Architecture competition :
A PASSIVE HOUSE CONSTRUCTION
Near the ocean and the Hossegor Lake, Caroline and Charl are currently owners of a 1700sqm plot and want to build a 300sqm passive house to live as sustainable as possible. As a historical touristic area, the Landes county suffers from the urban sprawl and the lack of sustainable buildings necessary to change mindsets.
Aware of the footprint of every new construction in this world, they want to build their project as an example for the next decades in terms of environmental performance, design and nature relationship.
As nature lovers, the project owners also want to create an exemplary project of biophilic design. Behind this scholarly name, the aim is to build a house where landscape and architecture are designed together to create a real-life experience aimed at the well-being of the occupants, the biodiversity of the plot and the surrounding environment.
The entire project will have to meet Passivhaus institute’s Passive House certification requirements and reach the carbon footprint level of the E+C experiment launched by the French government as low as possible. Contemporary and biophilic design.
This project is not just a house project. It aims to become a reference in responsible architecture, aware of the energy and environmental challenges we face.
download the competition's specifications here :
find out which teams will participate in this competition :
+ YUA studio d'architecture
+ Ignacio Urquiza Arquitectos
nathanael dorent architecture
Nathanael Dorent Architecture
3 FINALIST PROJECTS
Click on download brief and fill out your email. You will receive the registration process details in your inbox.
Create or complete your portfolio on BAM. A portfolio will have to be created for each member of the team (Architect, Landscape designer, Design Office, etc.) A maximum number of 6 projects (of which 2 may have not been executed) will be considered for each firm.
Finalize your application via the application form. Each team will have to write a cover letter.
January 6th, 2021 - registration deadline
March 19th, 2021 - submission deadline
May 2021- winners announcement
this competition is organized in partnership with
la maison passive france, archdaily, bustler, espazium, competitions archi and archiol
the 4 teams selected for the competition
Arrhov Frick + JMGD
Sweden + France
Carl Fredrik Svenstedt
Atelier Delalande Tabourin
does the team imperatively need to include engineering design offices, or specialized consultants?
It is highly recommended to work with engineering consultants and design offices with references of passive houses, in the event that the architects do not have one. The project design and management fees is defined in the regulation.
what do you mean by "a maximum of 6 projects, 2 of which can be projects which have not been executed" ?
A maximum of 6 projects, delivered (or under construction with a photo of the building site) will be examined by the client. However, the candidate can choose to present 2 unrealized projects (lost competition, project under design, etc.)
can i attach a pdf portofolio to my application?
In the interest of fairness, portfolio on PDF format are not accepted. Only projects and elements uploaded on BAM will be considered.
can engineering design offices or consultants create their own portfolio on bam?
Portfolio on BAM can be created by architectural firms only. Other partners will be mentioned in the application file.
Any references of passive houses of the engineering consultants should be included in the team's cover letter when applying.
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