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Challenge

Isac Newton wrote: “We are dwarfs on the shoulders of giants” meaning that each generation can build up on the spiritual and substantive devices of recent epoch. That is a matter of fact for our cities and villages where less than 1 % of all buildings are newly. So we all benefit from this gigantic fund of houses and infrastructure – but have to meet the challenge to adapt it to the requirements of tomorrow.
(Text: D&A Issue 19)

The purpose of the competition is to encourage students to work in the field of the sustainable development of existing city suburban areas. Rethinking the existing use of the plot and the allocation plan. The new concept has to improve life quality in respect of comfort and health. As and when circumstances require it, new space and new possibilities for its use and its users will be created.

KICK OFF EVENT - 07.03.2016

KICK OFF REGISTRATION Location

Großer Saal - Schloss Wolkersdorf
Schlossplatz 2
2120 Wolkersdorf im Weinviertel

Program
10.30 Welcome speech and introduction

DI Anna Steindl, Mayor of Wolkerdorf

10.50 Purpose of the competition

Generic approach - Arch. Klara Bukolska, VELUX CZ Plot in focus, what we do expect to receive - Heinz Hackl, VELUX Austria

11.15 Best practice

Project “Venusgarden” - DI Volker Dienst Winning project of the Active House Award 2014 – Norbert Obršál

12.00 Explore the building site

Lunch break
13.00 Active House principles

Interaction between Energy Efficiency, Comfort & Health and the Environment – DI Dr. Peter Holzer, Institute of Building Research & Innovation

13.20 Daylight as a driver of change

DI Christina Brunner, VELUX Austria

13.30 Best practice

Project RenovActive at Brussels - Heinz Hackl, VELUX Austria

14.00 Wrapping up - Discussion

Moderated by Johannes Kislinger as an Expert for Sustainable Living in Buildings and managing “Innovative Buildings” in Austria.

Transport to will be arranged for free

15th January
2016

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OPENS

7th March
2016

COMPETITION
KICK OFF,
Wolkersdorf

30th June
2016

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2016

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September
2016

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2016

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