Alternative Housing Model Competition: Social Distancing Housing Block
Social Distancing Housing Block is part of a Competition series, developed to imagine new dwelling models through a variety of creative architectural designs and feasible innovation. Considering the limits of the current housing market, what could be the domestic architecture of the future?According to the United Nations, the world population is expected to grow by almost 25% in the coming thirty years. Such growth will most likely occur in urban areas, where the housing shortage is already becoming an urgent issue. Additionally, a large part of existing and future buildings will be destined for residential use, leaving a huge impact on the way people live, experience, and affect cities. In this context housing models have been frozen into standardized solutions that leave little or no room for innovation. Such solutions are often perpetrated as a convention, missing a wide range of unexplored opportunities.
The COVID-19 outbreak showed how our way of living can quickly change, while dwellings suddenly became the main stage for this transformation. Imagining a society where social distancing is the new normality, how should housing models change? How can we introduce a valuable change in the established model, to disrupt the real estate market and benefit dwellers, the environment, and the city?Social Distancing Housing Block aims to answer these questions.
This competition calls for alternative housing models to disrupt the real estate market in a scenario of prolonged social distancing. We ask for a creative approach to architectural design, departing from a given user, program and extension.
Link to Competition
Link to Registration form
Non Architecture Competitions will award two winners, selected by the jurors individually, and 6 honorable mentions.
-WINNERS (2 Prizes)1.000 euros worth in gift cards from one of the major online shops chosen by the winner.Publication in the Non Architecture Competitions book and website.Reviews in digital magazines and several architecture blogs.
-HONORABLE MENTIONS (6 Prizes)Publication in the Non Architecture Competitions book and website.Reviews in digital magazines and several architecture blogs.
-FINALISTS (42 Prizes)Publication in the Non Architecture Competitions Journal.
-SPECIAL PRIZE The organization might establish additional special prizes and awards during the competition development and in the evaluation phase.
Type of Competition
Open to the public/Minimum requirements (Open to anyone that complies with the requirements), Single stage (Winners selected immediately)
Who can Participate
Non Architecture Competitions are open to all human beings, from every age and cultural background, working in groups or individually. Teams can be formed by a maximum number of 5 people. The registration fee is paid per team, regardless of how many members form it. Personal information of all the team members can be uploaded during the submission procedure of the final drawing.
Dates and Time Frame
Registration Closes August 29, 2020
Deadline to Submit Project August 29, 2020
Winners announcement Date September 23, 2020
Location of Competition
Around the world
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