Neighborhoods for Generation Housing


Sponsor: National Building Fund, Denmark
Type: Open, two-stage
Language: English
Eligibility: EU/EWR
Fee: none
The four most innovative ideas submitted will be selected as winners of the competition. In addition up to 10 ideas will receive honourable mentions on the website and be part of the competition’s exhibition. The four selected ideas will receive financial support and experts to develop and adapt ideas to one of two case sites in Axelborg and Høje Gladsaxe, Denmark. The four winners will each receive DKK 350,000 (US$49,000) to finance further development of their designs.
17 February 2023 – Deadline for receipt of projects or requests to participate

The jury: 
• Christian Pagh (Head of Jury) Director and Chief Curator of Oslo Architecture Triennale NO
• Hanna Harris Chief Design Officer of Helsinki FIN
• Gro Sandkjær Hanssen Senior researcher in welfare, democracy and governance at OsloMet NO
• Mikkel Warming (Høje Gladsaxe) Head of Development, 3B, DK
• Finn Williams City Architect of Malmö SE
• Steffen Møller Borgbjerg (Axelborg) Director, ALBO, DK
• Natalie Mossin Head of Institute, Institute of Architecture and Technology, KADK, DK
• Jan Gehl Urban Expert, DK

Design challenge:
This is an open call for ambitious, innovative and creative ideas that contribute to socially sustainable Neighbourhood for Generation in the future. Neighbourhoods for Generations are places that invite sociability and mutual support, where people of all ages are seen and valued as members of their stairwell, housing block and neighbourhood.

Due to demographic changes and urbanisation, cities and neighbourhoods are facing multiple, converging challenges including a lack of affordable housing, an increase in social segregation, poor access to health and social services and worsening rates of mental and physical health among people. In order to achieve more socially sustainable places for people of all ages, we need to rethink the way we plan, organise, live and interact in our cities. Affordable housing is an inevitable part of the development as decent and affordable housing is one of the most important requirements to be met in order to establish a good life.

Competition brief available at:

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