New York Affordable Housing Challenge

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Overview

This competition acts as a challenge to the architectural community.

Category Idea Competition / Competition Result / Open to Students
Type International, Idea, Open, Single-Stage, Anonymous
Genre Housing
Country New York, United States
Registration Deadline 23 February 2017 (See "Entry Fee" below) GoogleCal iCal
Submission Deadline 23 February 2017 (via Online)
Eligibility All

Description
In the words of Bill de Blasio, New Yorkers have a “crisis of affordability” on their hands. This is a crisis built upon the success that the city has had in recent decades. These years have made the city safer, and more appealing, for people from all over the world to come and start businesses, studies, and their lives.
This has put a huge strain on housing stock, and has led to New Yorkers having to spend increasing amounts to cover their housing expenses and have made entire neighbourhoods unaffordable.
Diversity is part of the fabric from which New York City was cut, so it is becoming ever important to ensure that New York is open for all, regardless of background.
This competition acts as a challenge to the architectural community. To those just starting out in the industry as well as those who are known across the world, the question is this. How do we use the limited resources, both in terms of plots of land and the availability of finance, to create homes and communities that can continue to be diverse and open to all?
Design a pilot-phase concept for affordable housing within New York City, which can be easily rolled out to increase capacity of housing stock, and is minimal in its use of land and materials.
No minimum size or amount of the residential units per block is defined. The proposals should be flexible enough to adopt in different sizes with different inhabitant capacity requirements.
Designs for the New York Affordable Housing challenge should be flexible to different locations across the city. The designs should also be adaptable, allowing adjustments to be made in order to suit different residential capacity requirements.

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
RISING STAR AWARD (STUDENTS ONLY): US $500 + Internship with AiF
NYB GREEN AWARD: US $500
+ 6 HONOURABLE MENTIONS

Entry Fee
Early Bird Registration (03 Jan - 18 Jan): $90/ Students US $70
Advance Registration (19 Jan - 8 Feb): $120/ Students US $80
Last Minute Registration (9 Feb - 23 Feb): $140/ Students US $90

Timetable
Announcement of the winners: 15 MARCH, 2017

Organizer
BEE BREEDERS

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