The aim of this competition is to design houses that promote health, are safe to live in, are affordable and attractive.

Category Project Competition / Open to Students
Type International, Project, Open, Single-Stage, Anonymous
Genre Housing, Sustainability
Country Cambodia
RegDeadline 15 December 2012 22 December 2012 GoogleCal iCal
15 January2013 (via Online) GoogleCal
Eligibility All

In partnership with Karuna Cambodia, Habitat for Humanity & the Cambodian Society of Architects (CSA) Building Trust are looking for designs that can provide a sustainable future for housing in the South-east Asian country. Any proposal will have to keep below a budget of $2000 and deal with the yearly flooding that effects most residential areas. The winning design will be built by Habitat for Humanity Cambodia and will influence the way they build housing in the region. This competition is a real chance to make a difference to a large group of working Cambodians lives. We are in discussion with other charitable organisations working in the region and hope that through the project we can raise the standards and create a sustainable agenda for future development. Although the competition only asks for a house design the implications of the project are great. This competition represents a real chance for contestants to make a difference and challenge a host of issues that relate to the environment, flooding, living standards and the construction process.

Full jury yet to be announced but will include:
Representatives from;
- Habitat For Humanity Cambodia
- Build a City (People for Care and Learning)
- Tang Sochet Vitou + Meas Kimseng from the Cambodian Society of Architects (CSA)
- David Cole from Building Trust international
- Libby Hsu, MIT D-Lab Instructor
- Michael Jones, Architect, LEED AP BD+C
- Eva Lloyd, Co-Founder Collective Studio

Professional Category:
- 1st prize: Winning design has the opportunity to influence the future of housing construction in Cambodia. The winning proposal will be used to construct a prototype house with the assistance of Habitat for Humanity Cambodia.
- 4 honourable mentions
Student Category:
- 1st prize: $100 (+ Opportunity to volun- teer with the build of winning profes- sional design.)
- 4 honourable mentions

Entry Fee
Professional: $75 (Free to those entering from a developing country.)
Student: $15 (Free to those entering from a developing country.)

A maximum of four pages in A2 format

Jury evaluation: 1st- 28th February 2013
Announcement of Winners to be posted on 15th March 2013

Past winners

Building Trust International, Karuna Cambodia (BT+KC)

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