Multicomfort house student contest


Participating countries in 2008

In 2008, the 4th annual international MULTICOMFORT HOUSE STUDENT CONTEST took place.

Thirteen countries participated: Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Macedonia, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain and the United Kingdom. Four of the countries - Czech Republic, Kazakhstan, Spain and the United Kingdom participated for the first time.

Initially the ISOVER Students Contest was first held nationally and then globally. Therefore, there were
chosen national winners in every country. The winners were invited to preset their projects at the international stage, together with their professors.

The international MULTICOMFORT HOUSE STUDENT CONTEST took place in Dubrovnik in Croatia from June 1st to 4th.

The ISOVER Croatia team took special care in organizing the event and hosted a program full of scientific and cultural activities in Dubrovnik which is known as the "Pearl of the Adriatic" and listed as UNESCO World Cultural Heritage....
Dr. Wolfgang Feist of the Passive House Institute in Darmstadt/ Germany
The special guest for the conference was Dr. Wolfgang Feist from the Passive-House Institute in Darmstadt. He opened the conference with convincing examples of global warming threats and the opportunities that passive house design principles give to tackle the problem. His speech was a proper introduction of the students project presentations.

In following, 39 projects were described by their authors with the undivided attention of the audience in the stimulating atmosphere of Dubrovnik's old town theatre. Subsequently, all participants and professors nominated the best project per country.
Dr. Wolfgang Feist of the Passive House Institute in Darmstadt/ Germany

The recital of Adriana Vafadari - a French opera diva who charmed the contests participants with her
Calendar of the
Architectural Contest 2008
warm voice and tempting performance was a delightful way to end this exciting day.

The second day of the conference was dedicated to discussing and to exchanging ideas about energy efficient design. Later, the participants enjoyed Dubrovnik's historical heritage and natural beauties.

At the official dinner in the evening, Mirsad Begović, General Manager for ISOVER Croatia, announced the students voting. Instead of declaring an overall winner, the students and professors voted the best entries of each country. The thirteen best projects were published in a special edition of the calendar for 2009....
Calendar of the Architectural Contest 2008