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Junya Ishigama on the cover of the October 2019 issue of Azure Magazine. The Innovators Issue.
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The Bee Breeders Global Housing Availability Challenge series in partnership with ARCHHIVE BOOKS’ “What is Affordable Hosuing?” turns its attention on Paris for the next competition in the series.

Paris, like so many other international cities around the world, is struggling with a huge affordable housing problem. Paris ranks in the top 10 most expensive cities to live in, meaning housing prices are naturally higher than other regions in France.

The Paris Affordable Housing Challenge is tasking participants with designing a sustainable solution to Paris’ affordable housing problem. There is no specific location defined for this architecture competition, as such designs should be versatile enough that they can be adapted and rolled out across multiple locations in order to increase the capacity of the city’s housing stock.

Participants should consider designs that are flexible enough to accommodate different sizes for various inhabitants (families, single professionals, couples, etc) and their varying requirements.

Competition Programme

Design a pilot-phase concept for affordable housing within Paris, which can be easily rolled out to increase capacity of housing stock, and is minimal in its use of land and materials.

No minimum size or amount of residential units per block is defined. The proposals should be flexible enough to adopt to different sizes for various inhabitant capacity requirements.

Designs for the Paris Affordable Housing Challenge should be able to adapt to various locations across the city. The designs should also be adaptable, allowing adjustments to be made in order to suit different residential capacity requirements.

Total Prize Fund

1st Prize: US $3,000

2nd Prize: US $1,500

3rd Prize: US $500

BB Student Award: US $500

BB Green Award: US $500

Competition is open to all. No professional qualification is required. Design proposals can be developed individually or by teams (4 team members maximum).

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