HAMBURG Hybrid Housing

Submission: November 27, 2015
Registration: November 27, 2015
Language: English
Location: Hamburg, Germany
Prizes: 1st Prize:€3500, 2nd Prize: €1000, 3rd Prize: €500
Type: Open


This is a single stage Ideas Competition with the aim of identifying the best proposal for a Mixed-use Building in the centre of Hamburg, Germany.

This Competition is open to all students and professionals of areas related to Architecture. Multidisciplinary teams are encouraged. We invite you to create innovative solutions to tackle the challenges presented. The winning design will demonstrate a high degree of expression and creativity in fulfilling the program requirements, in accordance with the specific design guidelines here presented.

This is an Ideas Competition; therefore all submitted projects should be for Concept Design. All proposals will be reviewed by an international Jury. The awarding shall be made in according to the conceptual merit of the works submited to the Competition.

The purpose of this Ideas Competition is to present concepts that could make concrete improvements to the urban setting at the neighborhood scale to the chosen Intervention Site. Mainly devoted to a Residential program, this is also an opportunity to generate models for wider application, answering to a growing generalized shortage of homes in the city centre felt in cities like London, New York, Tokyo and many others.

This Competition integrates a Commercial program with a dense Residential program in an area of the city that functionally, sits in the cusp of the public scale and activities of the Spielbundplatz with the residential surrounding neighborhood. It has in mind the principles of creation of a compact city in detriment of a dispersed city, its integration of different uses rather than segregation.

Within the Residential program, different typologies are addressed, from students housing, to multi-familiar housing. The presence this type of program bears special requirements in terms of privacy, personal comfort as well as security.
Fruitfully integrating the need of different types of public is part of the challenge.


Registration and Project Submission are handled completely through the Ctrl+Space website and email.
All elements related to the competition should be submitted in digital format.

The language of the competition is English. All relevant text should be written in this language.

In order to obtain a fair evaluation, anonymity is required. In any of the submitted documents the names or pseudonyms of contestants are not allowed, with exception of the Entry Form. The anonymity of the participants is guaranteed by the electronic system for project submission and evaluation.

These are mandatory requirements under which the submission is incomplete.
Entries that are received after 23:59 of the due date shall not be accepted.

After submission and verification of all the files, the contestant will receive a confirmation email. By submitting a proposal, the contestants approve of the terms and conditions of this competition.


Aug. 25th – Sep. 24th – First Stage Registration – 40€

Sep. 25th – Nov. 4th – Second Stage Registration – 60€

Nov. 5th – Nov. 27th – Final Stage Registration – 90€

Registration and payment is made through the competition website.
All dates referred have as limit 23:59 GMT.
Upon validation, a confirmation e-mail will be sent to the registered e-mail with the Documentation Pack – CAD plan, site photographs, maps, aerial images.


A total fund of 5000€ in prize money will be awarded to winning entries and awards of merit, distributed in the following way:

First Prize: 3500€ || Second Prize: 1000€ || Third Prize: 500€

5 Awards of Merit, with no monetary prize.

The prizes include bank commissions, taxes and/or paypal commissions.

To all the awarded proposals, online promotion will be made through our Media Partners, a wide array of websites and blogs operating in the field of Architecture, Urbanism and Design.

Go to the competition’s website