Award ceremony of the "Sustainable is Beautiful" competition
The award ceremony of the 4th "Sustainable is Beautiful" student competition took place on April 16. On this occasion, the jury awarded five prizes among the 13 projects in competition, which involved more than 40 students in architecture at EPFL, sometimes associated with students from other EPFL sections or from other Swiss universities. All the projects have been exhibited from 16th to 23rd April in the Project Room of the SG Building, EPFL Campus.
Entitled ACTIVE HOUSING, this 4th edition was organized by the Laboratory of Architecture and Sustainable Technologies (LAST), with support from the Swiss National Science Foundation (National Research Pro-gramme 70), the Swiss Federal Office of Energy, Swissolar and the City of Ecublens.
This edition aimed at designing one ore more residential building(s) on a real site located on the municipal territory of the City of Ecublens. It will best take into account high requirements in terms of energy effi-ciency, photovoltaic production and architectural expression. The proposition has to specifically integrate the “Advanced Active Façades” (AAF) concept, developed in the framework of the PV 2050 research project, part of the National Research Program "Energy Turnaround" (NRP 70) of the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF).
Chaired by Prof. Emmanuel Rey, the jury consisted of representatives of EPFL, Swissolar and the City of Ecublens, as well as BIPV experts and architects of professional practice. The jury had a total amount of CHF 10'000.– to be awarded. At the end of the evaluation process, the jury decided to award the following prizes :
The first prize, corresponding to 4'500.– CHF, has been awarded to the project entitled « L’Alchimiste » and proposed by students Grégory DOS SANTOS, Sébastien LORENZINI, Nordine MAHMOUDI and Tobias RICHTERICH.
A second prize ex-aequo, corresponding to 1'500.– CHF, has been awarded to the project entitled « Le Cubarre d’Ecublens » and pro-posed by students Loris JUNGEN, Matthias PENGG and Samy STOSIK.
A second prize ex-aequo, corresponding to 1'500.– CHF, has been awarded to the project entitled « Chrysalide » and proposed by stu-dents Tanguy MULARD and Aloys MÜTZENBERG.
A second prize ex-aequo, corresponding to 1'500.– CHF, has been awarded to the project entitled « Là-Haut » and proposed by students Lucien BERSET and Tristan WICHT.
Furthermore, the City of Ecublens Special Prize, corresponding to 1'000.– CHF, has been awarded to the project entitled « Là-Haut » and proposed by students Lucien BERSET and Tristan WICHT