2011 Delta-cup International Solar Building Design Competition

The competition calls for works globally, trying to contribute the low-carbon life via application of renewable energy.

Category Idea Competition / Open to Students
Type International, Idea, Open, Single-Stage, Anonymous
Genre Environment, Housing
Country Beijing, China
Registration Deadline 1 December 2010 GoogleCal iCal
Submission Deadline 1 March 2011 (via Online) GoogleCal
Eligibility All

Description
The theme of 2011 competition is "Low-carbon Life with Sunshine". One of the prized works will be constructed in site, which will a visible and operable sustainable project.
Let's adopt the low carbon living manner and fully make use of renewable energy to build energy efficient and livable dwellings getting rid of the construct idea of high comfort level equal to high energy consumption. Let's put into effect the target of energy saving and CO2 emission reduction starting from our actions and our own house design.
Earth is the common homestead of human beings. Dwelling house is the basic place we live. Solar energy is an eternal and continuous power to low-carbon dwelling house. Therefore, design of solar dwelling house is the first step for inspiriting low-carbon life.
SUBJECTS OF COMPETITION:
1. Low-carbon and livable dwelling house in Wujiang
2. Low-carbon and livable dwelling house in Huhhot

Jury
Mr. Cui Kai (Deputy Board Member of IUA (International Union of Architects); Vice President of Architectural Society of China; National Design Master and Chief Architect of China Architecture Design & Research Group)
Mr. Lin Xiande (President of Taiwan Green Building Committee and Professor of Faculty of Architecture of Success University, Taiwan)
Mr. Zhong Jishou (Chief Commissioner of Special Committee of Solar Building, CRES and Director of CNERCHS)
Mr. Xi Wenhua (Director-General of Gansu Natural Energy Research Institute; Director-General of UNIDO International Solar Energy Center for Technology Promotion and Transfer; expert in sustainable energy field from United Nations, international coordinator)
Mr. Feng Ya (deputy chief engineer of Southwest Architecture Design and Research Institute of China; deputy director of special committee of building thermal and energy efficiency, Architectural Society of China)

Prize
- GENERAL PRIZES:
First Prize (2): RMB 50,000
Second Prize (4): RMB 20,000
Third Prize (6): RMB 5,000
Honorable Mention Prize (30)
- PRIZE FOR TECHNICAL EXCELLENCE WORKS: open-ended
- PRIZE FOR ARCHITECTURAL ORIGINALITY: open-ended

Entry Fee
None

Entries
A brief of the design scheme (no more than 200 words) and 2 or 4 panels (each 840 mm×590 mm)

Language
The brief of the design scheme should be in Chinese and English, the others are in English.

Timetable
Final evaluation: March 2011
Publication of Collections, mode making and construction drawing: April 2011- May 2011
Prize ceremony: June 2011
Building construction: July 2011- March 2012
Construction completion, check and acceptance, commissioning of solar equipments: March 2012- May 2012

Links
Past winners

Organizer
International Solar Energy Society (ISES) and Chinese Renewable Energy Society (CRES)

Official Website
http://www.house-china.net/isbdc.cn/English.aspx