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Passive House student design competition winners

Publication Date: 18 November, 2014


As part of the Passive House Ireland Association’s See the Light 2014 conference the UCD Earth Institute sponsored the student design charette, held on Wednesday 5 and Thursday 6 November 2014 in UCD. This annual student design competition is a new initiative of PHAI. Winners demonstrated their projects at the conference on 7 November.

There were nine teams participating in the competition which represent all of the Schools of Architecture in the Republic of Ireland; Carlow Institute of Technology, University of Limerick, Dublin Institute of Technology, Cork Institute of Technology, University College Cork, Waterford Institute of Technology and University College Dublin.  The competition participants were both undergrads and postgraduates and included architects, architectural technologists and planners. The prize for the winning teams was presented by Professor Gregory O’Hare, UCD Earth Institute Director, as part of the See the Light 2014 conference which took place at UCD on Friday the 7 November.

First place was awarded to the team from Waterford Institute of Technology with members: Daniel Murphy,
David Hoban, Matthew Keating, Cian Gillian and mentor Tom O’Brien.

Second place went to the Dublin Institute of Technology Team with members: Sarah MacLoughlin, David Reilly, Alice Clarke, James Kelly and mentor Tony Hayes.