After the first edition in 2020, chorus architecture organizes the third edition of the international competition archi now: sustainability first steppers contest on the theme : contextual 2.0 : building sustainability with knowledge
ARCHI-NOW competition is for the “ best “ thesis in architecture “ personal graduation work “ on themes and issues resilience and innovation in the built environment “ economics, cultural, environmental and energy sustainability ”. All eco-approaches and innovative design, contextual or projected solutions are awaited. The competition focuses on the evaluation of the personal end-of-study project, possibly accompanied by his studies or research dissertation, depending on the option chosen by the student. This award is by nature individual. However, teams can present a collective project if this is the working format chosen by their establishment.
In the evolving context of schools and architectural education, the wish is to distinguish the excellence of skills that nourish, from concept to project architectural and urban thought, to reward originality, creativity or innovation and above all to encourage research and protection of the environment.
Achieving sustainability is a process. It requires the understanding of the ever-changing contexts. In the build environment, knowledge, is perceived as having the potential to enhance understanding and interpretation.
How and why do you:
Understanding, analysis and mastery of a degree of both quantitative and qualitative information in connection with the context of intervention or of applicability.
Interpretation, production of know-how or know-why with the objectives of achieving transformation, longevity, flexibility, adaptability, assembly, disassembly, reuse and recovery, in consideration of present or future climate risks.
Beyond any stylistic (aesthetic) or programmatic,
Contextual 2.0 toward post carbon or low carbon, referring directly to the ability to add on, to extend, and to stretch the limit of green -circular economy based design responses and or cultural trends with the aim generate new idea or activate positive reinterpretation on earth as elsewhere….!
The procedure is in two phases:
First phase: Registration
Each candidate will fill out a file on our website including the following documents.
Project identification sheet specifying:
His name and all related information needed,
A jury will select the best for the second phase.
The selected candidates will receive an identification code and a presentation board template.
Second phase: Project Uploading
The selected candidates will send their work by email in the form of graphic sheets with synthetic images, photographs, or the production of models.
These documents will be supplemented by a structural diagram (shell) and by the principles adopted in terms of energy and the environment. All of these elements will be part of the presentation file which will consist of the following;
NB: The board’s presentation is the responsibility of the candidate according to what he wishes to present to the jury, the elements requested are optional, at your discretion.
(Maximum 01 single-sided pages size A4) highlighting the sustainability assets of your project,
Including the name of the project, the identification code that has been given, a brief summary of the context and justification of the project, brief summary of the analysis and concept, plans, sections, facades, perspectives or synthetic images, these which can be completed by a model. Please make sure to highlight the sustainability assets of your project.
Third phase: Results
The projects will be analyzed by the jury, which will decide on the winners.
HERITAGE ARCHITECT|DEVELOPER|CULTURAL ECONOMIST|CFO
AUTHOR|MERGING ECOLOGIES STUDIO
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR AND AWARD-WINNING ARCHITECT
SAMER EL SAYARY
DR. ARCHITECTURE|ASSISTANT PROFESSOR AT ISTEUB|AMA GROUP
ARCHITECT|SUSTAINABILITY EXPERT|CEO AT NIKO GREEN
PH.D. IN ARCHITECTURE|UNIVERSITY LECTURER
PROFESSOR AND GRAPHIC DESIGNER|RSVP ARCHITECTS
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS URBANA-CHAMPAIGN
ACADEMIC|CONSULTANT|THOUGHT LEADER IN DIGITAL ENGINEERING AND PROJECT MANAGEMENT|LEADERSHIP
LIVERPOOL JOHN MOORES UNIVERSITY
ARCHITECT|SENIOR MANAGING DIRECTOR AT ART AND DESIGN STUDIO PHD FELLOW|COMMITTEE MEMBER
COMMONWEALTH YOUTH FOR SUSTAINABLE URBANISATION
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR|TUSKEGEE UNIVERSITY USA
ARCHITECT|SPECIALISED IN ECOLOGICAL ARCHITECTURE
PROJECT AND PROGRAM DIRECTOR AT CHORUS ARCHITECTURE
ARCHITECT|SUSTAINABLE INNOVATIONS & GREEN TECHNOLOGIES
CONSULTANT|CEO CHORUS ARCHITECTURE |SOCIAL ENTREPRENEUR