Living-Hub – Affordable homes design contest

Submission: January 18, 2022
Registration: January 17, 2022
Language: English
Location: London, United Kingdom
Prizes: $24000
Type: Open Competition


This challenge aims to create an affordable housing design that provides people with a basic livable facility for people. The design is aimed to provide the basic spaces that are needed for survival in the city. Along with other necessary spaces that are accommodated in the affordable price range.

Global housing crisis – high living costs

Lack of proper housing has been one of the biggest problems that the world has faced overall. Whether it is the areas that are ridden with natural disasters or the most developed ones. This problem has infected most of the countries. And the severity of this problem is ranging across the world.

There are various reasons why the housing crisis exists around the world. But what is common in all is the fact that they’re unaffordable. The basic requirement of a shelter is often unaffordable to millions across the world. People stay either in small temporary houses or on the streets where they are provided with nothing. This has been observed in the best of the cities to the developing ones.

There will be an eventual rise in this issue as is it estimated that a huge population is going to migrate towards these cities by the year 2050.

Design Objectives

Empathy: Understand the basic needs of the people who are searching for a home on a survival level. Provide spaces that are required for basic functioning and living.

Affordability: Materials, sizes, and construction technology are to be studied to make the housing project more and more affordable to a large number of people.

Multiplicability: Study and create a kind of space that can be further multiplied and prototyped in various areas as per the need. Which can help in mitigation of the problem.

Context – The design must respond to the (existing) site conditions. The wider socio-cultural, economic and environmental settings are to be considered in the design approach.


  • The minimum eligible age for participation is 18 years.
  • The competitions are open worldwide for designers from any discipline.
  • You can participate as an individual or as a team of a maximum of 4 members.
  • All students and professionals can participate in the competitions.

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