Future Designers: Passivhaus Winners

The Passivhaus Student Competition, sponsored by Tarmac, aims to empower the next generation of architects and engineers to adopt the Passivhaus Standard

The competition focussed on energy efficiency, eliminating the performance gap and occupant health & wellbeing – all of which are rising up UK construction agenda. The competition equips students with Passivhaus knowledge and offers an opportunity to implement Passivhaus methodology on their proposals, allowing them to address these factors at the start of the design process rather than as sustainable bolt-on.

Six projects were awarded the prize, coming from University of Bath, Nottingham, Oxford Brookes, Sheffield and The University of West of England. One entry, Vladislav Artyukhov from Oxford Brookes, designed a Barcelona floating house in response to a forecast of rising sea levels and hotter climate. The prizes will be awarded at the UK Passivhaus Conference in London in October.

Jon Bootland, PHT CEO, says that “the Trust has been delighted to continue our collaboration with Tarmac on the Passivhaus Student Competition. We share the importance of educating future architects and engineers on the impact they can make by creating resilient communities and sustainable places via the built environment.”

Congratulations to all of the winners! For more details on the competition winners, see the press release in full here.