Shabbyshabby Apartments Design Build Competition

Sponsor: raumlaborberlin and Münchner Kammerspiele

Location: Munich, Germany

Type: Open, international

Languages: English, German

Eligiblity: Open to all designers

Awards: Winners will be covered for costs of accomodation and food, tools and material (max 250€), but not travel expenses.

Registration Deadline:

Submission Deadline: 30 March 2015

Design Challenge: We need low cost housing in our cities. Space is not a luxury – space is a necessity! Housing should be a public value that relates to other common goods. We have to reinvent the idea of housing, ground and soil. We need new ways to build without using up the world’s resources. We have to find ways to to work and live together, to welcome people, to make experiments.

Designers are challenged to invent apartments that everyone can afford, to design a space to live, which is free from speculations: studios, lofts, social housing, built in public space. Entrants choose one out of 7 locations along the Shabbyshabby Axis. The locations include everything from islands in the river to spaces under the bridge, from public parks to public parking – reinvent Munich next to the European Patent Office or on Munich’s most expensive shopping street.

There is a budget of only 250€ for the material of the apartment. This means the material has to be almost free from cost. The goal is to create a low cost design, with a new idea of what is private and what is collective, a use-what-you-find house, plugged into the city’s existing infrastructure built fromas little resources as possible. A house for more than one person using up as little urban surface as possible.

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