mumbai mixed housing

Mumbai Mixed Housing

Submission: April 30, 2018
Registration: April 29, 2018
Language: English
Location: Concept
Prizes: Please see details below
Type: Open


Rapid urban growth and growing inequality has created a global crisis in housing that increasingly segregates the rich from the poor. Though not fully understood, there is a clear and parallel relationship between the size of a city and its level of socio-economic disparity: the larger the city, the less equal it tends to be. Physical and social segregation, which both reflects and perpetuates socio-economic disparity within a city, is a growing concern in cities worldwide – including Mumbai.

The long-term success of a city depends on the collective well-being of all its inhabitants. To what extent can architecture support social inclusion and break down spatial segregation within the megacity?

arch out loud challenges competition entrants to design a mixed dwelling development on one of the last undeveloped sections of Mumbai’s coastline. Entrants will design for both the indigenous fishing community that has occupied the site for hundreds of years – as well as a new demographic drawn to the affluent neighborhood that now encompasses the site. Proposals should identify architectural and planning solutions that support integration between these socio-economically distinct communities.


Prizes total to $8,000

OVERALL WINNER – $5,000 + AO feature and certificate

3 Runners up – $1,000 each + AO feature and certificate

10 Honorable Mentions – AO feature and certificate

Directors Choice – AO feature and certificate


Daniel Libeskind – Founding Principal, Studio Libeskind

Norman Foster – Founder & Executive Chairman, Foster + Partners

Sheila Sri Prakash – Founding Principal, Shilpa Architects

Dominique Perrault – Founding Principal, Dominique Perrault Architecture

Vishaan Chakrabarti – Founding Principal, PAU

Sanjay Puri – Founding Principal, Sanjay Puri Architects

Sameep Padora – Founding Principal, sP+A

Romi Khosla – Founding Principal, Romi Khosla Design Studio

Grace Kim  – Founding Principal, Schemata Workshop

Geeta Mehta – Founding President, Asia Initiatives | Professor, Columbia University

Shefali Balwani – Founding Principal, Architecture BRIO

Eric Bunge – Cofounding Principal, nArchitects


Advanced Registration: Dec 11 – Feb 1

Early Registration: Feb 2 – Mar 29

Regular Registration: Mar 30 – Apr 1

Submission Deadline: May 1

Go to the competition’s website