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The Buildner Affordable Housing Challenge has been a wildly popular series of competitions seeking solutions to the lack of affordable housing in key locations around the world. Run in partnership with ARCHHIVE BOOKS, the latest competition in the series tackled Berlin’s housing crisis.
First prize was awarded to Moritz Maier and Ruonan Wang from Germany. Their Roofs of Berlin project used existing building structures to create additional housing, combining a creative building design with a potentially viable associated ownership model. The impressive design was flexible and adaptable with an expanding unit system which caters to diverse family units and has the potential for those families to expand or contract.
Second prize winners Ana Richter de Arce and Jakob Fischer from Germany addressed a ubiquitous class of post WW2 buildings in their EXTRA - In the Light of Shadows project; prompting a deeper consideration of the Berlin housing crisis. Third prize was awarded to Alexander Starikov, Evgeniy Chebyshev, Evgeniy Goman and Anna Isaeva from the architecture firm, Syntaxis. Their Shaking Hands project proposed a long-span bridge that pairs ground level commercial shopping facilities with three or four levels of residences.
Visit architecturecompetitions.com/berlinhousingchallenge to see more details on all our winners, including the ARCHHIVE Student Award- and the BB Green Award-winners Hyosik Kim students from Dongguk University, South Korea.
BB Green and ARCHHIVE Student award