Berlin Affordable Housing Challenge || תחרויות
Title: Berlin Affordable Housing Challenge
Last Minute Registration : SEPTEMBER 10 – NOVEMBER 4
Closing date for questions & answers: NOVEMBER 10, 2021
Organizers: Bee Breeders & Archive Books
Prizes: 1st prize 3000€ + Publications Certificate of Achievement
2nd prize 1500€ + Publications Certificate of Achievement
3rd prize 500 € + Publications Certificate of Achievement
Berlin is a city with a complicated past, from the ravages of World War II to the division of the city by the infamous Berlin Wall from 1961 to 1989. Despite being one of the most exciting and vibrant cities in Europe, Berlin is severely lacking in affordable housing, making it less accessible to live in than many of its smaller counterparts across Germany.
The divide between East and West Germany created two very distinct housing markets, with the East controlled entirely by the state and, while housing was affordable, there was little investment in improving or developing housing units. By the time the government began investing in developing new housing stock in the 1990s, the population of Berlin was actually decreasing, with the beginning of urban sprawl and a shift of the population to the neighbouring State of Brandenburg. The increase in supply and decrease in demand resulted in a housing stock surplus that most likely contributed to the State of Berlin de-prioritising affordable housing for years to come.
The Berlin Affordable Housing Challenge is the latest architecture competition in the affordable housing series, run in partnership with ARCHHIVE BOOKS.Participants are tasked with creating innovative design solutions to Berlin’s affordable housing problem. Project designs should be flexible enough to accommodate different inhabitants and living situations – including families, single professionals, and couples – and provide suitable solutions for their various requirements.
As there are no specific requirements, participants are encouraged to be as creative as possible in the solutions they design, challenging typical ideas of housing, design, and the community at large, while at the same time maintaining a practical element that could potentially see these designs realised. Winning projects will receive a share of the prize fund, as well as the chance to be featured in an upcoming issue of the ARCHHIVE BOOKS' 'Affordable Housing' publication.
• Design a concept for affordable housing within Berlin, which can be easily rolled out to increase the capacity of housing stock, and is minimal in its use of land and materials.
• No minimum size or amount of residential units per block is defined. The proposals should be flexible enough to adapt in different sizes with different inhabitant capacity requirements.
• Designs for the Berlin Affordable Housing Challenge should be flexible to implement in different locations across the city. The designs should also be adaptable, allowing adjustments to be made in order to suit different residential capacity requirements.
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