Tag Archives: 2017 Design Challenge

Submission: April 02, 2017
Registration: April 02, 2017
Language: English
Location: Concept
Prizes: 1st Prize: $2500, 2nd Prize: $1500, 3rd Prize: details below
Type: Open


The weary traveler isn’t looking for just any place to lay their head; hotel guests today are more tech-savvy, design-aware and sensitive to their surroundings than ever before. What would make their stay more comfortable? Let your imagination run wild and design the hotel stay of the future by demonstrating innovation in guest experience (comfort, entertainment and information) integrating at least 3 innovative appliances (can be ideas, projects or products currently on FirstBuild, or brand new concepts).

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hotel room design challenge

Submission: February 01, 2017
Registration: February 01, 2017
Language: English
Location: Concept
Prizes: 1st Prize: $15,000
Type: Open


An important part of the sustainability conversation, the Architecture 2030 Challenge addresses the energy buildings consume day to day. However, achieving true sustainability means looking at a building’s energy use over an entire lifetime, including the energy consumed in producing the materials used in its construction. Studies have shown that the CO2 emissions embodied in these materials account for 50 to 300 percent of a building’s overall consumption. The numbers are striking, given that minimizing embodied energy can be as simple as substituting materials that produce fewer CO2 emissions or eliminating nonessential components entirely.

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