Living Aleutian Home Design Competition

Sponsor: Cascadia Green Building Council, Aleutian Housing Authority
Type: Open
Language: English
Fee: Professional firms – $100
Individuals (or teams of no more than 2) – $50
Students – $25
Eligibility: Open to architects, designers, students, etc.
15 June 2011 – Full competition rules released
16 January 2012 – Submission deadline
First Prize – $35,000
Second Prize – $15,000

To be announced

Design Challenge:
Cascadia Green Building Council, in partnership with the Aleutian Housing Authority, invites the world’s most talented and daring architects and engineers to design an affordable, single-family residence in one of the world’s most challenging environments: Alaska’s Aleutian Islands. This is not simply a conceptual competition. An existing house is scheduled for demolition, and a new home will be built on its footprint. The Aleutian Housing Authority, which has pledged to help reduce Aleutian energy consumption by 85%, is eager to learn whether ultra-efficient, environmentally sound homes can be developed affordably. This competition is therefore not simply about winning a prize, or even about designing a project that will be built: it is about laying the groundwork for transforming how the Aleutian built environment is created, inhabited and maintained.
Submission Requirements:
  • Signed, completed registration form
  • Design submittals: Entries must be taken through completion of schematic design
  • A narrative of between 1000 and 1250 words describing the plan for acheiving Living Building Challenge certification.
  • A narrative of between 800-1250 words describing innovative techniques for reducing construction costs.
  • Comprehensive materials list.
  • Three dimensional exterior rendering shwoing the building in context.
  • A minimum of one interior rendering showing interior design.
  • In depth calculations detailing strategies to reach required performance levels for water, energy, and construction costs.

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