VerSus booklet

Versus booklet is one of the outcomes of the research project VerSus-Contribution of Vernacular Heritage for Sustainable Architecture. a research project, resulting from an european university partnership, coordinated by ESG / Escola Superior Gallaecia.

The booklet was coordinated by CRATerre-ENSAG, and was edited by the 5 partner institutions: ESG, CRATerre-ENSAG, UNIFI, UNICA and UPV.

VerSus booklet presents different principles and strategies over 70 pages, in 5 languages: English, French, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish.

The booklet is now available for free download here.

Versus | International Student Competition Versus: Lessons From Vernacular Heritage For Sustainable Architecture

The International Student Competition VerSus: Lessons from Vernacular Heritage for Sustainable Architecture is a design competition organized within the European Research Project VerSus: Lessons from Vernacular Heritage for Sustainable Architecture.

Project VerSus is an international research project whose main objective is to gain knowledge from the fundamental principles of vernacular architecture, and to explore new ways of integrating those principles into modern sustainable building, going beyond their usually passive description.

Within this framework, university students, recent graduates and teams are invited to compete in a design competition in which participants have to propose socially, economically and environmentally building solutions taking inspiration from vernacular architecture.

Winners will be awarded during the international conference VerSus 2014 | 2nd Mediterra | 2nd ResTAPIA that will be held in Valencia, Spain, from 11th through the 13th September 2014.

We invite you to diffuse the present call to your contacts.

Download the competition rules
Download the Versus Competitor Toolkit

Drawing Template
Report Template

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Winning Posters

First Place (Poster 1, Poster 2, Report)
Second Place (Poster 1, Poster 2, Report)
Third Place (Poster 1, Poster 2, Report)

Versus Booklet

Versus Booklet Cover

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VerSus 2014 Final Programme

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