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Building Re-Skinning Competition

Architecture Contest News – increasing energy efficiency and reducing environmental impact

Re-Skinning Competition – 2010 Contest Information

Building Re-Skinning Competition – 2009

The purpose is to advance the state-of-the-art in building retrofitting technologies. The task of re-skinning existing infrastructure to increase energy efficiency and reduce environmental impact is a timely and urgent challenge. It is also one of the most exciting opportunities for technological collaboration on a global level.

Before ; After
Building Re-Skinning Competition Building Re-Skinning

Images by Edward Burtynsky, Canadian Photographer, artist and environmentalist

Building Re-Skinning Competition Dates:

The Competition Timeline:
11-12 May 2009: Competition launches
1 Sep 2009: Deadline for submission of designs
30 Sep 2009: Judging completed, 5 finalists selected
31 Mar 2011: Finalist project construction completed
31 Mar 2014: Energy monitoring completed, Z-Prize winner announced.

Building Re-Skinning Contest

The Competition Criteria:
– aesthetics
– energy efficiency
– smart technology
– return on investment
– potential as a solution for large numbers of buildings

The Z-Prize:
The winning 5 entries will be monitored for a period of 3 years after completion of the retrofit to examine and compare how they actually perform in practice. The Z-Prize will be given to the building that has most reduced the energy per square foot, averaged over the 3 years of monitoring. We hope to make the Z-Prize, the largest prize in the world for Architecture so as to encourage high quality worldwide participation.


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World Skyscrapers

Zerofootprint is a socially responsible enterprise whose mission is to apply technology, design and risk management to the massive reduction of our environmental footprint. We operate both in the for-profit and charitable domains through two entities, Zerofootprint Software and Zerofootprint Foundation using shared technology.

Housing Expansion Prototype, Temixco, Morelos, Mexico
Architects: ANTNA – Diego Rivero Borrell, Santiago Arroyo
Un Cuarto Más, Temixco, Morelos Housing
photograph : Jaime Navarro
Housing Expansion Prototype in Temixco

The Scalpel, City of London, UK
Design: Kohn Pederson Fox – KPF
The Scalpel Tower Lime Street
image courtesy of the architects
The Scalpel London Skyscraper Building

American Architecture

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