The MICROHOME Kingspan Edition invites participants to conceptualize an off-grid modular dwelling that would accommodate a hypothetical young professional couple. This scenario serves as the benchmark family size for the competition. The total floor area of the structure should not exceed 25 m2, thereby encouraging participants to push their creativity and innovate within these parameters.
The competition challenges participants to radically rethink spatial organization, to introduce distinctive aesthetics, and to implement state-of-the-art technologies and materials. The end objective is to propel the micro home from a mere architectural form to a revolutionary genre in its own right.
There are no geographical restrictions on the hypothetical sites for these designs, allowing for unlimited creativity. Whether urban or rural, any location worldwide can be the backdrop for these micro homes. Designs that prioritize sustainability and present solutions to economic, social, and cultural challenges through fresh architectural methods will receive preference.
The MICROHOME Kingspan Edition is an opportunity to contribute to the evolution of residential architecture. It looks forward to uncovering visionary designs and innovative ideas that are poised to redefine the future of micro-living.
3 winning proposals, 7 special award recipients and 6 honourable mentions will be selected. Buildner (formerly Bee Breeders) will award a total of 150,000 € in prize money to competition winners as follows:
1st Prize - 40,000 €
2nd Prize - 20,000 €
3rd Prize - 10,000 €
+ 6 honourable mentions
THE KINGSPAN AWARD - 40,000 €
KINGSPAN COMPLIMENTS - 4 x 5,000 €
Buildner Student Award - 10,000 €
Buildner Sustainability Award - 10,000 €
Early Bird Registration: 9 November – 14 December
Advance Registration: 15 December – 26 February
Last Minute Registration: 27 February – 29 April
Final registration deadline: 29 April, 2024
Closing date for submission: 30 May, 2024 (LONDON TIME)
Announcement of the winners: 24 July, 2024