2015 Intelligent Green Building Design on Existing Building Renovations
The 9th “Creative Thinking toward Future Home”
Competition Guidelines


‘Intelligent Green Building’, which integrates green building design and intelligent technology is a global trend at the present time. Furthermore, it is also one of the four innovative intelligent industries strongly promoted by the government at this stage. In order to lead the trend of intelligent green building creativity, and to popularize this concept to improve the quality of life of citizens, the Ministry of Interior Architecture and Building Research Institute (ABRI) is conducting 2015 Intelligent Green Building Design Award, which is the 9th annual competition, with the objective of encouraging intelligent green building design. Moreover, actual architecture renovation projects are also welcome to participate, which calls for those incorporating advanced technology and sustainable design in architecture space. The demonstration of ways intelligent green building design improves quality of living spaces both old and new serves as valuable insights for the industries as a whole.


Intelligent green building designs are getting more and more mature and the development of intelligent communities seem to be the future trend. By integrating sustainable design, information communication, sensor, control and big data technologies with buildings, not only the problems of a single building can be solved, but also its connection with the whole community will be improved, which leads to the further satisfaction of people’s demands for safety, health care, energy saving, sustainability, convenience and comfort in their surrounding environment.
The focus of this year’s creativity competition is the design of intelligent green building. There are two divisions for this competition to apply for, which are ‘’Creative Thinking’ and ‘Toward Future Home’.

Division A: Creative Thinking

The objective is to improve the lives of people by upgrading an architectural space (buildings, community, campus, etc.) Participants should present a solution adopting sustainable designs or intelligent system, product, service to the existing issues of an architectural space which bother its residents or users. For instance, the design concept may be beneficial to a residential space as well as nearby shops, hospitals, campus, police stations and so on when considering their geographical or mutual relationship.

Division B: Toward Future Home

Participants should introduce emerging technologies (e.g. information, communication, sensing, control, big data, etc.) or sustainable design into an actual renovation project of existing buildings (or buildings reconstructed after demolition with permit for construction and not illegal constructs) in order to meet people's need of safety, reassurance, health, energy conservation, convenience and comfort in a space of high quality of life.


Architecture and Building Research Institute, Ministry of the Interior


ITRI Material & Chemical Research Laboratories

Intelligent living Spaces Industrial Association


Taiwan Intelligent living Spaces Development Association

Taiwan Intelligent Building Association

National Association of Architect, R.O.C

Architectural Institute of Taiwan

National Association of Interior Design, R.O.C.

Designers Association of Taiwan

Chinese Institute of Design

Zero Energy Building Technology Alliance

Electrical Engineers Association, R.O.C.

Cooling and Air Conditioning Engineers Association

Taiwan Green Collar Association

Center of Innovation and Synergy for Intelligent Home Technology

Taiwan Architecture & Building Center

Center for Technologies of Ubiquitous Computing and Humanity


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