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Las Vegas Affordable Housing

Las Vegas Affordable Housing Challenge

Create a new concept for affordable housing that could alleviate the pressures on the Las Vegas population.
Competition Type:
Ideas Competition
Eligibility:
Open to all
Registration Deadline:
November 2, 2022
Submission Deadline:
December 7, 2022
Results Announcement:
February 15, 2023
Entry Fee:
Advance (Student) - 105 €
Late (Student) - 115 €
Advance (Pro) - 115 €
Late (Professional) - 135 €
* +4.5% tax

📔 Competition Brief

In 2017, Las Vegas was revealed to be the least affordable city in the USA for renters, with the biggest shortage of affordable and available rental homes according to figures from the National Low Income Housing Coalition. It was found that Las Vegas only had 12 affordable rental units available for every 100 households classified as “extremely low income.” This is worse than Los Angeles, Houston, Orlando, and San Diego which were also considered some of the least affordable cities in the US.

Since then, we’ve experienced a global pandemic and a cost of living crisis that has made life infinitely more expensive in countries all around the world. And in the wake of the 2008 real estate crash, developers have been reluctant to restart construction of new homes, causing a supply shortage that further drives up prices, hitting renters the hardest.

For the Las Vegas Affordable Housing Challenge, Buildner is asking architects and designers to create a new concept for affordable housing that could alleviate the pressures on the Las Vegas population.

Participants should consider designs that are flexible enough to adapt to different sizes and accommodate a variety of inhabitants (families, single professionals, couples, etc.) and their different requirements. As there are no specific requirements in terms of site or structures, participants are encouraged to be as creative as possible in the solutions they design. The jury will be looking for designs that challenge 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 realized. 

🏆 Prizes

3 winning proposals, 2 special award recipients and 6 honourable mentions will be selected. Buildner (formerly Bee Breeders) will award a total of 7,000 € in prize money to competition winners as follows:

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

Buildner Student Award - 1000 € + 50 € gift card at ARCHHIVE BOOKS
Buildner Sustainability Award - 500 € 

🦸‍♂️ Jury

Buildner is committed to selecting the most qualified industry professionals to comprise its jury panels. Jury panels consist of architects, in addition to professionals from other professional backgrounds that are relevant to the competition topic, to guarantee the most objective competition results.

You may find the invited jury list from previous competitions here – https://architecturecompetitions.com/guest-jury/

🎫 Entry Fee

105 € Advance (Student) deadline September 8, 2022
115 € Late (Student) deadline November 2, 2022
115 € Advance (Pro) deadline September 8, 2022
135 € Late (Professional) deadline November 2, 2022
* plus 4.5% tax.

📜 More Info

The competition is open to all. No professional qualification is required. Design proposals can be developed individually or by teams (4 team members maximum).

Contact the organizer (Buildner) 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. Please note that only recognized university staff can apply for the reduced student rate.

Visit the competition website for more info – Las Vegas Affordable Housing Challenge

Disclaimer: The information shared above is just a general guide and may not have the most recent or complete details about the competition. It’s important to double-check the information on the organizer’s website and the competition brief before you enter or rely on it. Deziko is not responsible for any mistakes or consequences that may arise from using the information.If you notice any errors, please contact us, and we’ll fix them as soon as possible.
Competition Type:
Ideas Competition
Eligibility:
Open to all
Registration Deadline:
November 2, 2022
Submission Deadline:
December 7, 2022
Results Announcement:
February 15, 2023
Entry Fee:
Advance (Student) - 105 €
Late (Student) - 115 €
Advance (Pro) - 115 €
Late (Professional) - 135 €
* +4.5% tax
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