The Healthy Housing Awards are focused on research in the field of sustainable and healthy architecture looking for people comfort by designing constructions integrated in the landscape with a balanced relation between the environment and technology. The development of innovative approaches within this field is the main purpose of these awards. The integration of simulation tools for designing the buildings, following the European directives, has become one of the most demanded requirements while developing a project.With the necessity of providing students with the knowledge about the use of this simulation tools, this year Awards will pay a special attention on the integration of these tools in the projects presented to the competition.
Under this frame, the International Marjal Healthy Chair from the University of Alicante promotes this call with the aim of promoting healthy solutions in housing as an example of innovative teaching. This activity provides the participation of students and teachers in an international working scenario where the regular teaching is completed with and important cultural exchange. This international frame is due to the participation of five European universities: Universidad de Alicante (Spain), Hogeschool van Amsterdam (Holland), Beuth Hochschule für Technik Berlin (Germany), Robert Gordon University (Scotland-UK) and the Copenhagen School of Design and Technology (Denmark).