02 Dec 2010 10:12:18
Awards at Ecobuild 2011
The BREEAM Awards return to Ecobuild again in 2011 to recognise the highest scoring buildings under BREEAM.
Independently assessed, and representing genuinely sustainable buildings, categories for the 2011 awards will include best buildings in the office sector, education, health and residential, as well as more specialist buildings including prisons, courts, datacentres, multi-residential buildings and leisure. There will also be a number of international awards, reflecting BREEAM's growth outside the UK, and special awards for the management of existing buildings (BREEAM In-Use) and the Government sector.
The BREEAM awards will take place at 18.30 on Wednesday 2 March in the Platinum Suite, level 1.
The winning entry in TRADA's competition for students at Oxford Brookes University School of Architecture will be displayed at Ecobuild.
Students were encouraged to experiment with form and space, and tasked to design a timber pavilion with a footprint of 20 sq. metres which would exploit timber's architectural, aesthetic, structural and sustainable attributes.
The winning entry will then be constructed off-site for installation at Ecobuild 2011, with support from TRADA and engineering support and materials provided by Timbmet, and will showcase 3D models of all the shortlisted entries.
At Ecobuild on Tuesday 2 March, "rock star physicist" Professor Brian Cox will be presenting an award to the winner of the CIOB's Inner Space 2050 competition for students aged 11–12 years to design sustainable work and living spaces in orbit.
Professor Brian Cox will be asking in his lecture during the Ecobuild conference on Wednesday 2 March 2011.
UK architectural students are being invited to take part in an international competition to design an energy efficient New York skyscraper according to the Isover Multi-Comfort House definition, and with Passive House components. The UK finals of the competition will be judged at Ecobuild 2011, where visitors will be able to attend presentations of the entries and see models of the students' schemes in situ at the site in Greenwich Village, after which the top three entries go on to compete in the final in Prague next May.
The Technology Strategy Board, Modern Built Environment KTN and EPSRC are joining forces to bring their Innovation future zone competition back to Ecobuild for a second year. The zone will showcase shortlisted entries of new or near-to-market technologies relevant to the priority areas of energy efficiency, refurbishment, climate change adaptation and process efficiency, and the winning entry will be announced at Ecobuild on Thursday 3 March.
Contact us for more information about Ecobuild 2011.