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Architecture at Zero Winners Announced

Architecture at Zero 2013 is a zero net energy design competition open to students and professionals worldwide, engaging architecture, engineering, planning students and professionals in the pursuit of energy efficient design.  The challenge is to create a design for a new, roughly 150 unit mixed-use residential apartment building located in the Tenderloin neighborhood in San Francisco, California.  The building must be a mix of affordable and market rate housing units, include a full neighborhood-serving grocery store on the ground level, and be plausibly designed as close to zero net energy as possible. View Winners

Read: Think Global, Act Local: Young architects deploy new tools to advance common values on Architectural Record

Winning projects clockwise from top left: Tetris Block, Folium, NZ+ Beyond Zero Net Energy, Living in Flux, Catalyst SF, Prime Cut.


Architecture at Zero 2013 Winners Panel (2 LUs)

March 17 6:00 – 8:00 pm
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Join the local winners from Architecture at Zero 2013 as they discuss lessons learned from their ZNE design process. Winners Victor Bao (Living in Flux) of California Polytechnic State University, Joseph King (Catalyst SF) of Booth Hansen and Karim Hammad (Folium) of Herman Coliver Locus Architecture will be joined by juror Paulett Taggart, FAIA of Paulett Taggart Architects. The local winners will present their projects, followed by an audience Q&A.


Architecture at Zero from TAG film on Vimeo.

Architecture at Zero 2013 is presented by Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) and the American Institute of Architects, San Francisco (AIASF) in partnership with the Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation (TNDC).

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 This program is funded by California utility customers and administered by PG&E under the auspices of the California Public Utilities Commission.