International Sustainability Design Competition

Words: Dan Kamys

International Sustainability Design Competition

Potomac Valley Brick (PVB) announced a call for entries for a new international architectural green design competition. In Brick-stainable: Re-thinking Brick, entrants will be asked to design a hypothetical net-zero energy building using clay masonry as a primary material.

Brick-stainable: Re-thinking Brick hopes to attract interest from a broad pool of entrants, including architects and engineers as well as non-traditional candidates, such as environmental engineers, product designers and material scientists. The competition even includes a category for materials studies or assemblies, in addition to its building design element.

PVB has named a $10,000 grand prize. An award ceremony will be held at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C, on Jan. 27, 2009. Entrants will have a first-hand introduction to the competition during DesignDC 2009: Architects Leading Change, held July 14 – 16 at the Walter Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C., where Potomac Valley Brick will unveil the PVB/Brick-stainable information center, offering detailed information on the competition and insight to their product range.??For more information, email

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