2023 IRACDC「The Multifunctional Sustainable and Healthy Home」Competition

Submission: November 30, 2022
Registration: November 30, 2022
Language: English
Location: Global
Prizes: Please see details below
Type: Open


The current global climate crisis and COVID-19 have confronted us with significant changes in how we live together in cities and the countryside. We can’t rely on the social and economic structures of the past anymore. On top on this, real changes need to be bottom up, as governments and large corporations seem to have no interest in taking the lead.

Lockdowns all around the world have illuminated that we need to rely more and more on our homes for our daily, weekly, and monthly routines. We sleep, work, recreate, eat, produce and consume here. Technology is playing an important role to allow this. At the same time, space, sustainability, and health measures have become important topics to consider. Does our internet allow us to have the contact – with our families, friends, colleagues and resources suppliers – that we need? Do we have enough indoor and outdoor space for all the different routine activities that we want to do? Are we able to minimize our impact on the world environment by reducing waste, and by self-production of food and energy? How can we bring changes to our surroundings when constantly being at home, so that we stay psychologically sound and remain inspired?

How can we make a difference to our home environment to answer to all these changes, and to set an example for the leaders in our society about how willingness can lead to something new? Design a multifunctional sustainable and healthy home in the urban or countryside context, which can change the way we live with our families, friends and neighbors. Consider social, economic, sustainability, health, and phycological aspects. Is it possible to give an answer that works globally, or is the cultural and geographical context important to the solutions of tomorrow? What effect will this have on the architectural community at large, and how should it be organized to answer the question?

Competition Rule

1. Affiliated Units:Taiwan Residential Architecture Award Association

2. Organizer:Taiwan Architecture Magazine、Sun-Yuan Architects & Associates

3. Topic contributor and judge:
Rem Koolhaas/OMA Founder Partner
David Gianotten/OMA Managing Partner – Architect

4. Topic:The Multifunctional Sustainable and Healthy Home


a. Total prize of US$20,000 and trophies(tax included)
b. All of selection standard, award category and prize distribution are decided by the Judge.
c. Works of winners will be published in《Taiwan Architecture Magazine》and Taiwan Residential Architecture Awards official website
d. No registration fee.


The age of applicants for the competition must be 40 and under(born after 1982), and any 1 of 2 qualifications as follow is required:
a. Society in general or students in architecture or related industry.
b. Individual or a team are both acceptable to apply for the competition.
The number of a team must be under 3 and all fit in with the qualification.

Application and requirement

a. Registration, declaration and work content forms(word and PDF both)
b. Work drawings can clearly present the idea of designer in English only.
c. Both electronic files must be deposited in the same document file and uploaded to the cloud drive.
(a) Send the file link to「traa@sunyuan.com.tw」.
(b) The name of file and e-mail title must be named as 「Title of Entry_2023 IRACDC Entry」.
d. Size of drawing papers is A3 and no more than 4 pages. Format of electronic files is PDF ≥ 300 dpi and ≤ 40 MB in size
e. Applicant’s name, school and related information of applicant cannot be mentioned on drawing paper of work.

Date of submission: 2022/07/01~2022/11/30 24:00(GMT+08:00)

Selection procedure

a. Selection procedure will be conducted from January to February in 2023, followed awards ceremony in March.
b. The whole process is in English video conference


>>> Go to the competition’s website <<<

Categories: All competitions
Date: September 26, 2022