ENGINEERING & CONSTRUCTION
A lot of ideas remain castles in the sky. Planners rely on the Siemens Lufthaken, the century-old hook fixed in air. Projects turn out to be impossibly hard to realise in the given time frame and/or physical setting. This is especially true here: 10 days, 20 teams, 1 site. 80 Pts./J.
ELECTRICAL ENERGY BALANCE
The best way to increase efficiency is by measuring it, byte by byte, sun ray by sun ray. No electron escapes the monitoring panel of the SDE jury. All electricity used in the house has to be supplied exclusively by photovoltaic panels. Challenge accepted. 120 Pts./Measured.
People need to be able to drink a cold fruit juice, eat a warm tomato soup, take a hot shower, sleep tight, take a proper s***, wash clothes within a day, watch TV all night long, do their homework, clean their hands — in short: everything we take for granted in a shelter. 120 Pts./M.
URBAN DESIGN, TRANSPORTATION & AFFORDABILITY
This year’s edition expressively stresses urban issues: people increasingly live in cities and they become more mobile day by day. And they will only opt for an economically feasible solution. It is mandatory to think a concept in its context. 120 Pts./J.
At some point the world might not take it anymore. Or, more likely, we won’t take it anymore. Unless we want to end up as Tyrannosaurus Rex (wait, wouldn’t having tooths as big as a bicycle sometimes be great?) we need to choose materials and processes wisely, comprehensively analysing the entire life cycle. 80 Pts./J.