Co-Living, Forest Gate

Architects from around the world are invited to enter an exciting new Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) Competition to design an innovative co-living development in the Forest Gate area of Newham in east London, UK.

Category Project Competition
Type International, Project, Registered Architects
Genre Housing
Country UK
RegDeadline 24 April 2017 GoogleCal iCal
24 April 2017
Eligibility The client is looking to appoint a firm with proven ability to deliver the project. For this reason entrants must demonstrate they employ a minimum of 3 fee earning members of staff, of which one must be a registered architect

Co-living or Co-housing is best described as a deliberate community that’s strengthened by the use of shared space and facilities, such as kitchens, utility spaces, play areas, gardens and outside areas.

The design competition is being held in partnership with a private developer and is open internationally to registered architects. The initial phase of the competition will require teams to submit expressions of interest and their vision of co-living, in digital format only. Up to ten practices will then be longlisted and invited to interview. Five practices will be subsequently shortlisted to participate in the second phase. Each shortlisted designer will receive an honorarium of £3,000 + VAT in total. Each team attending an interview that doesn’t make the eventual shortlist will receive a payment of £1,000 + VAT.

Hugh Broughton (Hugh Broughton Architects)
Takero Shimazaki (t-sa Architects)
Developer Representatives (
Matthew Johnson (UKPA Planning Consultant (Interview and Phase 2 only))

Designe commission

Entry Fee

Notification and result announced: Monday 10 July


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