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Ideas contest launched to help UK homeless

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[Submissions must be received by 15 January 2012] A contest has been launched seeking structures to provide shelter for Britain’s homeless population

Called ‘almost home’, the design competition looks for proposals that shelter and aid rehabilitation.

Entries that consider design as a stimulus to aid rehabilitation are encourgaed. Proposals should also aim to provide immediate shelter during the winter period.

The contest has a £4 entry fee. According to the organisers, £1.50 of the fee will go towards the prize fund while £1.50 will be donated to a homelessness charity.

Examples and precedent from the AJBL

Jason Lee House by Peter Barber Architects

Glasgow City Mission by Elder and Cannon Architects

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  • adcrawford


    A tent perhaps?

    How about you donate all the £4 fees to Shelter and then lobby government to provide a tax break or suitable incentive to landlords of vacant buildings to give them to homeless charities on short term tenancies. Immediate, free and much better than a few artistically arranged cardboard tubes and bacofoil...

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