The Electric Fueling Station of the Future


Sponsor: Electric Autonomy Canada
Type: Open, international
Fees: none
15 November 2021 – Submission deadline for entries
1 February 2022 – Winners announced
The Competition is open to residents of any country who: 1. have reached the legal age of majority in their place of residence at the time of entry, 2. where entering this Competition is legal where they reside (void where prohibited by law), 3. who agree to be bound by these Competition rules and its Annex(es) (the “Rules”) and 4. have experience in design, including:

●  Designers and design firms from all disciplines
●  Architects, landscape architects, urban design and architectural firms
●  Engineers
●  Interdisciplinary teams in engineering, architecture, design and other adjacent industries may enter collaboratively, as long as one team member is an accredited architect or designer or enrolled in a post-secondary program in the field
●  Post-secondary students enrolled in design and architecture programs
1st Prize – $25,000 CAD

2nd Prize – $10,000 CAD
3rd Prize – $5,000 CAD
Honorable mentions to be made at discretion of the jury
• Claire Weisz, Principal, WXY, New York, NY
• Bruce Kuwabara, Founding Partner, KPMB Architects
• Magalie Debellis, Manager, Cadillac bRanded Advanced Design
• Peter Vikar, Physical Design Director, Local Projects
• Ian White, Senior Vice President, Strategic Marketing and innovation, Parkland
• Bindu Dhaliwal, Vice President Environmental, Social and Governance, CIBC
• Nino Di Cara, President and Founder, Electric Autonomy Canada
• Wilf Steimle, President, Electric Vehicle Society
Entrants are asked to incorporate the following design considerations:
• We are seeking a design for a roadside rest stop for a highway, allowing for visitors to engage in multiple activities, including vehicle recharging, dining and more. The design can take the form of a single building or multiple pavilions and areas.
• Highway electric charging takes approximately 20 to 40 minutes so the dwell time is significantly longer on site than a typical fuel pump of 5 minutes. (Visitors do not need to attend to their cars while plugged in.) • Design solutions should reflect the travelers’ convenience and hospitality needs. Be creative with the amenities provided on site, which can range from retail to dining to play areas for children and other landscape design features.
• Consider parking and charging areas creatively. Recharging is completely non-toxic, so there are no hazardous materials involved. Aside from highway noise, electric vehicles are also considerably quieter.
• While this competition is primarily aimed at passenger-vehicle travelers, keep in mind that users of the station can include families and other groups of leisure travelers, business travellers and those driving on longer commutes.

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