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Competition for renewable energy sources and bioclimatic architecture for shells to shelter people affected by natural disasters

November 6, 2006
by Canadian Architect

Architects are invited to develop new construction methods and practices for efficient shells and settlement units that will satisfy the urgent housing needs engendered by different geographic, topographic, ecological, social, or political crises. Architects from around the world are invited to submit viable solutions for inhabitants that can be set up quickly and economically, and respect the environment and natural resources. The goal of the competition is to collect innovative ideas and examples of bioclimatic shelter typologies that utilise renewable energy sources and can be exploited in different locations, climates, and cultures. Propostions should seek to generate, on the short and medium term, a vast urban and social restructuring.

The registration deadline is January 31, 2007, and the submission deadline is June 29, 2007.

Awards totalling 70,000 Euro will be distributed to the various winners. The 11-member, international jury will award three prizes of 20,000, 15,000, and 10,000 Euro, as well as five honourable mentions of 5,000 Euro each.

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