Potomac Valley Brick launches brick design competition with $10,000 grand prize

June 09, 2009 |

 

                        

Potomac Valley Brick presents Brick-stainable: Re-Thinking Brick a design competition seeking integrative solutions for a building using clay masonry units (brick) as a primary material.

Current Green and Living building initiatives acknowledge the importance of integrated design solutions to achieve sustainability goals. This competition seeks to explore the potential of brick construction in the creation of an energy efficient building and challenges design teams to maximize the physical characteristics of this construction in the creation of integrated design solutions.

Competition Goals

Potomac Valley Brick has created this competition to advance thinking about integrated design solutions for sustainability. It is the goal of this Competition not only to stimulate ideas about this material, but also to document and share the best of those ideas with the design community and other related industries/influential associations through publications and distribution via the internet.


Schedule


May 26, 2009 – September 15, 2009 — Competition Registration Open

September 30, 2009 — Question Period Closes

October 30, 2009 — Deadline for Entries

December 15, 2009 — Announcement of Winners

January 27, 2010 — Award Ceremony at the National Building Museum in Washington, DC

Awards
Whole Building Design: One (1) Award and three (3) Honorable Mentions will be presented under this category.


Technical Design: One (1) Award and three (3) Honorable Mentions will be presented under this category.

Basis of Awards

This Competition is being created to encourage integrative thought about the creation of sustainable buildings and to focus that thought on a particular material, brick. Teams are encouraged to provide evidence of their design‘s performance in the form of energy models, calculations, diagrams and other materials. Design AND performance will be the basis of selecting the competition award winners.

Winners will be selected by a jury of experts from the fields of design, technology and sustainability. The members of the Jury are described below. An exhibit of competition entries is planned at the conclusion of the competition to be held at the National Building Museum. Up to three members from each winning team will be invited to attend the “Brick-stainable: Rethinking Brick” Awards Ceremony at the National Building Museum on January 27, 2010. Additionally, members of each winning team will be invited to attend Greenbuild 2010.

Prizes

• Whole Building Design Award Winner — $10,000 prize — 1 Award


Travel to and from Award Ceremony including one (1) hotel night for up to three (3) team members. Registration and travel to and from Greenbuild 2010, including one (1) hotel night for up to three(3) team members. Promotion of design ideas by Potomac Valley Brick.
• Honorable Mention — $2,000 — Up to 3 Awards

Invitation to the Awards Ceremony. Promotion of design ideas by Potomac Valley Brick. 

• Technical Design Award Winner — $7,500 prize — 1 Award

Travel to and from Award Ceremony including one (1) hotel night for up to three (3) team members. Registration and travel to and from Greenbuild 2010, including one (1) hotel night for up to three(3) team members. Promotion of design ideas by Potomac Valley Brick.
• Honorable Mention — $2,000 — Up to 3 Awards

Invitation to the Awards Ceremony. Promotion of design ideas by Potomac Valley Brick.


For more information: http://www.brickstainable.com

      

      

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