Brick-stainable: Re-Thinking Brick

design competition

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iscrizioni entro 15/09/09 | consegna entro 30/09/09

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.

The 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.

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