Architecture Challenge/

Organiser: INTBAU

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31 January, 2023






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INTBAU is organising the Architecture Challenge as a design competition for resilient and adaptable houses that advance, adapt and update specific local building traditions to meet 21st century needs.

The Architecture Challenge design competition has an extended submissions deadline of 31 January 2023.

Proposals must advance local traditions and be low-carbon, low-cost and easy to build, and respond to a real location anywhere in the world that is affected by one or more of

 lack of houses that are affordable, sustainable, and appropriate for their context

– climate that needs more, new, better, or different design solutions

– rapid change through population growth or decline

Participants in the design competition will be encouraged to work in multi-disciplinary teams. The online learning series will also provide opportunities for networking.

Design submissions will include an application form downloaded from the Architecture Challenge website, which will require:

  • an application form downloaded from the Architecture Challenge website, which will require
  • a context statement which describes the location, its built and/or climactic challenges, and its building traditions, and which outlines plans for engagement with the local community/ies*
  • a methods and materials statement which describes any advancing, adapting, or updating of the local vernacular to meet 21st century needs*
  • a statement confirming the authors’ permission will be given for the design to be open source, shareable, downloadable, and scalable*
  • a selection of high-resolution photographs, plans, drawings, and renderings

A first prize of £4,000 will be awarded to the winning entry, with two secondary prizes of £2,000 each. The deadline for submissions is 12:00 midnight (GMT) on 31 January.

An international jury will select the shortlist and winning entry. Jurors will be announced and introduced through online sessions in the coming weeks.

You can download the application form below:




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