The Sustainable Home Roof design competition is now open!
The issue of green building continues to roll fast along with the intensifying consequences of global warming. The awareness of mankind to be much friendlier to nature is also a determining factor. The amount of awareness of caring for the environment can be seen from the frenzy of efforts to produce environmentally friendly buildings or houses. The construction sector has a great opportunity to reduce the negative impacts of unplanned development over time, because architecture is a manifestation of ideas that flow continuously in creating new experiences, expressions, and impressions of space, not just form and function.
In many cases, we often fail to create comfortable thermal conditions in the house. The comfort has been often sacrificed for the purpose of aesthetics. The need of additional electrical energy for the air conditioning system for example can be reduced if architects or building designers construct their buildings based on an environmentally friendly approach. Environmentally friendly is no longer characterized by making infiltration wells, nor by planting as many trees and grass as possible, but is demonstrated by reducing electricity usage.
A global leader for corrugated bitumen roofing solutions based in France, Onduline, focuses on building a better world. This year we are challenging architectural professionals to create roof designs that enable energy consumption to be more efficient in residential homes, through the biennial Onduline Green Roof Award competition (OGRA) 2023 Asia.
This competition was initiated in 2013, and has entered its tenth year. The OGRA 2023 Asia competition is conceptualized as more prestigious with a wider range of participants than in previous years, where this time the championship is open to participants in six countries at once, namely Indonesia, India, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam.
With the theme “Tropical Passive Roof Design for Low Energy Houses”, participants who are required to have at least 1 year experience in architecture, interior design, construction, developers, planning consultants and implementing consultants, are required to make a roof design for a house that is managed by a sustainable strategy.
The competition officially opened on April 14 2023. Participants must first fill out a registration form via the ogra-contest.com website. The deadline for accepting works is August 30, 2023. Announcement of winners is scheduled for late September 2023.
Onduline is preparing a cash prize of USD 9,200 and exclusive trophies for all winners. First place winner will receive USD 3,300, second place USD 2,300, third place USD 1,600, and 4th & 5th place winners USD 1,000 each. The 1st and 2nd place winners will also be invited as keynote speakers at several Onduline activities.
OGRA 2023 Asia Competition is expected to be able to reduce the negative impacts of construction on the environment and nature. It is hoped that the competition brings positive collaboration across Asian countries by the presence of international jury. It is also a platform for the amazing hidden talents of architects to become known to the public and receive exposure.
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