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open design competition

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iscrizioni entro 30.06.12 | consegna entro 31.08.12

Building Trust international is organising an open design competition 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 being forced to live in substandard living conditions and in the worst cases sleeping rough. 

Designers, engineers, architects and house builders must to provide a solution to the housing crisis by offering sustainable, affordable small homes that give those that are alienated or marginalised within society a safe place to live. The design should be accessible and inclusive, you should display a sensitivity to the access needs of elderly and those with physical /mental impairments.

We ask contestants to 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 £20,000 ($30,000).

Building Trust international will work with local government and community groups to seek funding and planning for the winning design. The design competition has the support of Habitat for Humanity and the YMCA.

AWARDS

Professional Category 1st prize: We will pursue funding and planning for the winning design.
There will also be 9 honourable mentions.

Student Category 1st prize: $500
There will also be 4 honourable mentions.

Professional registration Donation: £95.00 (All donations will go directly to funding this and other building trust projects.)Student registration Registration: £0.00 (No fee)

+ info www.buildingtrustinternational.org/competition.html