Architecture at Zero 2016 is a zero net energy design competition open to students and professionals worldwide, engaging architecture, engineering, planning students and professionals in the pursuit of energy efficient design. This year’s competition is a student housing project on San Francisco State University campus. Student registration is free. Register for updates.
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.
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.
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.
The competition is open to all architects and students around the world
September 30, 2016
To apply and for more information, click here