In its ninth year, the American Institute of Architects, California (AIACA), unveils the winners of this year's Architecture at Zero competition. Focused on project designs that promote zero net energy (ZNE) buildings, the international competition invites students and professionals to submit their best ideas. For this latest iteration, the competition partnered with the San Benito County Free Library in Hollister, CA, asking participants to create a better library design using ZNE techniques.
Juried by Paul Torcellini, Principal Engineer, National Renewable Energy Laboratory; Gregg Ander, President of Gregg D. Ander, LLC; Allison Williams, FAIA; Cole Roberts, ARUP and Marsha Maytum, FAIA, LEED AP, the group selected the following students and professional winners. Honorees are awarded up to $25,000 in total prizes.
Single Citation Award given to students at Academy of Art University in San Francisco and Chung Yuan Christian University, Taiwan ENTRY: “Illumination”
Merit Awards were presented to the following students from:
Cankaya University in Ankara, Turkey
ENTRY: “TO GATHER “
Wroclaw University in Poland
ENTRY: “Atrial Creep
CEPT University in Ahmedabad India
Citation Award goes to DIALOG + Byrens Kim Design Works
ENTRY: ”THE BRANCH”
Merit Award goes to Murphy Burnham and Buttirck Architects
ENTRY: “Community Currents”
Honor Award goes to Jensen Architects
ENTRY: “Book Garden"
To learn more about the competition and its winners, visit architectureatzero.com.
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