An official website, as well as a Facebook page, a Twitter and an Instagram account, will be operated by the Well Building 2050 – 2018 edition communication team. Those communication tools will relay the contest’s information (news, important deadlines, terms and conditions etc.) but will also be used as a means to generate team spirit and federate the participants’ community around multi-disciplinary dialogue and knowledge-sharing – two essential values for the Elithis Group.
Because all contest-related information will be published on social Medias, team members are strongly invited to follow the Well Building 2050 Twitter and Instagram accounts like the contest’s Facebook page so they can easily have access to its latest news.
During Build & Connect 2018, an international colloquium dealing with sustainable buildings and materials, located in Strasbourg, France, European Union.
By the end of phase n°2, the teams must file a final in-depth report including:
Any other document entitled to support the team’s project is welcome. Please feel free to come up with funny and original submissions (videos, paintings, hand-made maquettes etc.).
The contest’s final phase will end on November 15th at midnight, Paris time (GMT +1), France, while the Award ceremony will occur on November 28th, 2018.
The composition of the examination board will be announced on October 15th, 2018. The jury will be composed of architects, designers, engineers, eco-conception experts, as well as people recognized for their hard work and economic, social or environmental commitment. The 2012 and 2016 edition’s winners will also be invited to participate in the selection of the laureates.
“Desire is the very essence of Man. Through conscience, mankind finds his way out the trivial and tyrannical needs and wins spiritual freedom where he is to pursue progress. Being the root of all his actions, desire is caused by want and deprivation that encourage him to project into a more satisfying future: therefore, as it is ingenious and industrious, desire thus helps produce value-add realities.”
Keeping Desire’s philosophical definition in mind, describe or sketch what best embodies and exemplifies your and your team’s ideal housing for 2050. No land location is imposed: participants are free to choose the country, city or district where they want to put up the building or district of your dreams as long as it is located in Earth. However, if the chosen building or quarter is also not to be spatially-limited, it still has to be big enough to embody the vision of theirs.
The Well Building 2050 – 2016 edition partners were:
Chaired by Thierry Bièvre, President of the Elithis Group, the 2016 contest’s jury was composed of:
From July 30th to October 21st , 2016, 55 students dispatched in 10 teams from 21 universities, representing 9 nationalities worked to imagine a urban Housing in 2050.
Four teams were selected to participate in the final phase of the competition: DreamCraft (Germany and France), Dynamic Balance (India and China), Melteam Pot (France) and UMM Monterrey (Mexico).
After careful deliberation, the jury of Well Building 2050 – 2016 edition awarded a $20,000 grant to DreamCraft, a team of 8 German students and 1 French student specialized in architecture, geography, economy, mechanical engineering and international studies. Their project was named “What wood happen”.
The other winners, respectively second and third were: Dynamic Balance and UMM Monterrey. Each team brought home a $5,000 reward.
The Melteam pot team received the jury special prize with a $2,500 from Terra Ethica.
The prize ceremony took place at Build and Connect international colloquium, Strasbourg, France on November 23th, 2016.
Land location : les Groues in the La Défense Seine-Arche territory, France
The international competing teams had to set up a project in the La Défense Seine-Arche, one of Paris districts, France, in the European Union and hence had to take its demographic and bio-climatic indicators into account. Covering 76 hectares (190 acres), la Défense Seine-Arche is Europe’s number 1 business district : as a strategic area, it thus enjoys a high level of attractiveness on a local, metropolitan and international level.
The teams were asked to think about current global issues to best contribute to meeting the challenge of sustainable development, while considering Les Groues’ following constraints:
The Well Building 2050 – 2012 edition partners were:
Chaired by Thierry Bièvre, President of the Elithis Group, the 2012 contest’s jury was composed of:
* The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design association
The jury was aimed at evaluating Phase n°2 works and picking the 3 prize-winning teams on October 1st, 2012.
From June 15th to September 15th 2012, 93 students dispatched in 13 teams from 28 universities, representing 11 nationalities and 27 different disciplines worked to imagine a urban Housing in 2050 in Les Groues in the La Défense Seine-Arche’ district.
Four teams were selected to participate in the final phase of the competition: Archi’nnove (France), Madan (South Korea), Holy Freak (Slovenia) and Cityzens (Tunisia).
After careful deliberation, the jury of Well Building 2050 – 2012 edition awarded a 22, 600€ grant to Archi’nnove, a team of 7 French students specialized in architecture, interior and product design, urban-planning, medecine, immunotechnology and bioinformatics. Their project was named Homeostasis Building and dealt with the ability of an organisation « to seek and maintain a condition of balance or equilibrium within its internal environment, even when faced with external changes ».
The other winners, respectively second, third and fourth were : Madan (South Korea), Holy Freak (Slovenia) and Cityzens (Tunisia). Each team brought home a 3 700€ reward. The prize ceremony took place at Le Pavillon de l’Arsenal, Paris, France on November 26th, 2012.