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COMPETITION: Designing the Future of New Orleans

Posted By Evelyn Lee On January 7, 2006 @ 10:49 pm In Architecture,Green Design Competitions | 6 Comments

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Architectural Record [2], in partnership with the Tulane School of Architecture, has announced two International design competions to propose new housing for New Orleans in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

The Dual competions are: 1. New Orleans House Prototype, open to current architecture students; and
2. High-Density on the High-Ground, open to everyone.

Participants in these competitions will design much-needed housing for the city of New Orleans. The first competition will generate proposals for a house prototype, variations of which can be replicated throughout the city. In this competition, the house prototype will be demonstrated as an affordable single-family home on a typical New Orleans lot. The second competition will generate a 140-unit housing community with mixed-use components on a high-ground site by the Mississippi River. Winning designs will be published in Architectural Record and presented at the 2006 AIA Convention and Expo. Selected submissions will appear on McGraw-Hill Construction web sites.

Design Objectives:
Participants are encouraged to consider the following issues:
-Climate, Geography and Culture of New Orleans
- Sustainability
- Pre-fabrication and/or Modular Systems

Important Note: While the competition welcomes visionary or hypothetical proposals, contestants are encouraged to consider that New Orleans faces a severe and immediate housing crisis, and is in need of practical, affordable solutions to this problem.

How to enter:
- Click on the link below for the entry form.
- Fill out, print and fax or mail in the form with the entry fees.
- All competition materials will be sent to entrants within two weeks after the entry form is received.

Schedule:
Questions Deadline – February 8, 2006
Answers Posted – February 15, 2006
Registration Deadline – February 1, 2006
Late Registration Deadline – February 15, 2006
Submission Deadline – March 1, 2006
Jury – March, 2006
Exhibition March 15-29, 2006

+ Designing the Future of New Orleans [3]

Photos: Neil Alexander [4]


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[2] Architectural Record: http://archrecord.construction.com

[3] + Designing the Future of New Orleans: http://archrecord.construction.com/news/katrina/competition.asp

[4] Neil Alexander: http://archrecord.construction.com/news/katrina/images.asp

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