The following projects were selected by insulation specialist Saint-Gobain Isover as the eight shortlisted projects for the UK final of the Multi-Comfort House Competition. The competition produced many interesting solutions to the problem of urban development and energy efficient construction for high rise buildings.
Read on for more informations and images from the shortlisted projects.
The subject of the competition was to foster a creative approach to a concept of high rise buildings that made use of energy efficient components of construction and passive energy options. The program for the tower was a multi-use space defined by the Isover Multi-Comfort House, with Passive House components. The Isover Multi-Comfort House is defined by the following parameters: derives from the passive house concept (leading to bioclimatic design), is sustainable, taking into account environmental, economic and social factors, provides the best thermal comfort and related energy savings, offers excellent acoustic comfort (according to ISOVER acoustic comfort classes ) and visual comfort, indoor air quality, fire protection and safety and allows high flexibility in building design outside and inside. The site for the tower is in Greenwich Village and in the Central Business District of Lower Manhattan, NY. Each team of up to three students were to produce a design that takes account of social and economic implications of the tower, as well as considerations of the process and materials of construction.
These are the eight shortlisted concepts:
The Green Canyons / Team Members: Ankur Modi, Suruchi Modi, Chuyu Qui
The Green Ramp – University of Nottingham – Team Members: Ranjit Shekhar, Venu Madhav Chippa, Avinash Davidson
WINDGATE – University of Nottingham – Team Members: Ming Wei Wu, Chaoran Zheng, Xuanxuan He
Solar Slice – University of Nottingham – Team Members: Maria Myrianthous, Masoud Sajjadian, Ali Sehizadeh
Social Tower Experiment – University of Nottingham – Team Members: Yeuk Hei Wong, Xu Xu, Jianhui Chen
Vertical Sunspace Tower – University of Nottingham – Team Members: Fahimeh Soltani, Soha Hirbod, Katayoun Khodadadi
Manhattan Sky Podium – University of Nottingham – Team Members: Shreela Sharan, Willie Yogatama, Samuel Holt
Green Tower – University of Sheffield – Team Members: Ali Mohammad Sami Kashkooli, Katarina Rozvadska, Blazej Zemleduch