January 27, 2011
by Canadian Architect
The Canada Green Building Council – Ottawa Chapter is proud to present the Ottawa Ecological Competition 2011. This three-day weekend event runs from March 4-6 2011, and engages post-secondary students and young building professionals in developing innovative, integrated building designs aimed to influence and inspire industry, government, and the public. Students from several post-secondary schools and disciplines compete in teams, guided by young environmental and building professionals, to develop new design ideas for a real client.
In this year’s event, students will be asked to conceptualize new designs for a local high school in partnership with the Ottawa Carleton District School Board. The competition will introduce the students to an Integrated Design Process (IDP) through a charrette workshop offered at the outset of the weekend. At the close of the weekend, the winners of the competition will be announced during a gala reception, which is open to the public.
Judges will base their awards on levels of innovation, influence, realistic conceptual designs, and team dynamics. The judges are senior professionals and will include a representative from the host organization. The Ottawa Chapter will publicly announce the contest and the results in various media outlets, and will display winning entries publicly on their website and to their membership, contacts, and the building industry as a whole.
Cash prizes will be awarded.
For more information, please visit www.ecologicalottawa.ca.
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