how it works
Choose one of three urban situations (1. renovation & extension, 2. closing gaps, 3. renovation & addition of storey) from any district wordwide that raises your attention or from our target district “Mirke” in Wuppertal. For “Mirke” we already prepared urban situations for you (here).
Have a close look at the district and its citizens. Then choose a group of residents for whom you want to transform your object according to what you think will be a relevant (social) innovation for your selected district.
The requirements for the building designs are similar to an architectural design competition. A design and energy concept for the whole building needs to be developed following the idea of carbon neutrality.
- Scale: 1:500 site plan,
- 1:100 ground plans, sections and elevations
- up to 1:5 for architectural details
A continuing part of the building design is the site concept: Besides the building design task,the surrounding neighbourhood is described. On a conceptual level, it offers the possibility to address neighbourhood solutions such as open space design, shared spaces, energy networks, urban mobility solutions etc.
- Scale: no scale defined, conceptual level only
building challenge/demonstration unit
The Demonstration Unit is part of the whole designed building. The Teams are free to choose the most representative part of their building design, but solar systems have to be integrated.
The teams are free to choose the most representative part of their building design, but solar systems have to be integrated.
- Scale in planning phase 1:50 up to 1:2 for architectural details
- build in scale 1:1
contests, scoring & evaluation
The rules of SDE21 will be issued at September 12th, 2019, 4pm (CET). However, the 10 contests and the associated scoring are compiled already.
With the exception of the three monitoring based contests, all other contests address the design challenge as well as the building challenge.
Preliminary version, 9thJuly 2019