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See the Light 2014 Design Charette

Publication Date: 30 October, 2014


UCD Earth Institute sponsors PHAI student design competition

The Passive House Association of Ireland  is preparing and involving students in a design charette, to be held on Wednesday 5 and Thursday 6 November 2014 as part of their annual conference, See the Light 2014. This annual student design competition is a new initiative of PHAI. Winners will demonstrate their projects at the conference on 7 November. We invite teaching staff to lend their support during the charette and to recognise the efforts of students who participate.

The design projects should demonstrate:

  • key design decisions, especially during the initial phases
  • a multidisciplinary effort
  • site considerations in terms of public and private space
  • the density of use and density of planning
  • a variety of housing units
  • key checking technologies (thermal bridge analysis, sun path, buildability of the scheme, etc.

More information on the design charette can be found on their web-site.