Multicomfort house student contest

Contest Task 2016

Under the Kyoto Protocol, buy more than 140 industrial nations have made a commitment to reduce their CO2 emissions drastically and agreed that the usage of energy-saving technologies it is a top priority in order to save our natural resources. 
Overall, there the building sector is responsible for 40% of the total energy consumption and CO2emissions in the world demanding a new way of designing each new project and each new renovation.
As the world is becoming increasingly urban, and cities are becoming larger and more densely populated thus increasing our energy consumption as well as the CO2 emission.
Reacting to this situation, more and more local authorities from all over the world are demanding for their new development projects, designs that fulfil the highest requirements in terms of energy efficiency while providing the highest comfort possible for their inhabitants.

Figure 1 - Geographical location Brest

It is the case of Brest authorities, Belarus, which will celebrate their 1,000th anniversary of the city in 2019. 
Within the frame of the new developments the Mayor Office of Brest have decided to investigate deeper the possibilities of developing sustainable constructions and to define the future Energy - Efficient Residential Module in Brest City, by integrating energy efficiency aspects into the processes of territory and spatial planning and development. 
The research is based on a multifamily house module approach. The module is a structural planned unit with the area of 15-20 hectare, the territory of which is restricted around the perimeter by main thoroughfares, and inside is segmented by the district streets. The module is a relatively autonomous element of the city structure, which encompasses the residential area, the public services facilities, educational institutions, manufacturing entities. The residential area is provided with parking space (on the underground level or a built-in at ground level); visitor parking space is designed outside the yards of the residential buildings within the module boundaries. The ground floor is predominantly used for public services, commercial and office facilities
The task for 12th International Edition of MULTICOMFORT HOUSE STUDENTS CONTEST developed by ISOVER in close collaboration with the Department of Architecture of Brest City is the design of a residential function taking in to account the community development situated in Brest, Belarus.
The participants will have to create sustainable architecture in accordance with Brest Energy - Efficient Residential Module approach, integrated into the urban space while respecting the Saint-Gobain MULTICOMFORT Criteria and taking into account the climatic conditions and regional context of Brest..
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Contest task for MultiComfort House Student Contest 2016