International Architecture Competition

RE-Stock
London
Housing

US $6,000 + PUBLICATION IN THE BOOK Prize
12 May, 2020 Registration deadline
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Competition introduction

Competition organisers

RE-Stock
London
Housing

COMPETITION PARTNERS

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.


London is home to some of the most expensive properties in the world, making access to affordable housing almost impossible to all but the very rich. According to a report by UBS Wealth Management, London homes are the second most over-priced in the world, and closely behind Vancouver in its “bubble risk rating”.

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


Proposed 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; from left: ALEXANDRA ROAD; BLAFRON TOWER (By Cianboy - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0); ROBIN HOOD GARDENS (By stevecadman - Flickrtik hartua, CC BY-SA 2.0)

 

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.

Competition Programme

The participants are asked to design either extensions to existing housing developments or to design new housing schemes which can be easily rolled out to increase capacity of housing stock.

No minimum size or amount of the residential units per block is defined. The proposals should be flexible enough to adopt in different sizes with different inhabitant capacity requirements.

Designs for the RE-Stock London Housing should be flexible to different locations across the city. The designs should also be adaptable, allowing adjustments to be made in order to suit different residential capacity requirements.

Download full competition brief for more information!

Competition is open to all. No professional qualification is required. Design proposals can be developed individually or by teams (4 team members maximum). Correspondence with organizers must be conducted in English; All information submitted by participants must be in English. 

Prizes

Total prize fund
US $6,000 + PUBLICATION IN THE BOOK
1st prize

US $3,000

Publications
Certificate of Achievement

2nd prize

US $1,500

Publications
Certificate of Achievement

3rd prize

US $500

Publications
Certificate of Achievement

BB STUDENT AWARD

US $500  (more details here)

Publications
Certificate of Achievement

BB GREEN AWARD

US $500  (more details here)

Publications
Certificate of Achievement

+ 6 HONOURABLE MENTIONS



PUBLICATIONS:


The winners:

- get international art and design media coverage

- will be featured on the Bee Breeders website

- will be featured on the Bee Breeders social pages 

- will be included in the ARCHHIVE BOOKS “What is Affordable Housing?” second edition print publication.



CERTIFICATE:


Bee Breeders will also acknowledge the outstanding performance of all winners and honourable mentions with Certificates of Achievement.

Downloads

The full competition brief can be downloaded as often as required; no additional information will be provided after registration.




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Jury Panel

Jury members shall under no circumstances be contacted by competition participants or their representatives. Participants who attempt to contact jury members, shall be disqualified. 


All communication regarding the competition should only be carried out with Bee Breeders staff. For any questions please contact us on [email protected]

FULL JURY PANEL AVAILABLE HERE

KEY DATES & REGISTRATION FEES

Closing date for registration
12 May, 2020
Closing date for project submission
17 June, 2020 (11:59pm GMT+0)
Announcement of the winners
14 July, 2020

preliminary registration deadlines

Registration fees

Early Bird Registration
25 November - 28 January
Architects / Enthusiasts / Companies
US $90
Students
US $70
Advance Registration
29 January - 10 March
Architects / Enthusiasts / Companies
US $120
Students
US $100
Last Minute Registration
11 March - 12 May
Architects / Enthusiasts / Companies
US $140
Students
US $120



STUDENT REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS

Contact us to receive special student rates for group registrations (discount applies for 3+ registrations from one university/school) and to receive further information and support for getting your students involved in architecture competitions. Send us request from your university email address along with basic information about yourself and your university/school. Please note that only recognized university staff can apply for the reduced student rate.

 

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F.A.Q.

Competition related F.A.Q.

This project has no set budget.
The proposed designs should be versatile enough to be replicated at different sites in different areas across the city. The goal is to offer solutions to all of London, not just one specific site.
The proposed sites are just a suggestion, we do not offer additional information about them. 

General F.A.Q.

Click on "register now", fill in all the required fields, choose your payment method and submit your information. You will be forwarded to Paypal or CPS secure payment gateway, to cover the competition fee. Once we receive your payment, we'll send you an email with your username and password to upload your submission directly to the website.
Only one proposal per registration is permitted. Participants are entitled to register multiple times if they wish to participate in the competition with several proposals.
Yes. We are in the process of negotiating with multiple international industry-related media representatives. The list of media partners is constantly updated on our website, please check it regularly to find latest updates.
Yes. If the jury panel selects a Student award's submission for the top 3, it will automatically be awarded both prizes.
Yes. If the jury panel selects a Green award's submission for the top 3, it will automatically be awarded both prizes.
No. Competition entries are evaluated anonymously. The participant registration type is only revealed upon the announcement of the results.
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