Saint Gobain architecture student competition/Helsinki



Sponsor: Saint-Gobain Isover
Type: International, open
2024 site location: Helsinki
Eligibility: Architecture/engineering students in years 1-6
(Participants represent the university and the country where they are studying at the time of the competition)
Fee: none
Language: English
29 March 2024 – Registration deadline
26 April 2024 – submission deadline
Total awards sum: €11,500 (1st prize €5,000)


Judging criteria:
Assure that focus is given to both building typologies by students and the jury. 


  • Design excellence, functional concept, adapted to context, and building information. Master plan, interconnection of the buildings to the exterior public green space.


  • Design clearly addresses sustainability criteria:
    • Carbon & energy (energy, LCA, passive strategy,…)
    • Resources & circularity (material optimization, recycled materials/content, waste management proposals)
    • Health & wellbeing (thermal, lighting, acoustic and indoor air quality comfort)
  • Quality and consistency of the proposed construction details with regards to building physics.
  • Correct usage and mentioning of Saint-Gobain products and solutions*
    *Criteria evaluated during National Stage and must be fulfilled if considered for International Stage.