RE-Stock London Housing RE-Stock London Housing

RE-Stock London Housing

London seems to be stuck in a continuous housing crisis with fewer housing units being built every year. The sale of local authority housing stock under the ‘Right to Buy’ scheme has diminished the available housing stock even further for people in need of a suitable accommodation. Especially during the Post War period, London has been a testing ground for new innovations in housing developments with architects being innovators and champions of social change. But in the last few decades this innovation seems to have stopped.

The RE-Stock London Housing architecture competition is the Bartlett School of Architecture initiative in partnership with Bee Breeders Architecture Competition Organisers where participants are asked to look at existing iconic council housing and RE-visit, RE-imagine, RE-invigorate and RE-think them.

Looking at different iconic housing schemes, participants are free to either extend these existing buildings and transform them, or by echoing their spirit with newly design buildings on a site of their choice within London.

This architecture competition requires participants to be bold and think outside the traditional box. How can housing be an answer to some of the questions we are facing today – community cohesion, limited energy consumption, reducing the carbon footprint, food production, construction methods and so on.

Winning participants will need to apply unique strategies as well as creative designs to tackle the housing crisis, while at the same time remaining in keeping with the city’s situation and heritage.


PRIZES

3 winning proposals, 2 and 6 honourable mentions will be selected. Bee Breeders will award a total of US $6,000 in prize money to competition winners as follows:

1st Prize - US $3,000
2nd Prize - US $1,500
3rd Prize - US $500
+ 6 honourable mentions

BB Student Award - US $500
BB Green Award - US $500



COMPETITION SCHEDULE


Early Bird Registration: DECEMBER 4, 2019 - JANUARY 28, 2020
Advance Registration: JANUARY 29 - MARCH 10
Last Minute Registration: MARCH 11 - JUNE 12

Closing date for registration: JUNE 12, 2020
Closing date for submission: JULY 17, 2020 (11:59pm GMT)

Announcement of the winners: AUGUST 14, 2020


More: restocklondon.beebreeders.com

 

cash prize award: $ 6,000.00 USD

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