Cambodian Sustainable Housing



Sponsor: Building Trust International, Karuna Cambodia

Type: Open, ideas, international, one-stage

Language: English



Registration: $75.00 (Free to those entering from a developing country.)


Registration: $15 (Free to those entering from a developing country.)

Eligibility: Design professionals, Engineers, Architects,

architecture/design/engineer graduates or

architecture/design/engineer students.


Professional Category

1st prize: Winning design has the opportunity to influence the future of housing construction in Cambodia.

The winning proposal will be used to construct a prototype house with the assistance of Habitat for Humanity Cambodia.

There will also be 4 honorable mentions.

Student Category

1st prize: $100 (+ Opportunity to volunteer with the build of winning professional design.)

There will also be 4 honorable mentions


15 January 2013 – Submission Deadline


– Tang Sochet Vitou, Cambodian Society of Architects (CSA)

– Meas Kimseng, Cambodian Society of Architects (CSA)

– David Cole from Building Trust international

– Libby Hsu, MIT D-Lab Instructor

– Michael Jones, Architect, LEED AP BD+C

– Eva Lloyd, Co-Founder Collective StudioDesign

and representatives from:

– Habitat For Humanity Cambodia

– Build a City (People for Care and Learning)


To create designs that can provide a sustainable future for housing in the South-east Asian country. Any proposal will have to keep below a budget of $2000 and deal with the yearly flooding that effects most residential areas.