RockShell – architectural possibilities in the use of wall building systems

Sponsor: Innosite

Type: open, international


The RockShell wall system is a newly developed building system for supporting external walls. The RockShell wall system is an innovative modular system meeting future requirements of minimum energy loss and efficient building processes. The system combines the requirements of environmentally sustainable lightweight structures with prime energy performance, efficient assembly, technical support and advantages for the end user.

Fee: None


5 July 2012 – Submission deadline

Design challenge:

According to the sponsor, “We are looking for ideas and proposals that will demonstrate the use of RockShell in a social housing complex with family dwellings. The proposal must be based on the accurately drawn-up construction site, Åmosevej 12 in Hillerød, Denmark. Aerial photo is attached. The proposal submitted should contain a housing project comprising 20-50 dwellings for families, each of maximum 110m2, built as terraced houses, cluster houses or blocks of flats of maximum 2 ½ floors. The areal of the construction site is 7483 m2. The parking and buildings should be disregarded in the proposal.

We are looking for ideas and proposals that challenge the parameters and the limitations of the building system without compromising architectural quality.”

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