2015 Tiny Home Community Ideas Competition

We invite you to share your ideas on a new typology for urban housing: a twelve unit community of tiny homes to help address the problem of homelessness in urban centers.

Category Idea Competition / Open to Students
Type International, Idea, Open, Single-Stage , Anonymous
Genre Housing
Country Raleigh, United States
Registration Deadline 22 May 2015 GoogleCal iCal
Submission Deadline 31 May 2015 (Must be Received or via Online) GoogleCal
Eligibility All

Description
Members of the AIA North Carolina Activate14 committee and the Raleigh/Wake Partnership to End and Prevent Homelessness invite you to share your ideas on a new typology for urban housing: a twelve unit community of tiny homes to help address the problem of homelessness in urban centers. The site is comprised of 4 vacant lots owned by the City of Raleigh, just outside Historic Boylan Heights in Raleigh, North Carolina, USA.
This ideas competition is generated by the presence of homelessness throughout our nation. There is a pressing need in cities like Raleigh for affordable micro-dwellings to serve people without a stable dwelling place. Tiny home communities cannot eliminate poverty or homelessness, but they can create a more lively, caring, and diverse city. The goal is to generate innovative micro-housing communities that can repair and enliven our social fabric and help people transition out of homelessness.

Jury
Bryan Bell (DesignCorps, SEED)
Andrew Freear (Rural Studio)
Dan Rockhill (Studio 804 + Rockhill and Associates)

Prize
Top prize: $1,500
Merit awards: $250

Entry Fee
$50 (USD)

Entries
Two 24” x 36” boards as hi-res PDF
No more than 250 words submitted as one-page PDF

Submission Address
Activate14 Tiny Homes Competition
14 East Peace Street, 3rd Floor
Raleigh, North Carolina 27604
USA

Timetable
Public Announcement of winner at Activate14 event: June 25, 2015
AIANC Conference Exhibition + Presentation: September 24-26th, 2015

Organizer
Activate14

Official Website

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