International Architecture Competition

Modern Collective Living
Challenge

Affordable Housing Series #3

Results

Foreword

Competition organisers

Modern Collective Living 
Challenge

Official Partners

Modern Collective Living 
Challenge Modern Collective Living 
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The Modern Collective Living Challenge is part of the Bee Breeders Global Housing Crisis competition series. For this architecture competition, participants were tasked with envisioning new forms of accessible housing for relocated farmers in rural China. There was a very high standard of entry, with a very strong sense of clarity and understanding of the brief in the submitted projects.

When selecting winners, the jury panel were looking for projects that were flexible and adaptable to the differing needs of the users. Another defining attribute of selected winning projects was their demonstrable ability to reflect on the traditional Chinese lifestyle.

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Modern Collective Living
Challenge

Affordable Housing Series #3
1st Prize Winner+
BB GREEN AWARD

Project name

21st century Tulou | Modern Collective Living Challenge

Authors

Misak Terzibasiyan
Athanasia Kalaitzidou
Luigi Simone

Netherlands

Why do you enter architecture
competitions?

Architecture vision competitions are important to challenge our architecture to be more than practical and they give us a better view on the builded society in the future.

Jury commentary

Based on a Chinese communal residence called a ‘tulou’ - or ‘earthen building’ - that was typical of the region in from 960 - 1279 AD, the 21st Century Tulou project was chosen by the panel for its flexibility and adaptability towards community needs. The evolved characteristics of the tulou still utilise natural materials, allowing the structure to blend in with its surroundings as well as fitting in with rural Chinese traditions.
The project features a controlled system of internal courtyards that help to make relocated farmers feel more secure and help to create a sense of ownership. Its bamboo grid makes it both sustainable and rooted in Chinese tradition.

2nd Prize Winner+
BB STUDENT AWARD

Project name

Community Of Farmers "HIVE"

Authors

Ilsiyar Gabdrakhmanova

Russian Federation

Why do you enter architecture
competitions?

Participation in architectural competitions allows me and my colleagues in the studio to apply our own ideas and practice author's methods in the process of solving various architectural problems.This can be both small design tasks, and large conceptual works, for example, the concept of territory development. Participating in contests brings up such important qualities for the architect, such as the ability to quickly switch from one task to another and the ability to complete work on time.

Jury commentary

The Community of Farmers Hive presents an environmentally-conscious solution to the relocation of rural farmers to urban cities in China. The Hive is conceptualised as vertically-stacked agricultural plots within cities centres that not only provide communal housing, but also help to grow the green skeleton of the city and act to reduce the effects of heavy pollution.

Based on the grid system, the Community of Farmers Hive is also incredibly flexible and adaptable, and can be reconfigured as needed to suit different locations and situations. Its concept creatively tackles several problems, not just the relocation of rural community farmers, but also improving environmental standards and availability of fresh food to urban communities.

3rd Prize Winner

Project name

One Grid One Community

Authors

Zihao Wei

University

University of waterloo
+56 points!

Canada

Why do you enter architecture
competitions?

I like interesting challenges that I cannot often encounter in school. Schools are training us for the professional world, so we will have a very certain theme and specific requirements which can be constraining sometimes. Competitions give me more freedom and control to think about architecture problems and it is fun.

Jury commentary

The One Grid, One Community project tackled the competition brief with a specific location in mind. Hypothetically-located in Chengdu, Sichuan Province, this lifted grid structure would be an adaptable housing project in a region in which villagers come from many different parts of the country. The One Grid, One Community project uses levels to separate the private from the public, realising a rich spectrum, of public programs and spaces, as well as giving the community the freedom for customisation. It is set to the principles that everyone, regardless of their background, is able to participate and enjoy the closely-bonded community.

Honorable mentions

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Project Name

Winding Wall Housing

University

Columbia university gsapp
+52 points!

Country

United States

Project authors

Tien Chen

Project Name

Tri-plus

Country

Brazil

Project authors

Ana Rolim
Maria Júlia Jaborandy
Larissa Falavigna
Hugo Santiago

Project Name

Building Stories

University

University of ferrara
+52 points!

Country

Italy

Project authors

Sixin Liang
Su Wu
Taifu Zheng

Project Name

Hutong 2.0

University

Architectural association school of architecture
+52 points!

Country

United Kingdom

Project authors

George Guida
Tatjana Crossley
Carolina Gismondi

Project Name

Collective Modern Living

University

The university of melbourne
+52 points!

Country

Australia

Project authors

Mengzhu Jiang
Naidi Li
Kyle Hui

Project Name

Greater Beijing - Imagining a Post-Hukou Rural Territory of China

University

Architectural association school of architecture
+52 points!

Country

United Kingdom

Project authors

James Mak

Shortlisted projects

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Colombia

Universidad Santo Tomas

+22 points!
dayanna marcela salazar marin
maria camila hernandez daguer
jose fernando almeida
wilmer ferney vargas prada

Romania

Ion Mincu University of Architecture and Urbanism - UAUIM

+22 points!
bianca alexandra gavrila
george stanescu
emilia stanescu
teodora anda capra-robescu

Portugal

petros terra
clara marinho
lucas coelho netto

United Kingdom

pui quan choi
masahiro nakamura

United States

North Carolina State University

+22 points!
ntchwaidumela thomas

Chile

UDLA: Universidad de Las Américas, Chile

+22 points!
rafael abarca maichil
francesca riquelme sanchez
elizabeth hawas rodriguez
juan godoy asencio

Chile

UDLA: Universidad de Las Américas, Chile

+22 points!
antonio sepulveda bustos
jesus vergara delgado
catherine gutierrez pezoa
cristian gonzalez

Singapore

Singapore University of Technology and Design

+22 points!
shobha narendran
guochuan kwang

Canada

University of Waterloo

+22 points!
cindy cao
diana si

Ecuador

macarena reinoso
chiara stornaiolo

Italy

emanuele calabrò
serena casamento barbitta
andrea cippitelli

South Africa

karen hewson
ruvimbo moyo

Brazil

mariana moro
eduardo tong
marcella carone

Indonesia

Parahyangan Catholic University, Universitas Katolik Parahyangan

+22 points!
faisal isfan
erin damayanti
rama dwiwahyu
romy dwiwahyu

United States

Spiezle architectural group, inc.

kathleen hogan
michael da silva
matthew imperato

Malaysia

Limkokwing Institute of Creative Technology

+22 points!
adam ho yong sheng
alyssa cassidy ajin
jason lim zhe hui
serene lim jia yi

United States

ernesto preciado
jonathan joong

Russian Federation

Moscow Institute of architecture - MARHI , Московский архитектурный институт - МАРХИ

+22 points!
anna vylegzhanina
natalia kalistratova

United States

Iowa State University

+22 points!
hancheng zhang
hansen sentosa

Italy

domenico malara
alessia malara
domenico romeo
alessia stelitano

Argentina

florencia gutierrez
james herrmann
 

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