B.A.L.E. 2015: A Mixed-Income Housing Design Competition

Submission: July 03, 2015
Registration:  June 05, 2015
Language: English
Location Clark Green City, Philipines
Prizes1st Prize $40,000, Short-listed entries $3,000  


B.A.L.E. (Building Accessible & Liveable Ecologies) 2015: A MixedIncome Housing DesignCompetition is being organized by the Bases Conversion & Development Authority (BCDA) of the Philippines as part of its Clark Green City (CGC) project. The Clark Green City is a 9,450-hectare development that is envisioned to be the first smart and sustainable city in the Philippines.

Per the Clark Green City Concept Plan, the ideal employee/population ratio is 50-80%; hence the 800,000 projected employees for the CGC at full development in 50 years. In order to address the need, BCDA plans to provide mixedincome and affordablehousing units, particularly for the low and middle income individuals/families who wish to live and work in the area.

To complement the Phase 1 development of 254 hectares, BCDA will be allotting an adjacent 25 hectares for a rental housing community. Another 5 hectares will be allotted as housing for the 200 families that will be affected by the Phase 1 development. These two non-contiguous pieces of land make up the competition site. B.A.L.E. 2015 calls for adesign and business case proposal for BCDA’s MixedIncome Housing Development at Clark Green City.

The competition will be a Two-Stage Process wherein all registered participants can submit for the First Stage of the Competition. Short-listed participants will be invited to proceed to the Final Stage of the Competition.

The Grand Winner will receive (USD) $40,000.00 and the winning design will be considered for implementation. Short-listed entries will each receive (USD) $3,000.00 for further refinements for the Final Stage of the Competition.

Maximum of five (5) team members per team. Each team must have at least one (1) Registered Architect in the Philippines as a member. Teams are encouraged to be multi-disciplinary.

Registration is free. Deadline to register at the competition website is on June 5, 2015 at 12 noon (Philippine Standard Time, GMT +8:00). Only registered participants will be given access to the Competition Kit.

Registration Deadline: June 5, 2015 at 12 noon (Philippine Standard Time, GMT +8:00)
First-Stage Submissions Deadline: July 3, 2015 at 3 PM (Philippine Standard Time, GMT +8:00)
Announcement of Short-listed Entries: July 13, 2015
Final-Stage Submissions Deadline: August 12, 2015 at 3 PM (Philippine Standard Time, GMT +8:00)
Announcement of Winner: August 14, 2015


1.) Place Branding (10%)
2.) Responsiveness to Local & Community Needs (10%)
3.) Environmental Sensitivity (15%)
4.) Green & Smart Features (20%)
5.) Project Financing & Feasibility (20%)
6.) Operational Sustainability (15%)
7.) Innovation (10%)

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