Open International Competition for Alternative Layout Design in Standard Housing

The goal of the competition is to establish a clear “size range” and develop alternative layout designs for each type of standard residence, from studios to four-room apartments.

Category Idea Competition
Type International, Idea, Open, Two-Stage
Genre Housing
Country Russia
Registration Deadline 3 August 2018 GoogleCal iCal
Submission Deadline 3 August 2018 (via Online)
Eligibility Russian and international architects/ To participate in the Second Stage of the Competition finalists must have the status of legal entities or foreign legal entities in consortium with a Russian company.

Description
The competition is designed to be a testing ground for creating the apartments of the future. Requirements for applicants’ proposals reflect the principles which define standard housing, including flexibility, usability, and stability. The aim is for submitted planning solutions to help meet the modern citizen’s need for comfort, communication, and personal fulfillment.
The goal of the competition is to establish a clear “size range” and develop alternative layout designs for each type of standard residence, from studios to four-room apartments. Contestants must develop architectural concepts and elaborate on detailed layout designs with increased area size for further residents.
Participants also must emphasize a flexible planning structure and develop apartment lines based on three of four building types (multi-unit apartment house, tower, section-building, or gallery). The goal is to produce new functional and layout solutions while keeping in mind the different life scenarios of modern citizens. A technical brief includes references on how to make apartments more diversified and adaptive; for example, it would be possible to combine different types of residences within one floor of a building, without changing its entire structure.
The brief determines the minimum comfortable size for each apartment unit, including an appropriate size for storage rooms. The layout design includes a communal area for all family members, and implies that each room will have a basic and an additional purpose. For example, one can easily arrange a working area in the bedroom.

Jury
Not yet announced

Prize
Each of the 20 finalists of the First Stage will receive a reward of 1 m roubles (about €14,600).
Up to five First Place Winners: 2 m roubles each (about €29,200)
Up to five Second Place Winners: 1.5 m roubles each (about €21,900)
Up to ten Third Place Winners: 1m Russian roubles each (about €14,600)

Entry Fee
None

Timetable
FIRST STAGE JURY MEETING. SELECTION OF FINALISTS: 06.09.2018
DEADLINE FOR IMPROVED COMPETITION PROPOSALS: 05.11.2018
SELECTION OF WINNERS: TBD

Organizer
Strelka KB, DOM.RF and The Russian Government

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