2015 Tiny Home Community Ideas Competition

Sponsor: AIA North Carolina Activate14

Location: Raleigh, North Carolina, USA

Type: Student, 1 stage, international

Language: English

Eligiblity: The competition is open internationally to all students in a certified architectural program, un-licensed design professionals, and licensed Architects. Individuals or teams may submit more than one entry, but each entry will receive separate ID numbers and require an additional entry fee.

Entrance Fee: $50

Awards: Top prize – $1,500 

Merit awards – $250

22 May 2015 – Registration Deadline
31 May 2015 – Submission Deadline
Bryan Bell – Design Corps, SEED
Andrew Freear – Rural Studio
Dan Rockhill – Studio 804, Rockhill & Associates

Design Challenge: The ideas competition challenges designers to share ideas for a new typology for urban housing: a twelve unit community of tiny homes to help address the problem of homelessness in urban centers. The site is comprised of 4 vacant lots owned by the City of Raleigh, just outside Historic Boylan Heights in Raleigh, North Carolina, USA. 

This ideas competition is generated by the presence of homelessness throughout our nation. There is a pressing need in cities like Raleigh for affordable micro-dwellings to serve people without a stable dwelling place. Tiny home communities cannot eliminate poverty or homelessness, but they can create a more lively, caring, and diverse city. The goal is to generate innovative micro-housing communities that can repair and enliven our social fabric and help people transition out of homelessness.

For more information, go to: http://activate14.com/competitions/tinyhome/