An official website, as well as a Facebook page and a Twitter account, will be operated by the Well Building 2050 – 2016 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 account and like the contest’s Facebook page so they can easily have access to its latest news.
During Build & Connect 2016, an international colloquium dealing with sustainable buildings and materials, located in Strasbourg, France, European Union.
Depending on their phase n°1 submission, a maximum of 10 teams will be selected to participate in phase n°2.
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 October 21th at midnight, Paris time (GMT +1), France, while the Award ceremony will occur on November 23th, 2016.
The composition of the examination board will be announced by the end of phase n°2 at the latest. 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 edition’s winners will also be invited to participate in the selection of the laureates.
Vincent CALLEBAUT, President of the Well Building 2050 – 2016 edition jury, is a Belgium independent architect and planning professional. He is the inventor of the “archibiotic” concept, a neologism that combines the meaning of the words ARChitecture, BIOtechnologies and TECHnologies.
In 2014, Vincent Callebaut received the “International Architecture Award" for his Tao-Zhu Garden project during a ceremony organized by the Chicago Athenaeum and by the European Centre Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies. In Singapore, for the same project, he won the 2014 "Highly Commented Award" during the World Architecture Festival in the Future Residential Buildings category.
Olivier DOLBEAU is Chief Executive Officer of the France Air Group, a family business specialized in the design and distribution of air-treatment systems. The France Air Group is the official sponsor of the contest.
Alan KIRSCH is an architect and real estate professional with keen curiosity and dedication to constantly learn about innovations in the design field, clean technologies and new construction techniques.
He currently works as an architect and project manager at City Choice Group, an urban residential building and development firm in Houston, USA. where he manages a multidisciplinary team of architects and engineers for the development of new luxury urban residential projects in the city area.
Laurent HABART is an independent consultant.
He currently works with companies, analyzing their organizational needs and improving their effectiveness by setting up innovative learning policies or training and development programmes or by helping them implement a learning culture to foster both performance and well-being. He is also secretary of Learning Sphere, an association of independent consultants specialized in new learning technologies.
Benoît BOUREL is Vice-Rector for social responsibility in the Université Catholique de Lille, and director of the sustainable and responsible development institute. The institution aims at developing energy performance-oriented training, research and innovation projects as well as real estate decisions.
He also formulates the sustainable development policy of the Université Catholique de Lille related to the higher education system’s pedagogy, the multidisciplinary research and the sustainable campus.
Thierry VERNINAS is Director of the Kaufman & Broad' innovation, quality and architecture department.
Kaufman & Broad is a leading French property builder and developer. For almost 50 years, Kaufman & Broad has been designing, building and marketing residential apartments, singlefamily homes in communities, managed accommodation, shops, industrial units and offices.
Thierry VERNINAS is an architect and an executive committee member of Kaufman and Broad. In charge of the development of the Group’s innovation culture, he permanently monitors technical developments, new products and customers’ expectations in order to contribute to the identification and the establishing of new technologies and new ways of living.
He develops partnerships with innovative companies and start-up businesses to experiment concrete solutions of improvement within the building sector.
He formalizes the Quality policy of Kaufman and Broad, including a responsible management system so the organization meets its quality objectives regarding the design and the construction of its buildings. His 30 years of experience help him to contribute to the maintenance of the architectural quality, know-how and trustworthiness of the operations conducted by the Kaufman and Broad group.
Gilles ROCCHIA is strategic marketing director at Socomec, a manufacturer specialized in the distribution, control and availability of the power supply to low voltage energy systems.
He is specialized in innovation marketing, strategic reviews and implementation, programme and project management and analysis process of market segments.
Open to students worldwide, the "Well Building 2050 – 2012 edition" competition was meant to expand both real and perceived boundaries of urban housing by broadening its perspectives in getting all the academic disciplines together in an exploration process.
Participants were asked to provide a technical, sociological and future-oriented vision of housing for 2050, implementing the three pillars of sustainable development with energy efficiency and quality of life as primary purposes.
The main objective was making the youth looking to the future instead of thinking about present and past troubles or constraints so tomorrow’s housing evolves and progresses toward more quality and fairness for all.
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:
At the latest, during a colloquium organized by Elithis in Paris, France, European Union.
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.