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WA government seeks designer for affordable housing competition

Western Australian architects, designers, developers and builders have been invited to submit designs in an affordable housing design competition run by the WA government’s land and development agency LandCorp.

The Step Up Affordable Housing Design Competition asks participants to enter proposals for affordable, accessible and sustainable medium-density housing for tomorrow’s homebuyers in the form of a multi-unit housing prototype.

The competition has three design phases and aims to improve the design and quantity of medium-density housing for infill development in Perth, and encourage more affordable housing solutions in the city.

The winning entry will be built at LandCorp’s Shoreline development at Cockburn Coast, Western Australia.

Significant criteria for the competition include climate-responsive design, innovative materials and products that achieve high levels of energy and water efficiency.

LandCorp has confirmed the jury will include architects and industry and government representatives.

Entries will be judged on their level of cost-effective and practical design solutions, as well as the way they optimize new building technologies without compromising design quality or liveability.

Submissions for design phase one close at 2 pm on 31 August 2016.

For further information and entry details visit the LandCorp website.

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