Bekanntgabe: 14.06.2017 - Hong Kong Pixel Homes
Bee Breeders (former HMMD Group), Hong Kong
Open ideas competition
Hong Kong is one of the most expensive and densely populated cities on Earth. With over 7 million people living on an island just 1,102 square km in size, where the population is constantly struggling for space. Like other major cities around the world, Hong Kong is in the midst of an affordable housing crisis. The strict limitations on space mean that there is a capped supply of housing on the island. A limited supply, paired with an ever-growing demand, has caused Hong Kong housing prices to skyrocket.
Helping to ease this problem The Hong Kong Pixel Home architecture competition participants are tasked to utilize the Hong Kong‘s last remaining pixel-sized spots of the land to design affordable residential buildings that will help alleviate the city’s housing crisis and support its low and middle class community struggle for accommodation.
There is no set competition site, but participants are limited to a single area of just 100 m2, a size that would be considered problematic for high-level construction in any city in the world other than Hong Kong – the land of tiny footprint skyscrapers!
Design a pilot-phase concept for affordable housing within Hong Kong, which can be easily rolled out to increase the capacity of housing stock and is minimal in its use of land and materials.
No minimum size or amount of residential units per block is defined. Proposals should be flexible enough to adopt to various sizes with multiple inhabitant capacity requirements.
Designs for the Hong Kong Pixel Homes should be versatile to adapt to different locations across the city and be flexible, allowing adjustments to be made in order to suit different residential capacity requirements.
Bekanntgabe: 14. Juni 2017
Projekt: Towers within a Tower
Lap Chi Kwong · Alison Von Glinow · Kevin Lamyuktseung, USA
Projekt: Vertical Village
François Chantier · Maria Fernandez, Frankreich
3. Preis + BB Student Award
Projekt: Upside - Down Mechine
Yukang Yang · Jingwen Cui
Beijing University of Technology, China
BB Green Award
Projekt: Hong Kong Pixel Homes - Lantern of Lives
Danaiporn Pongamornprom · Thongchai Wongsrisuppakul · Veeramon Suwannasang, Thailand
Tsz Tuen Cherry Cheung · Renee Tsuen Yan Kwok · Wing Yin Winnie Lo, Hong Kong
Projekt: Non-compromising Compact Living Proposal
Wan Ting Tang, Hong Kong
Laura Gonzalez · Amir-Behan Jahanbin, USA
Tsz Wai Leung
Academy of Art University, USA
Ksymena Borczynska · Bartosz Kobylakiewicz
Silesian University of Technology, Polen
Sebastián Mella · Lautaro Catrileo · Nicolás Vidal · Raimundo Maldonado, Chile
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