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Shortlist for the Multi-Comfort House Competition

Shortlist for the Multi-Comfort House Competition
Courtesy of Maria Myrianthous, Masoud Sajjadian and Ali Sehizadeh
Courtesy of Maria Myrianthous, Masoud Sajjadian and Ali Sehizadeh

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

Courtesy of Ankur Modi, Suruchi Modi and Chuyu Qui
Courtesy of Ankur Modi, Suruchi Modi and Chuyu Qui

The Green Ramp – University of Nottingham – Team Members: Ranjit Shekhar, Venu Madhav Chippa, Avinash Davidson

Courtesy of Ranjit Shekhar, Venu Madhav Chippa and Avinash Davidson
Courtesy of Ranjit Shekhar, Venu Madhav Chippa and Avinash Davidson

WINDGATE – University of Nottingham – Team Members: Ming Wei Wu, Chaoran Zheng, Xuanxuan He

Courtesy of Ming Wei Wu, Chaoran Zheng and Xuanxuan He
Courtesy of Ming Wei Wu, Chaoran Zheng and Xuanxuan He

Solar Slice – University of Nottingham – Team Members: Maria Myrianthous, Masoud Sajjadian, Ali Sehizadeh

Courtesy of Maria Myrianthous, Masoud Sajjadian and Ali Sehizadeh
Courtesy of Maria Myrianthous, Masoud Sajjadian and Ali Sehizadeh

Social Tower Experiment – University of Nottingham – Team Members: Yeuk Hei Wong, Xu Xu, Jianhui Chen

Courtesy of Yeuk Hei Wong, Xu Xu and Jianhui Chen
Courtesy of Yeuk Hei Wong, Xu Xu and Jianhui Chen

Vertical Sunspace Tower – University of Nottingham – Team Members: Fahimeh Soltani, Soha Hirbod, Katayoun Khodadadi

Courtesy of Fahimeh Soltani, Soha Hirbod and Katayoun Khodadadi
Courtesy of Fahimeh Soltani, Soha Hirbod and Katayoun Khodadadi

Manhattan Sky Podium – University of Nottingham – Team Members: Shreela Sharan, Willie Yogatama, Samuel Holt

Courtesy of Shreela Sharan, Willie Yogatama and Samuel Holt
Courtesy of Shreela Sharan, Willie Yogatama and Samuel Holt

Green Tower – University of Sheffield – Team Members: Ali Mohammad Sami Kashkooli, Katarina Rozvadska, Blazej Zemleduch

Courtesy of Ali Mohammad Sami Kashkooli, Katarina Rozvadska and Blazej Zemleduch
Courtesy of Ali Mohammad Sami Kashkooli, Katarina Rozvadska and Blazej Zemleduch

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Cite: Irina Vinnitskaya. "Shortlist for the Multi-Comfort House Competition " 02 Mar 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/115629/shortlist-for-the-multi-comfort-house-competition/> ISSN 0719-8884
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