Edition 2024 Helsinki

International Stage
International Stage International Stage

10 - 12 June 2024

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Contest
Presentation

We believe buildings can and should deliver both improved performance and sustainability. We care about maximizing health and wellbeing for everyone, everywhere – while minimizing impact on the environment over a building’s lifespan.

Universities are preparing future generations, and students are already building the future. Together we can build it better. 

The objective of the Architecture Student Contest is to develop a project based on sustainability, both for people and the planet. The buildings will be highly energy-efficient, low-carbon, and provide a comfortable environment for their occupants, in order to create better living, working and leisure spaces everywhere.

Helsinki Contest Task 2024

Discover the Contest Task in images by watching these two videos. Read the description of the competition task to find out more about the city of Helsinki, the requirements and the judging criteria for the Architecture Student Contest 2024.
Drone views of Helsinki and the Contest Plot
360° view of the Contest plot - Immersive Experience

Resources

Plans and Drawings

Teachers’ Days 2024

Each year Saint-Gobain organizes the Teachers’ Days Event which takes place before the launch of the competition. 
This two-day event offers the opportunity for teachers from participating universities to discover virtually the task of the competition and to contribute to the creation of the Contest Task.

 

Architecture Student Contest 2024 – Teachers’ Days – Day 1
Architecture Student Contest 2024 – Teachers’ Days – Day 2

Judging Criteria

OBJECTIVE :

Assure that focus is given to both renovation and new construction by students and the jury. 

ARCHITECTURE : 

  • Design excellence, functional concept, adapted to context, and building information. Master plan, interconnection of the buildings to the exterior public green space.

SUSTAINABLE  CONSTRUCTION :

  • Design clearly addresses sustainability criteria:
    • Carbon & energy (energy, LCA, passive strategy,...)
    • Resources & circularity (material optimization, recycled materials/content, waste management proposals)
    • Health & wellbeing (thermal, lighting, acoustic and indoor air quality comfort)
  • Quality and consistency of the proposed construction details with regards to building physics.
  • Correct usage and mentioning of Saint-Gobain products and solutions*

*Criteria evaluated during National Stage and must be fulfilled if considered for International Stage. 

SketchUp and SG SAVE-I Plug-In

The SG SAVE-I Plug-In, designed for SketchUp, is an energy calculation tool for buildings and daylighting that uses the EnergyPlus computational kernel (currently the most advanced algorithm). It contains an extensive database of Saint-Gobain products,

Discover the replays of trainings sessions below:

Architecture Student Contest 2024 - SG SAVE-I Plug-In for SketchUp - Training 1
Architecture Student Contest 2024 - SG SAVE-I Plug-In for SketchUp - Training 2

OneClick LCA

Every year, in collaboration with our partner OneClick LCA, we organize trainings and provide tools to help students build their project. 

Click HERE to access the tools and below to watch the replays of the 2 training sessions:

Architecture Student Contest 2024 – OneClick LCA training 1
Architecture Student Contest 2024 – OneClick LCA training 2

Prizes

Prize

1st Prize

5 000 €

+ Award Certificate signed by the International Jury members

Prize

2nd Prize

3 000 €

+ Award Certificate signed by the International Jury members

Prize

3rd Prize

1 500 €

+ Award Certificate signed by the International Jury members

Prize

Teacher* Prize

1 000 €

+ Award Certificate signed by the International Jury members

* This prize is awarded to the project which receives the most votes from the teachers at the International Stage.

Prize

Student** Prize

1 000 €

+ Award Certificate signed by the International Jury members

** This prize is awarded to the project which receives the most votes from the students at the International Stage.

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