European student teams to design a concept for a real site near the centre of Helsinki, Finland.
Register: MAY/21/2021, Submit: JUN/21/2021, Eligibility: European interdisciplinary student teams (one or more current students of architecture, urban design, urban planning, related disciplines); teams may include professionals; team leader must be a student, Fee: Free, Awards: 1st Prize 4,000 EUR, 2nd Prize 2,000 EUR, Innovative thinking award 500 EUR, Undergraduate award 500 EUR
The European Federation for Living (EFL) is giving student teams around Europe the chance to design a concept for a real site near the centre of Helsinki, Finland. The year 2020, notably the COVID-19 pandemic, brought challenges that are already provoking new thinking about how urban communities live, work, and congregate. We invite designs that speak to our current and future challenges.
We want to see:
- Dwellings that can accommodate diverse types of households across their life cycles, while supporting their well-being, privacy, and social and economic inclusion.
- Community facilities that will help residents help each other, and buildings that will complement and improve the surrounding neighbourhood.
- Design that addresses the urgent need to mitigate climate change, and to adapt our built environments to its impacts.
- Design that incorporates sharing, learning, working, co-living, and other support scenarios, as and where needed.
Teams will not only design a building – the hardware – but also envision local networks, services, and value streams – the software and the blockchains – that will support affordable community living on and around the site.
To meet this multifaceted challenge, we encourage teams to include interdisciplinary expertise where possible, and to think across disciplinary boundaries within their design process.
The chosen concept will form the basis for a real-life development on the actual site.
This competition offers you a unique chance to explore opportunities for smarter, healthier, greener, and more digitally connected patterns of living, and build them into people-centred designs.
The site lies in the middle of Helsinki, in the Kalasatama neighbourhood, 6 minutes from the city centre. It is located by the sea with 6 km of seaside promenade, parks, playgrounds, and sports fields, and is equipped with AAL and smart technologies, such as innovative waste and urban-level energy management.
Kalasatama is a 175 ha city wherein a total of 1,200,000 m2 residential and 400,000 m2 commercial spaces have been planned. By 2030, living spaces for 25,000 residents and 10,000 jobs are to be provided.
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