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Generation Kingspan 2014

The GenK Student Design Competition offers the opportunity to compete in an Insulated Metal Panel (IMP) design competition with a chance to win top awards. Students investigate how insulated roof and wall panels can be integrated into the design of a mixed-use building. Students compete, communities participate, and everyone learns more about sustainable design with Kingspan Insulated Panels.

Generation Kingspan (GenK) student participants will design a multi-use complex with commercial, residential, and community/recreation space. The project site is in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Entrants are challenged to propose high performance building envelope solutions that rely on the performance characteristics of a variety of insulated metal panel types. Entrants will compete for prizes by submitting their best, most innovative design for this facility and should take into account the following:

  1. Location (urban, downtown historical)
  2. Climate (sun, wind, light, and water)
  3. Culture (patterns of interaction)

Through plans, sections, elevations, and rendered perspectives, participants should clearly demonstrate the integration of insulated metal panels within the overall mixed-use complex. The building should be designed from a life-cycle (LCA) perspective, using ASHRAE 90.1, LEED, GreenGlobes, and the Living Building Challenge for guidance.

Participants may receive prizes based on their entry in one of two ways. The first will be through a judged competition in which industry professionals will evaluate and rank the entries. The second will be through influence from project clusters on combined with online voting on from badges earned in the areas of:

  • Creativity/Innovation
  • Proper Use of Panel
  • Function
Submission deadline is November 4, 2014, 11:59 p.m. (EST). Online Social Voting begins November 10, 2014, 12:01 a.m. (EST). The Top 10 will be determined on November 25, 2014, 11:59 p.m. (EST). The judging panel will select the Top 10 entries and provide a professional critique. Students will have two weeks to potentially make any changes based on the feedback. The final submission for Top 10 Entries is December 9, 2014, 11:59 p.m. (EST). Online Social Voting ends and all votes are final on December 10, 2014, 11:59 p.m. (EST). The Panel of Judges will meet on December 11, 2014 and winners will be announced December 15, 2014.