Congratulations to the Passive House Design Competition Winners and to the Honorable Mentions!

Competition winners

Hristo Stankushev Dipl. Arch, Svetoslav Michev Dipl. Arch. – dontdiy, Bulgaria and Rumen Yordanov Dipl. Eng. MEP and Sustainability Consultant - AEE Asian European Engineering Ltd.

Comments from the judges regarding the project of  dontdiy: Excellent design & sustainable concept; Talented compact design and thought through; Energy: great energy efficiency presentation; very thorough explanations, Passive House concepts and calculations; Well thought out integration of mechanical systems, day lighting and architecture. The team will receive an award of 1500 BGN

Honorable Mentions

Seymour-Smith Architects, Rob Statham BArch, BA [Hons], Helen Seymour-Smith B.Arch [hons], Dip. Arch, RIBA , Cotswolds, UK
Comments from the judges regarding the project: Beautiful sustainable design in material & construction, correct design; nice details of the facades; Energy :The south facade with the sun shading works very well; wonderful presentation.

Dragos Fodoreanu, Romania
Comments from the judges regarding the project: Beautiful exterior and interiors; Simple but effective layout, feasible solution, economical building form; Energy: one of the few projects that could be a Passive House.

Peter Tchordov Dipl.Eng. Arch. and Sofia Kodjamanova - Tchordova Dipl.Eng. Arch., Bulgaria
Comments from the judges regarding the project: Good sustainability concept, simple but good design; Passive House concepts; good detailing; mechanical design, and sun control.

SPA Inovations - arch. Bogdan Teodorescu, arch. Ionut Tudose, arch. Sorin Juverdeanu, and
urb. Octavian Dragomir, Romania

Comments from the judges regarding the project: Beautiful sustainable project and presentation. Energy: excellent thoughts about the wood pellets and water reflection of the sun light to the solar panels.

General comments for all project entries: The entries in general show a high level of design creativity with a combination of both beauty and energy efficiency that is very exciting and promising. Many of the projects are very promising in regards to energy efficiency, but the designers appear to not have an understanding of energy balancing. With several projects, a few small changes, with little design impact, would have significantly improved the project’s energy efficiency.