Architecture at Zero

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Architecture at Zero Deadline: 2019-01-10
Award: Up to $25,000
Open to: Students, architects, engineers, designers*

The Architecture at Zero competition challenge is to create a zero net energy recreation centre at the campus of California State University, Monterey Bay. Two new buildings will be constructed in two phases and will replace two existing buildings and parts of two parking lots.

There are two parts to the challenge:

1), participants will create an overall site plan to accommodate the program outlined below. Entrants are encouraged to highlight any energy efficiency strategies or systems shown.

2), participants will design two attached 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. 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.

Winners will be announced on March 1, 2019 at 10:00 AM PST at at CSUMB Entrants are invited to attend this public announcement by the Architecture at Zero jurors.

Representatives from CSUMB and PG&E will lead a tour of the competition site on October 27, 2018 at 12 noon. This session will be filmed and questions and answers posted on the website for those unable to attend in person.

* Details may apply. See contest website to confirm eligibility.

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