Hong Kong Pixel Homes International Architecture Competition

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Overview

Participants are challenged to fill Hong Kong's vacant pixel-sized spots of the land with designs for creative, yet feasible, residential buildings that could work to alleviate the city's affordable housing crisis.

Category Idea Competition / Competition Result / Open to Students
Type International, Idea, Open, Single-Stage
Genre Housing
Country Hong Kong
Registration Deadline 26 April 2017 (See "Entry Fee" below) GoogleCal iCal
Submission Deadline 17 May 2017 (via Online) GoogleCal
Eligibility All

Description
Hong Kong is one of the most expensive and densely populated cities on Earth. With over 7 million people living on an island just 1,102 square km in size, where the population is constantly struggling for space. Like other major cities around the world, Hong Kong is in the midst of an affordable housing crisis. The strict limitations on space mean that there is a capped supply of housing on the island. A limited supply, paired with an ever-growing demand, has caused Hong Kong housing prices to skyrocket.
Helping to ease this problem The Hong Kong Pixel Home architecture competition participants are tasked to utilize the Hong Kong's last remaining pixel-sized spots of the land to design affordable residential buildings that will help alleviate the city’s housing crisis and support its low and middle class community struggle for accommodation.
There is no set competition site, but participants are limited to a single area of just 100 m2, a size that would be considered problematic for high-level construction in any city in the world other than Hong Kong – the land of tiny footprint skyscrapers!

Jury
Alona Martinez - University of Plymouth, United Kingdom
Andrejs Edvards Rauchut - associate professor at RISEBA and a Fulbright grant recipient, Latvia
Audrey McKee - Renzo Piano Building Workshop, France
Brittany Utting - Thomas Phifer and Partners, USA
Carlos M Guimarães – depA, correspondent of A10 magazine, Portugal
Collin Anderson - Renzo Piano Building Workshop, France
Daniel Jacobs - SHoP Architects, New York City, USA
Daphné Karaiskaki - Renzo Piano Building Workshop, France
Eva Cildermane - Sustainability and business development advisor, MSc. Candidate in Sustainable Urban Development, University of Oxford
Gemawang Swaribathoro - OMA, Hong Kong
Gia-Hy Hoang - Agence Christian de Portzamparc, France
Jenna Dezinski - University of Texas, Austin, USA; Alterstudio Architecture, Austin, Texas, USA
John Paul Rysavy - SHoP Architects, New York City, USA; And-Either-Or Austin, Texas and Brooklyn, New York, USA
John Simons - KPF, USA
Mandy Too - DPA, Singapore
Pangalos Dugasse Feldmann - École Spéciale d’Architecture, France
Pierre-Henri Baudart - Studio Akkerhuis, France
Rajiv J. Fernandez - Tamarkin Co, USA
Simon McGown - CO-office, USA

Prize
1ST PRIZE: US $3,000
2ND PRIZE: US $1,500
3RD PRIZE: US $500
BB STUDENT AWARD: US $500
BB GREEN AWARD: US $500
+ 6 HONOURABLE MENTIONS

Entry Fee
- Early Bird Registration (22 FEBRUARY - 08 MARCH)
Architects / Enthusiasts / Companies: US $90
Students: US $70
- Advance Registration (09 MARCH - 29 MARCH)
Architects / Enthusiasts / Companies: US $120
Students: US $100
- Last Minute Registration (30 MARCH - 26 APRIL)
Architects / Enthusiasts / Companies: US $140
Students: US $120

Timetable
Announcement of the winners: 14 JUNE, 2017

Organizer
Bee Breeders

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