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“Net Zero Building N Squared” Net Zero Building Design Award Ceremony

  • PostDate:2023-12-19 17:43

For the purpose of encouraging everyone to take part in the 2050 Net Zero Building transition, raise public awareness on the topics of net zero buildings and sustainable environment development, the Ministry of Interior, Architecture and Building Research Institute, along with the assistance of Taiwan Architecture and Building Center hosted, the first Net Zero Building Design Competition “Net Zero Building N Squared”. The competition seeks to inspire the architecture and design industry, as well as students to apply future sustainable and carbon reduction techniques in net zero building planning and design concept to increase building energy efficiency. Furthermore, the competition also encourages the industry to invest in carbon reduction techniques and widen public-private partnership in promoting net zero buildings development. It is expected that the works of this competition will lead a movement on the development of new carbon reduction techniques and widespread support, setting the foundation for the country’s 2050 Net Zero Building target.
The competition is divided into the student and industry entry groups. The main theme of this year is the creative design of net zero building, using at least two types of net zero building techniques such as sustainable façade design, materials application, energy management, multi-power use, digital integration, and water and waste management, to develop a current or virtual building design concept. This idea encourages the youth and industry to infuse net zero building concept into architectural space and the overall design, in order to raise living environmental quality, management efficiency, and achieve the goals of ESG environmentally sustainable development, and net zero building.
The Architecture and Building Research Institute points out, the main theme of this year’s competition is to encourage participants to develop a net zero building design based on a current or virtual building, by using the concepts of net zero building techniques, with a focus on feasibility, practicability, and creativity. The competition encourages teams to use net zero building techniques, and develop innovative applications to raise environmental quality of life, increase management efficiency, and to realize the goal of net zero building.
The registration timeline for the competition was from May 17th to August 15th, and a total of 30 entries were entered. The evaluation process, by a jury panel made up of net zero building professionals, scholars, and related organizations, successfully selected this year’s high-quality entries. This year’s Net Zero Building Design Competition “Net Zero Building N Squared” not only covers the profession of building design, and further emphasizes the combination of diverse smart innovative technologies, and to fulfill the sustainable goal of net zero building. This year’s entries showcased a diverse range of net zero building techniques whether it be real or virtual, and has set an innovative and strong net zero cornerstone of the future net zero building industry.
The Architecture and Building Research Institute, Ministry of Interior, held the Award Ceremony on December 15th, at Da Ping Lin Building’s International Hall. A forum will also take place giving the opportunity for the winners to share their design concepts and the application of net zero building techniques, showcasing the fruitful results of this year’s competition.
The Net Zero Building Design Award Ceremony is open to the public, and related information can be found online at (