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International Housing Competition: Straw Bale Ecological House.

Submission: May 19, 2019
Registration: May 05, 2019
Language: English, Spanish
Location: Guadalajara, Spain
Prizes: USD $2,300 + Publication
Type: Open

 

The Straw Bale Ecological House competition is a contribution to the natural, sustainable and efficient homebuilding. The eco-house will be built with a modular and prefabricated system of straw bales, a green roof, a greenhouse and consequently a high level of energy efficiency.

A successful design must bear in mind all limitations described, as well as make creative additions with regards to the daily life of Oscar, his daughter and his family, in relation to the outside marked by the slope and the wonderful views.

REQUIREMENTS:

The program for Óscar´s house is based on the actual needs of a solitary man who resides in Madrid (40 minutes drive) and will start inhabiting this house occasionally as his GREAT REFUGE.

For this reason the house will be built in 2 stages: The Refuge and The Extension.

El refuge, first stage:

> Kitchen – Dining room.
> Bathroom.
> Mezzanine.
> Greenhouse.
> Parking.

The extension, second stage:

> Living – dinning room.
> 3 bedrooms.
> Bathroom.
> Laundry room.
> Storeroom.
> Roofed summer deck.
> Natural swimming pool.

GENERAL CONDITIONS:

Architecture students, architects and construction and design professionals can register and participate in the contest.

Both individuals and groups (no more than 3 people) can participate.Each participant may submit a single project and may not be part of more than one group.

Individual participants or groups can be from any country.

Anyone interested in the project may participate, regardless of age, country of origin, career or previous work experience.

Those interested can download the contest rules directly from the contest’s website.

Proposals can be submitted in English or Spanish.

ELIGIBILITY: Architects and architecture students, construction and design professionals

EVALUATION CRITERIA.

In addition to the personal evaluation criteria of each member of the jury, the following variables will be evaluated:

> Its suitability to the contextual facts, the local climate and the law.
> Its innovation and importance.
> Its functionality: interpretation of the proposed program in both construction phases.
> The bioclimatic design strategies included.
> Its technical and economic viability.

Each member of the jury will evaluate each submitted project following the same evaluation protocol. The final outcome of the competition will be based on the sum of the four individual evaluations.

PRIZE: USD $2,300 + Publication.

KEY DATES AND REGISTRATION FEES:
Advance registration: February 19 – March 19 (USD $80)
Last minute registration: March 20 – May 5 (USD $100)

DEADLINE TO SUBMIT THE PROPOSALS: May 19, 2019.
ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE WINNERS: June 24, 2019.

JURY:

> Architect Ángela Ruiz. Arquitectura y Biocontrucción Atipical, Madrid, Spain..
> Architect Jordi Serramia, SingularGreen, Alacant, Spain.
> Architect Jose Veiga, Ecopaja-Green Building, Gasteiz, Spain.
> The house owner: Óscar López. Madrid, Spain.

Go to the competition’s website

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