Portland Courtyard Housing Competition


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Creating spaces for families, community and sustainability in the city

Category Idea Competition / Open to Students / Competition Result
Type International Architecture Idea Competition
Genre Housing
Country United States
RegDeadline 24 Oct 2007 GoogleCal iCal
24 Oct 2007 (Must be Received)
Eligibility All

The City of Portland invites you to share your ideas on the design possibilities of housing oriented to shared courtyards. Portland is promoting courtyard housing as an additional infill housing type that can provide a quality living environment at densities higher than conventional detached housing. We invite entrants to suggest compelling solutions to several key challenges:

* How can courtyard housing be designed to serves an attractive option for families with children?
* How can courtyards serve as usable outdoor space while also providing environmental sustainability benefits, act as a setting for community interaction while also respecting privacy needs, or serve as a pedestrian-oriented space while also accommodating cars?
* How can courtyard housing avoid a purely inward focus and contribute to Portland’s tradition of street-oriented urbanism?

Michael Pyatok, David Miller, Nancy Merryman, Cynthia Girling, Clare Cooper Marcus, Sam Grawe and Loren Waxman

US $20,000 Total

Entry Fee
Upon registration and payment of a US $45 entry fee, participants will be assigned a registration number and have access to the full competition brief.

Award Notification: November 14
Award Reception: December 14

City of Portland Bureau of Planning

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