Architecture competition :
A PASSIVE HOUSE CONSTRUCTION IN
THE FONTAINEBLEAU FOREST
registration is closed
By bringing together two contiguous non-constructible plots, Shelle and Xavier are lucky enough to have one of the last buildable pieces of land in the Croix Saint Jérôme sector of Noisy-sur-Ecole (Seine et Marne). This wooded area with its diverse habitats borders the Massif des Trois Pignons, the western part of the particularly wild Fontainebleau forest. The rocky chaos, sandy stretches and vegetation that compose it once served as a backdrop for the painters of the Barbizon School of Landscape Art. This massif is the most original natural area in the Parisian Basin and is an internationally renowned hiking and climbing destination.
Faced with the challenges of climate change and the scarcity of raw materials, every tonne of CO2 emitted and every kWh consumed counts and brings us a little closer to an uncertain future. In France, buildings are the most energy-consuming sector and the second largest emitter of CO2.Aware of their opportunity, but also of the responsibility that falls to them, the project owners wish to carry out an exemplary project both in terms of environmental performance and aesthetic aspects.
The entire project will have to meet the Passive House certification requirements of the Passivhaus Institute and reach the lowest possible carbon footprint level of the E+C- experiment launched by the French government.
This project is not just a single-family home project. Its aim is to become a reference in terms of responsible architecture, aware of the energy and environmental challenges we’re facing.
download the competition's specifications here :
the 4 teams selected for the competition
Arrhov Frick + JMGD
Sweden + France
Carl Fredrik Svenstedt
Atelier Delalande Tabourin
3 FINALIST PROJECTS
before December 20th, 2019
December 20th, 2019 - registration deadline
March 3rd, 2020 - submission deadline
April - winners announcement
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 maximum number of 6 projects (of which 2 may have not been executed) will be considered for each firm.
Finalize you application via the application form. Each team will have to write a cover letter.
this competition is organized in partnership with
la maison passive france, archdaily, bustler, espazium, competitions archi and archiol
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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