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Educate Prize 2011- International Student Award

Educate Prize- International Student AwardRegistration: 14 July to 18 November 2011

Deadline for Digital Submission: December 09, 2011 (5pm CET)

Eligibility: Academic members of staff (e.g., Professors, Associate Professors, Lecturers, Researchers, Full-time or Part-time Studio Tutors, Contracted Staff, etc.) from Faculties, Schools and Departments of Architecture (or related discipline) worldwide are eligible to register their module, course or design studio unit to the EDUCATE Prize and submit on behalf of their students max. 1 entry under each of the three Categories of the Prize.

In the context of the pedagogical and dissemination activities promoted by EDUCATE, an – the EDUCATE Prize –
is launched to reward the implementation of sustainability in the education of future generations of professionals of the built environment.
The Prize winning proposals will be selected from entries submitted under three different Categories, celebrating outstanding student
work that creatively investigates and reflects on the various dimensions of and urban design, and rewarding
innovative and original ideas and pedagogical methods in promoting sustainable principles and practices in curricula of higher education.
The Jury of the EDUCATE Prize will be composed by representative of participating and professionals
widely celebrated for their contribution to the theme of sustainability in architectural and urban design.

Categories

Category I: Student Design Project (Year of study 1-3, Undergraduate Degrees)

Category I rewards design projects developed in design studios at the first level (e.g., Bachelor) of higher education (e.g., first, second and third year of the architectural curriculum). Design entries will have to deal with the field of architecture, urban design and/or planning or building renovation.

Category II: Student Design Project (Year of study 4-6, Graduate and Postgraduate degrees)

Category II rewards design projects developed in design studios at the second and third level (e.g., Diploma and/or Master) of higher education (e.g., fourth, fifth and sixth year of the architectural curriculum). Design entries will have to deal with the field of architecture, urban design and/or planning or building renovation.

Category III: Open Student Work (all Years of study)

Category III rewards all non-building design projects, including (but not limited to) short essays, videos, artwork, etc., which deal with themes of sustainability in architecture, urban design and/or planning or building renovation in an original and innovative way.

Submission Requirements

Requirements differ for entries submitted under the various Categories. For all Categories:

  • Submitted documents must not contain any information about the author(s), the academic member of staff and the home institution. Each entry will only be identified by a code automatically assigned at the time of submission
  • The maximum file size for each submitted document is 50MBytes
  • Only entries uploaded on a dedicated EDUCATE Prize submission page under the responsibility of the registered academic member of staff will be considered eligible
  • Text and labels in all submitted documents must be in English
  • All digital entries must be provided in high resolution quality (300 dpi)

Results and Awards

Winners (1st Prize): The winner of each Category will receive a prize of € 1000

Runner-up (2nd Prize): The runner-up (2nd Prize) of each Category will receive a prize of € 500

Runner-up (3rd Prize): The runner-up (3rd Prize) of each Category will receive a prize of € 200

Jury

The Jury will be composed by the following members of Chambers of Architects:

  • RIBA – Royal Institute of British Architects (United Kingdom): Richard Hawkes
  • Conseil National de l‘Ordre des Architectes de Belgique (Belgium): Richard Delviesmaison
  • Bayerische Architektenkammer (Germany): Oliver Heiss (Chair)
  • Ordine degli Architetti, Pianificatori, Paessaggisti e Conservatori di Roma e Provincia (Italy): Patrizia Colletta
  • Consejo Superior de Colegios de Arquitectos de Espana (Spain): Nieves Mestre, Eduardo Roig
  • Magyar Epitesz Kamara (Hungary): Attila Ertsey, Jolan Racz

International Architects will contribute to the assessment of the EDUCATE Prize, including:

  • Peter Clegg – Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios (United Kingdom)
  • Mario Cucinella – MCA Architects (Italy)
  • Bill Gething – Bill Gething: Sustainability + Architecture (United Kingdom)

Assessment Criteria

The EDUCATE Prize will be awarded to proposals that creatively investigate and reflect on the various dimensions of sustainability, including social, economic and environmental domains.

Assessment criteria will be based on the technical and theoretical contents featured in the EDUCATE Knowledge Base. The pedagogical methodologies, teaching & learning processes and methods of support of design development will also be considered. Capacity of critical reflection and awareness of sustainable mandates demonstrated by the author(s) will be equally valued by the Jury.

Registration

To register to the EDUCATE Prize on behalf of their students, academic members of staff are required to send a Registration Form via email to educate.prize@educate-sustainability.eu

Questions

For questions, registration and further information on the EDUCATE Prize, please send an email to: educate.prize@educate-sustainability.eu

Complete rules and application form may be downloaded from the web site:

http://www.educate-sustainability.eu/prize

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