Homelessness Architecture & Design Competition

Submission: October 30, 2015
Registration: October 30, 2015
Language: English, French
Location: Concept
Prizes: 1st Prize:€2500, 2nd Prize:€1500, 3rd Prize:€1000
Type: France & UK Students


The Fondation des Amis de Médecins du Monde is pleased to invite architecture and design students living in France and the United Kingdom to take part in its Architecture & Design Competition on homelessness. Contestants should consider new ways to address the issue of homelessness with architecture and design, in a socially and environmentally sustainable way.The Fondation des Amis de Médecins du Monde‘s mission is to support sustainable solidarity and humanitarian action within the health sector, through technical and scientific research, promotion and innovation. This competition intends to encourage the outbreak and development of new ideas to respond to the issues of precarious housing and homelessness, factors of health deterioration for the most vulnerable.

The Fondation des Amis de Médecins du Monde gives contestants the freedom to create and work on a life module, with no limitation in terms of location, climate, political, social or cultural context. Their project should be based on an in-depth analysis and study of homeless people, and also be socially and environmentally sustainable.

At the end of the competition, the creation of the winning project on a large scale and its production could be suggested to partners of the Fondation des Amis de Médecins du Monde.

– one board in A1 format
– a presentation in 250 to 500 words
30th October 2015

chaired by Richard Rogers, Royal Gold Medal of Architecture and Pritzker Prize winning architect, co-funding trustee of Doctors of the World UK. The panel will consist of architecture, design, solidarity and humanitarian health professionals including:

•    Dr Camillo Boano: Architect, urbanist and senior lecturer at University College London
•    Matali Crasset: Industrial designer, matali crasset productions
•    Dr Françoise Sivignon: President of Médecins du Monde
•    Tudor Zamfirescu-Zega: Architect, founder of Plateforma


1st PRIZE > 2,500 €
2nd PRIZE > 1,500 €
3rd PRIZE > 1,000 €

Go to the competition’s website

Date: October 1, 2015