Multicomfort house student contest

Contest Task 2015

Past Contest Contest Task 2015

Under the Kyoto Protocol, more than 140 industrial nations have made a commitment to reduce their CO2 emissions drastically and agreed that the usage of energy-saving technologies it is a top priority in order to save our natural resources..
Overall, the building sector is responsible for 40% of the total energy consumption and CO2 emissions in the world demanding a new way of designing each new project and each new renovation.

As the world is becoming increasingly urban, and cities are becoming larger and more densely populated thus increasing our energy consumption as well as the CO2 emission.

Reacting to this situation, more and more local authorities are demanding for their new development projects, designs that fulfil the highest requirements in terms of energy efficiency while providing the highest comfort possible for their inhabitants.

It is the case of Astana authorities, Kazakhstan, which have decided to investigate deeper the possibilities of developing sustainable constructions.

In this respect the city of Astana will organize in 2017 the international exhibition: Expo Astana 2017 Future Energy. The event is conceived as an extensive, integral project that addresses topic of energy from several perspectives, allowing for it to be contemplated as a determining factor in how societies and everyday life function.

Future Energy has the clear objective: exploring strategies, programmes and technologies aimed at sustainable energy development, promoting energy security and efficiency, encouraging the use of renewable energy, and guiding visitors through their essential, active role in the design and execution of a plan for energy efficient production and use.

The task for 11th International Edition of MULTICOMFORT HOUSE STUDENTS CONTEST developed by ISOVER in close collaboration with the Department of Architecture of National Company "Astana EXPO-2017" is the design of a residential function in Astana, Kazakhstan located in the perimeter of the post exhibition residential expansion of International Exhibition EXPO 2017.

The participants will have to create sustainable architecture in accordance with EXPO's theme of Future Energy, integrated into the new urban space while respecting the Saint-Gobain MULTICOMFORT Criteria and taking into account the extreme continental climatic conditions of Astana city and regional context.

The final stage of ISOVER Students Contest Edition 2015 willbe hold during 27th - 30th of May 2015 in Astana, Kazakhstan.

Figure 1 - Geographical location Astana
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Contest task for MultiComfort House Students Contest 2015