Register: JAN/10/2019, Submit: JAN/28/2019, Eligibility: Professionals, firms, architects, designers, urban planners, landscape architects, engineers, interns and students of these disciplines; individually, teams, Fee: Professionals 275 USD, students free, Awards: Professional and student winners – total up to 25,000 USD
The Architecture at Zero competition challenge is to create a zero net energy recreation center at the campus of California State University at Monterey Bay. Two new buildings will be constructed in two phases and will replace two existing buildings and parts of two parking lots. There are two parts to the competition: First, entrants will create an overall site plan to accommodate the program outlined below. Entrants are encouraged to highlight any energy efficiency strategies or systems shown. Second, entrants will design two attached buildings in detail, to indicate zero net energy (ZNE) performance. In order to demonstrate the building design and its performance, entrants will provide required documentation and may also include supplementary documentation. These buildings will be built in two phases.
The new Student Recreation Center will be comprised of two buildings totaling 70,000 SF (square feet). This project would be located on the campus south of the Main Quad and Divarty Street. New construction will require the demolition of Building 21 (Beach Hall) and Building 23 (Tide Hall), and portions of parking lots 23 and 508. The new facility will support recreation (approx. 52,000 SF) and the Kinesiology department (17,500 SF). The Kinesiology Department has demonstrated steady growth in the last 5 years and lacks appropriate teaching spaces to support the curriculum.
Both buildings could be 1 or 2 stories and will be constructed in two phases (Phase I – 2021, approximately 33,000 SF; Phase II – 2026, approximately 36,000 SF).
Phase I Building: 33,000 SF
- 3,000 SF Dry Lab
- 1,000 SF Faculty offices
- 1,400 SF Dance studio (teaching and rehearsal)
- 7,000 SF Physical Education space (1 multi-use indoor court for basketball, volleyball and/or indoor soccer)
- 4,000 SF Weight/cardio rooms
- 5,000 SF Faculty Offices
- 1,000 SF Conference Room
- 10,600 SF Restrooms, locker, showers, custodial areas, laundry, kitchen
Phase II Building: 36,000 SF
- 14,000 SF Two gyms (multi-use indoor courts for basketball, volleyball, indoor soccer)
- 5,000 SF Kinesiology and Recreation faculty offices
- 5,000 SF Kinesiology classrooms
- 6,000 SF Restrooms, locker rooms, showers, custodial spaces
- 6,000 SF Weight/cardio room
Only intramural sports will occur in the Recreation Center, not indoor athletic team competitions.
CSUMB is interested in the requirements of the Living Building Challenge as a supplemental consideration.
CSUMB has identified 2030 as its carbon neutrality goal. The university is approaching this goal on a campus-wide basis more than a building-by-building approach. Thus, while submissions may be net zero for the buildings in order to meet the intent of the competition, winners will be expected to demonstrate that entries can be connected to a district-scale energy system that is also net-zero.
Other important considerations for design teams:
Designs should be compatible with a heat source of heating hot water, not natural gas.
Solar panels can be utilized to achieve carbon neutrality however, they should not be placed on the roof of the building. The primary suggested location for the panels would be parking lot 59, which is “solar ready”.
The building roof should be considered for recreation, garden or lounge space. However, wind and fog are issues for the design teams to consider.
There will be an ocean view from the upper levels which should be capitalized on by design teams.
Building height should not to exceed 70 feet.
Integration with Campus Scale Systems
The CSUMB team has developed a long-term strategy focused on transitioning to cleaner sources of energy at the whole campus level. Being a campus makes CSUMB an ideal candidate for exploring shared energy services such as aggregated PV and ground source heat pump loops. For example, they are exploring solutions for replacing the gas-fired boiler with a heat pump arrangement that could take advantage of the recently secured heat extraction rights from a nearby groundwater source and recovering heat rejected by the chiller plant pipes.
While not a challenge requirement, participants are encouraged to consider load sharing strategies between buildings and articulate these strategies at the whole campus level in the design documentation.