. Each year a new design challenge topic is provided. The 2018 challenge is to create a zero net energy bayside community education and visitor’s center, in support of the mission of the Romberg Tiburon Center for Environmental Studies (RTC). This facility is San Francisco State University’s center for estuary and ocean science located on 53 acres of bayside property in Tiburon, California.

The competition has two components. First, entrants will create an overall site plan to accommodate the program. Entrants are encouraged to highlight any energy efficiency strategies or systems shown. Second, entrants will design two buildings 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.

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.

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: $0 for students $245 for professional

This competition is open to students in Undergraduate, Graduate, Educator, Professional.

January 10, 2018 Registration Closes

Overview

The Architecture at Zero competition was conceived as a response to the zero net energy targets set out by the California Public Utility Commission. Each year a new design challenge topic is provided. The 2018 challenge is to create a zero net energy bayside community education and visitor’s center, in support of the mission of the Romberg Tiburon Center for Environmental Studies (RTC). This facility is San Francisco State University’s center for estuary and ocean science located on 53 acres of bayside property in Tiburon, California.

Process

The competition has two components. First, entrants will create an overall site plan to accommodate the program. Entrants are encouraged to highlight any energy efficiency strategies or systems shown. Second, entrants will design two buildings 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.

Criteria

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.

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: $0 for students $245 for professional

This competition is open to students in Undergraduate, Graduate, Educator, Professional.

Deadlines

January 10, 2018 Registration Closes