Building Trust International has just announced HOME, a new open design competition that seeks to find well designed homes for the elderly or homeless within some of the world’s richest countries. The growing rate in single occupancy households has led to increased numbers of young and elderly people affected by poverty, many of whom have been forced to live in substandard conditions. With the HOME design competition, Building Trust International is asking designers, engineers, architects and house builders to provide a solution to the housing crisis by offering sustainable, affordable small homes that give the alienated or marginalized a safe place to live. Entries should site their proposals in an urban area of a developed country, develop single occupant designs that are sensitive to the local context, and keep to a budget of $30,000. Building Trust International will work alongside local government and community groups to seek funding to build the winning design. The design competition has the support of Habitat for Humanity and the YMCA. Register by June 30, 2012.
REGISTRATION DEADLINE:June 30th, 2012
SUBMISSION DEADLINE:July 31st, 2012
Professional Category: 1st prize: Building Trust International will pursue funding and planning for the winning design. There will also be 9 honorable mentions.
Student Category: 1st prize: $500 There will also be 4 honourable mentions.
See brief for full details here
The jury for this International competition will be comprised of respected professionals, interested parties and supporters; including representatives from Habitat for Humanity, YMCA and Building Trust International.
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