23-05-2018 | 2 months ago
South African students won the 14th Multi Comfort House Students Contest organized by Saint-Gobain
On May 14, Saint-Gobain presented the awards for the international final of its 14th Multi Comfort House Student Contest following the competition held in Dubai (United Arab Emirates) and chaired by Pierre-André de Chalendar, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Saint-Gobain group, and Dubai Municipality representatives.
Created in 2004, the objective of Saint-Gobain’s students contest is to develop a real project based on the principles of the Multi Comfort concept: an optimum indoor environment ensuring the right level of fresh air, thermal, visual and acoustic comfort provided in a sustainable and energy efficient manner.
The task for the 14th international edition of the Saint-Gobain’s MultiComfort House Students Contest, developed in close collaboration with the Planning Department of Dubai Municipality and the Dubai Properties Group, consisted in creating a vision for a trans-cultural vibrant community development located in the perimeter of Dubai’s Cultural Village, a multi-purpose area located along the Dubai’s creek Al Jaddaf shoreline.
During the event, 50 competing students’ teams from 28 countries presented their projects in four pitch sessions to an international jury including representatives of the Dubai Municipality, architects and experts.
The first prize was awarded to Vahin Parmananda and Mthokozisi Sibisi, from University of KwaZulu-Natal in Southern Africa.
The second prize was bagged by Veronika Supruniuk from Brest State Technical University in Belarus. The third prize went to the students from Germany, Tobias Bretz and Dill Khan from Hochschule Darmstadt University. During this edition two special awards were also given, which went to Alejandra González and Paulino Poveda from Spain and Santiago Rodríguez and Joanna Wnuczek from Poland.
Find more information about the final of the 14th Multi Comfort House Students Contest in the official press release:
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