The Challenge & Assessment Criteria
Stockholm Royal Seaport is one of Europe’s largest urban development projects and is a leader when it comes to next generation sustainable neighborhoods. Sustainability is the red thread throughout the whole project and the district aims to become the front runner of sustainable urban planning and offer one of Europe’s most attractive and modern living environments.
As part of Stockholm Royal Seaport’s sustainability focus, this competition’s purpose is to find long-term solar energy solutions that are feasible and cost-efficient. The competition also aims to find visually appealing solutions that will become a trademark of Stockholm Royal Seaport. Below is the competition’s description and assessment criterion. Read through the challenge and assessment criteria carefully before beginning your submission. You can submit your solution to the challenge by downloading and completing the proposal template. The last day to submit your proposal is January 25, 2015.
The challenge is to find a visually appealing solar energy solution that can be integrated into Stockholm Royal Seaport. The solution doesn’t need to include a new technical innovation of solar technology, but may be an existing technology that can be innovatively integrated into urban environments. The integration of the solution within urban environments should be considered for public places (eg, streets, squares and parks), where the solution can provide energy for functions within the city. The proposal can either offer a standalone solution as a part of the urban environment or provide a solution that is integrated into building design.
The solar energy solution should be a trademark of Stockholm Royal Seaport and an innovation that is possible to replicate within and outside Stockholm Royal Seaport. Through the integration of innovative solutions, the goal is also to increase the understanding of the benefits of solar technology among the residents of Stockholm Royal Seaport and beyond.
Compete as a team
We encourage you to compete as a team. By competing as a team it is possible to combine knowledge and specializations to provide a more robust submission.
Do you want to compete in a team but lack people to compete with? Visit this forum to find other contestants who are looking for people to complete their team.
Download the proposal template
Your innovation needs to fulfill the following criteria:
The solution must be space-efficient and have the potential to be realistically implemented.
- Visual appeal
The solution needs to be visually appealing and be easily adapted to the environment.
The solution needs to have a calculated budget.
The solution needs to be an original and fresh idea.
The solution should be suitable for long-term arrangements and have the possibility for upgrades when new technology for solar power becomes available.
The following criteria can provide added value for your solution:
The solution should be possible to replicate in other areas within and around Stockholm Royal Seaport.
The solution should inform/educate citizens of the usage of solar energy.
- Additional criteria that may increase the value of your innovation
eg, production conditions, materials (life cycle considerations) and working conditions.