Take the Metals in Construction Magazine 2016 Design Challenge

Date: Deadline: February 1, 2016
Location: International
Sponsored By: Ornamental Metal Institute of New York

An architectural design competition to help solve the world’s climate crisis: Reimagine 200 Park Avenue and earn the chance to win $15,000.

Visit metalsinconstruction.org to learn more and to register.

More and more people are making a commitment to the Architecture 2030 Challenge to radically reduce energy consumption in the built environment and help solve the world’s climate crisis. Retrofitting existing buildings to save energy is a key part of the challenge, but presents a particular dilemma: To meet these aggressive environmental goals, architects must strike a balance between preserving what is architecturally significant and integrating components that offer higher energy performance. This can be especially challenging when it involves recladding the enclosure, since no other single improvement has greater potential for reducing a building’s energy consumption or transforming its appearance.

Metals in Construction magazine invites architects and engineers to redesign the facade of 200 Park Avenue, one of New York City’s most recognized landmarks, with the goal of achieving greater energy performance. The magazine will award a $15,000 cash prize to the design judged to exhibit the most innovation, energy efficiency, and aesthetic integrity. Deadline: February 1, 2016.



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