Demonstrate optimisation of the usage of energy and other resources in order to reduce load, increase efficiency and utilise renewable energy resources.
Demonstrate the use of eco-friendly materials and construction techniques aimed at reducing environmental pollution. These will help prevent negative health effects and create safer working environments.
The IEQ of a building has a great impact on its occupants’ health, comfort and productivity. A sustainable building will maximise the use of natural lighting and ventilation, as much as the building typology and other site-specific conditions allow.
The design should include, where appropriate, both passive design strategies (usually low-tech) as well as active systems (usually high-tech) and incorporate eco-friendly materials and systems that require less maintenance, less resources, fewer chemicals, and are cost-effective throughout the lifespan of a building.
Create a harmonious colour palette and balance between the selected colours.
Ensure colours work together in highlighting the design elements.
Implement creative use of colours to produce a prominent design that stands out.
Designs to be appropriate for their intended use and have a positive impact that benefits the community as a whole.
Appropriate design and planning of individual spaces as suited to their specific needs, with an emphasis on anthropometric and ergonomics principles.
Design idea to be innovative, creative, and beneficial to the users and the public at large.
Innovative designs to create hope for a better world and also become the ideal model for other areas to follow.
Your write-up will be the first component on the presentation board to be reviewed by our judges. Refer to page 6 for the full requirements.