The 2022 Habitat Design Competition: Climate Positive Concrete Housing challenges students to design affordable multi-unit housing (minimum of four units with a maximum of twelve units) in one of seven North America regions. Students are encouraged to explore creative and innovative approaches to programmatic arrangement and distribution. Designs must also include use of sustainable and climate positive concrete solutions, including both current and new technologies and processes designed to reduce embodied carbon and sequester carbon dioxide.
Entrants should choose a site on which to design four to twelve units in any combination of unit sizes listed. Following are the maximum home sizes required for any program area or the combined programs of the home(s):
One-bedroom or Studio: 600 square feet with one full bathroom
Two-bedroom: 1,000 square feet with 1.5 bathrooms
Three-bedroom: 1,200 square feet with 2 full bathrooms
Four-bedroom: 1,400 square feet with 2 full bathrooms
Five-bedroom: 1,700 square feet with 2.5 bathrooms
Space allocation should be appropriate to the design proposal, the needs of the client, and location or site constraints. Innovative (nontraditional) housing must meet families’ needs and comply with all Accessibility, Durability and Sustainability standards.