Self Build on a shoestring in the city

ideas competition

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consegna entro il 19 settembre 2014

L'associazione inglese NaCSBA lancia un concorso finalizzato allo sviluppo di un progetto di 20 case low-cost da inserire in un tipico sito urbano il cui costo non deve superare le 75.000 sterline ciascuna.

Self Build in the City is a unique ideas competition - open to anyone - to design an innovative complex of ‘self build friendly' homes on a typical urban site that can be built for less than £75.000 each. The competition is being run to prove that it is possible to build low cost homes in the City, and that they can also be a very attractive and sustainable too.

NaCSBA National Custom & Self Build Association are looking for cost-effective, green and beautiful designs. The plot we have in mind covers 2,000 sq m and is 50m wide, by 40m deep. You can assume that it already has outline planning permission for residential development and it sits in a typical urban street, with 3 storey terraced residential buildings on either side. There are several 4 storey blocks of fl ats nearby too.

The area is well connected with good public transport links. So there are bus stops within 100m, a main railway station is about a mile away, and a cycleway runs through the nearby park. The rear of the site faces south and backs onto the park, but there is no direct access from the site to the park. 

NaCSBA want to see a minimum of 20 new homes on the site - in a range of sizes suitable for households with one to fi ve people. You should assume that the planning authority has indicated that six car parking spaces should be provided on the site; one for a dedicated car club.

There is a total prize fund of £5,000, which will be distributed by the judges. In addition to identifying an overall winner, the judges reserve the right to also commend other entries. The judges will decide how much to award to each.

Submissions must be received NO LATER THAN 5PM on FRIDAY 19TH SEPTEMBER 2014.

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