In partnership with Karuna Cambodia, Habitat for Humanity & the Cambodian Society of Architects (CSA) we are looking for designs that can provide a sustainable future for housing in the South-east Asian country. Any proposal will have to keep below a budget of $2000 and deal with the yearly flooding that effects most residential areas. The winning design will be built by Habitat for Humanity Cambodia and will influence the way they build housing in the region. This competition is a real chance to make a difference to a large group of working Cambodians lives. We are in discussion with other charitable organisations working in the region and hope that through the project we can raise the standards and create a sustainable agenda for future development. Although the competition only asks for a house design the implications of the project are great. This competition represents a real chance to make a difference and challenge a host of issues that relate to the environment, flooding, living standards and the construction process.
DESIGN CHALENGE The aim of this competition is to design a sustainable house for Cambodia’s future. The design should have a sensitivity to the tropical surroundings and where possible provide a sustainable solution that enhances the local architectural tradition, in which renewable resources like clay, bamboo and palm leaves are used to provide natural temperature and humidity regulation. Cost per unit should be capped at US$2000 . However, the jury will be looking for projects that attempt to reduce this figure and would expect basic wash, toilet and kitchen facilities to be included as well as material and labour costs.
Professional Category 1st prize: Winning design has the opportunity to influence the future of housing construction in Cambodia. The winning proposal will be used to construct a prototype house with the assistance of Habitat for Humanity Cambodia. There will also be 4 honourable mentions. Student Category 1st prize: $100 (+ Opportunity to volun- teer with the build of winning profes- sional design.) There will also be 4 honourable mentions
15th December 2012 Registration deadline