Closing date: 19 February 2018 at midday
CIBSE & UKCIP warmly invite you to take part in the third annual GI design challenge!
Supported by ecobuild, this challenge highlights the role of building-level green infrastructure, such as green roofs, living walls, indoor farms and gardens in creating sustainable indoor and outdoor environments.
Entries should consider what constitutes a healthy, productive and sustainable urban environment from both a building performance perspective, and as an improvement of surrounding public spaces. The designs should be effective now and as the climate changes.
The objectives of the design challenge are to:
- Showcase opportunities to improve the liveability of our cities through GI
- Demonstrate how GI can make an area an attractive place to work
- Demonstrate how GI can contribute to improved health and wellbeing
- Improve energy efficiency and climatic resilience.
Submissions must include design and operation solutions that enhance the indoor and outdoor environment, particularly those that:
- Enhance the primary use of land and unlock additional benefits
- Improve air quality
- Reduce overheating risk
- Improve flood resilience
- Promote more sustainable transport, such as cycling and walking
- Take account of likely future shortages in public water supply
- Improve energy efficiency.
The challenge is open to everyone:
- Individuals or teams
- Students, qualified practitioners or researchers.
Entrants can choose to work at any scale:
- Single building and its surrounding space
- Larger, more formally linked spaces and developments
- Any type of building
- Current or past design projects
- New or existing (refurbishments).
The scheme can be in any UK location.
Two A0 posters per submission:
- First poster – Presentation of the overall design strategy for the building and its surrounding urban environment
- Second poster – Presentation of a detailed design solution for at least one building (in large developments) or selected indoor spaces in single building proposals
- Calculations, drawings, and other material that provide evidence against the design principles
- Rationale behind the choice of various green infrastructure elements or structures
- Deadline for submissions of entries is midday on the 19 February 2018.
Exhibition of proposals
- Shortlisted designs will be showcased at ecobuild 2018 at Excel, London
- Shortlisted teams will be expected to present their designs in a three-minute presentation to the judging panel and to the public at the event
- The winning design will be announced at an ecobuild reception on 6 March 2018.
- Promotion of winning entry through CIBSE, ARCC and ecobuild
- The opportunity to demonstrate your expertise in this area through established networks
- Opportunities to present your work at prestigious industry events and journals.