Type of competition: Open, two-stage, international
Location: Village of Lozen, near Sofia, Bulgaria
Eligibility: Open to architects, designers, students, individuals and teams, etc.
First Place 1500 BGN
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Passive House Bulgaria challenges the architectural community to design a schematic design proposal for an affordable, low energy, single-family houses, focus the public attention to this new type of energy efficient buildings, and promote the design and construction of Passive Houses in Bulgaria. Designs should demonstrate that the passive houses can be affordable and beautiful.
Design a house in the village of Lozen, located in the suburbs of Sofia that is economical and has extremely low energy consumption. Setbacks for the front and back must be 5 m (16 ft) sides 3 m. (10 ft). The design must have a treated floor area of 120-180 м². (1,292 – 1,938 sq. ft) – It must include a living room, dining room, kitchen, two bedrooms (min.), one full bath, one half bath, or two baths. The project teams may choose the orientation of the house. The use of sustainable concepts, including innovative technologies and methods that lead to additional savings of energy and natural recourses, pollution neutralization concepts, use of local and recycled materials are beneficial for your design. The design proposal should strive to achieve the Passive House Standard as follows:
Provided Materials (they can be requested by completing the online registration form):
The total number of images cannot exceed 15. The max sizefile for upload 10MB, quality standard from 150 to 300 dpi.
The files should be sent via email to email address: email@example.com
First Stage – Selection of the top 10 projects finalists, chosen as follows:
Second Stage – Selection of first place and four honorable mentions.
The top ten projects / finalists will be judged on a point system (from 1 to 10 points) per judge on the following criteria:
- Quality of Design
- Originality of Thinking
- Application of the Passive House Design Standard
- Calculations, Material Choices and Details (from Excel sheet)
- Sustainable Concepts – possible ideas relating to use of innovative technology and methods that lead to additional savings of energy and natural recourses, pollution neutralization concepts, use of local, and recycled materials. The judges should review the projects on the competition website and should submit their evaluations and brief comments for the strong and weak points of each of the ten projects by April 14, 2012
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