Edition Astana 2015

Under the Kyoto Protocol, more than 140 industrial nations have made a commitment to reduce their CO2 emissions drastically and agreed that the usage of energy-saving technologies it is a top priority in order to save our natural resources.

Overall, the building sector is responsible for 40% of the total energy consumption and CO2 emissions in the world demanding a new way of designing each new project and each new renovation.

As the world is becoming increasingly urban, and cities are becoming larger and more densely populated thus increasing our energy consumption as well as the CO2 emission.

Reacting to this situation, more and more local authorities are demanding for their new development projects, designs that fulfil the highest requirements in terms of energy efficiency while providing the highest comfort possible for their inhabitants.

It is the case of Astana authorities, Kazakhstan, which have decided to investigate deeper the possibilities of developing sustainable constructions.

In this respect the city of Astana will organize in 2017 the international exhibition: Expo Astana 2017 Future Energy. The event is conceived as an extensive, integral project that addresses topic of energy from several perspectives, allowing for it to be contemplated as a determining factor in how societies and everyday life function.

Future Energy has the clear objective: exploring strategies, programmes and technologies aimed at sustainable energy development, promoting energy security and efficiency, encouraging the use of renewable energy, and guiding visitors through their essential, active role in the design and execution of a plan for energy efficient production and use.

The task for 11th International Edition of Saint-Gobain Student Contest developed by ISOVER in close collaboration with the Department of Architecture of National Company "Astana EXPO-2017" is the design of a residential function in Astana, Kazakhstan located in the perimeter of the post exhibition residential expansion of International Exhibition EXPO 2017.

The participants will have to create sustainable architecture in accordance with EXPO's theme of Future Energy, integrated into the new urban space while respecting the Saint-Gobain MULTI COMFORT Criteria and taking into account the extreme continental climatic conditions of Astana city and regional context.

The final stage of ISOVER Students Contest Edition 2015 willbe hold during 27th - 30th of May 2015 in Astana, Kazakhstan.




1st prize

Ruslan Abildinov
Valeria Sidorenko
Iwan Schroeder

2nd prize

John Edom
Helene Lacombe

3rd prize

Artenii Valeria
Tintari Andrei

Special prize 

Czech Republik
Zuzana Zelingerova
Barbora Medova,
Jakub Med

Special prize

Tomas Boros

Special prize 

Mirbek Bekboliev
Kutay Biberoglu
Burak Ilhan

Students prize 

Karolina Chodura

International Stage

During 3 days, between 27th and 29th May, 51 student teams from 20 countries, 29 nationalities, competed in the 11th International Stage of the MULTI COMFORT HOUSE STUDENTS CONTEST in Astana, Kazakhstan.

Participants were coming from: Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, France, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Poland, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Turkey, UK and Ukraine.

The subject of this year's MULTI COMFORT HOUSE STUDENTS CONTEST was the design of a residential function in Astana, Kazakhstan located in the perimeter of the post exhibition residential expansion of International Exhibition EXPO 2017

After a long deliberation the jury, compounded from:

● Mrs. Zaure Aitayeva,
Architect, Senior Manager - Department of Architecture, National Company Astana EXPO-2017, Kazakhstan

● Mr. Roland Matzig,
Architect, RMP architects Germany

● Mr. Slawomir Szpunar,
Architect, International Marketing Director, Saint-Gobain Construction Products France

● Mr. Leif Andersson,
Engineer, International Manager Innovation & Solutions, Saint-Gobain Insulation France

● Mr. Tyshkanbaev Telman,
Architect, Stroy-Logistic, Kazakhstan,

● Mr. Sakipov Yerlan,
Architect, Archipelag, Kazakhstan

● Mr. Mussayev Zhomart,
Architect, Tetrader, Kazakhstan

● Mr. Smirnov Yuri, 
Architect, Studio ACC design, Kazakhstan