In recent years the ISOVER contest for architecture students has developed from a regional event to an international forum for students and professors.
The opportunity to compare their work, to meet and discuss with international colleagues are the reasons why the competition is so popular with the students and professors. In only a few years the number of participating countries has grown from five to eighteen: Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Turkey, UK, USA.
The idea of stimulating students to think about thermal and acoustic comfort and to learn about modern and proven solutions was also appreciated by the Saint-Gobain Corporation. In 2005 the project won the "Star of Communication" the prestigious award for public relations and communications. But even more the engagement of the students and professors demonstrates the importance of energy efficiency and related consequences on building design and provides us with the opportunity and privilege to participate with more countries each year.