The Contemporary Home
between Buildner and ArchDaily, that aims to
explore “The Contemporary Home”.
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A house and a home aren't always the same thing. And while the aspects that make a place your home aren't limited to physical attributes, architecture can still have a huge impact. Cultural differences, location, resources, and the format of your family will all influence what you look for in a home. And in a world that seems to be changing faster than ever, can architects and designers anticipate the needs of new-age homes?
For the House of the Future competition, participants are tasked with designing a template for a new-age home for Emirati citizens in Dubai. Run in partnership with The Dubai Government, the jury is searching for innovative projects that use design to refresh the current offerings to locals, bringing them more up-to-date with the architectural aesthetic of the country and its people.
Winning entries will be put forward for consideration for construction by Dubai Government, as well as receiving a share of the 250,000 € prize fund.
The House of the Future competition is open to architecture and design enthusiasts of all levels from any location around the world. There is no specified site for the House of the Future competition, and participants are asked to keep a budget in mind of no more than 1 million Emirati Dirhams.
Download the full competition brief for more information!
The competition is open to all. No professional qualification is required. Design proposals can be developed individually or by teams (4 team members maximum). Correspondence with organizers must be conducted in English; All information submitted by participants must be in English.
Full competition brief
The full competition brief can be downloaded as often as required; no additional information will be provided after registration.
- (!) FULL COMPETITION BRIEF
- Règles de compétition
- Reglas de la competencia
- Regolamento del concorso
- Competition Rules
Bonus category for a design of a self-sufficient house, able to go off the grid, without water or electricity for two consecutive weeks
Buildner will commend the exceptional performance of all winners and honorable mentions by presenting them with Certificates of Achievement, recognizing their outstanding contributions.
The Buildner’s extensive global publicity campaign for the competition winners:
- "SEEN BY" ONE MILLION Results published on buildner.com - one of the leading websites in the industry and is visited by over one million unique visitors each year.
- "SEEN BY" 800 000 MORE Publications on Buildner's social networks (over 600,000 followers) and newsletter campaigns (over 200,000 subscribers).
- INTERVIEW Exclusive interview published with the results and shared on Buildner's social networks.
- MOVIE The competition winners will be granted and opportunity to submit a movie about themselves. The video will be published on the Buildner's website and social networks.
- MEDIA PARTNERS The competition results will get international art and design media coverage and will be featured in the world’s leading architecture media outlets.
Competition participants or their representatives shall under no circumstances contact Jury members. Participants who attempt to contact jury members shall be disqualified.
All jury members are involved in the evaluation based on their availability at that time. All communication regarding the competition should only be carried out with Buildner staff. For any questions, please get in touch with us at [email protected]
Closing date for registration
30 September, 2023
Closing date for project submission
01 November, 2023 (11:59pm London time)
Announcement of the winners
30 November, 2023
Competition Q&A deadline: 06 October, 2023
In order to guarantee equal opportunities to all competition participants,
no new questions will be answered after this deadline!
Advance Registration08 June - 07 September
Architects / Enthusiasts / Companies170 €
Last Minute Registration08 September - 30 September
Architects / Enthusiasts / Companies190 €
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Competition related questions
Could we potentially adjust our design to consist of a Ground Floor, First Floor, and a Basement, rather than the originally suggested Ground Floor plus two additional floors?
In the event of considering an expansion, does the design need to remain within the confines of the provided 450 square-meter plot?
In the brief, the land plot is limited to 450 m2 with a recommended building floor area of 300 m2. How can we fit a garden, car parking, and other external features within the remaining 100 m2?
When it is mentioned that the cost should not exceed 1 million AED, is this cost inclusive of interior and fit-out costs?
Is the height for each floor or the total building height defined for the House of the Future competition?
What does it mean for the House of the Future competition to be self-sufficient for a period of two weeks? Are participants required to provide planting pots for basic fruits and vegetables that are suitable to be grown based on the UAE weather?
Is the cost of 1 million AED for the House of the Future competition inclusive of the interior, finishing, and cladding costs?
Which side of the plot should be facing the street for the House of the Future competition, the smaller (15m) or the larger (30m) side?
Does the recommended total building floor area of 300 m2 refer to the size of the land plot or the total built-up area?
Is there a limit to the number of floors that can be built in the House of the Future competition in UAE?
Could you please clarify what is meant by 'expandability' in the design brief for the House of the Future competition? How should this be incorporated into our design proposals?
What is the site direction towards the geographical directions (N/S/E/W), or should the design be independent of the directions and suitable for all possible plot orientations?
How strictly should the building program be followed? Are the service block spaces mandatory to be included, and can the "optional but recommended" spaces be partly or fully integrated or skipped in the project design?
Does the 1 million AED budget include the expansion of the house, or is the expansion separate from the budget?
The recommended total building area is 300 square meters. Does this area include the expansion of the house?
Are there any minimal spatial requirements for rooms, like the maid room, driver room, washroom, parking, etc?
Could you please confirm whether the budget of 1 million Dirhams includes the price of the land or if it is solely allocated for the construction expenses?
Can the parking, servant, and driver rooms be excluded from the total built-up area of 300 m2? Is it permitted for these elements to be outside the allowable built-up area?
Will you publish the best projects in any international architectural resources/web-sites/blogs, if so which are they?
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