The Architecture Foundation and Circle 33 housing association have launched a student design competition with a prize fund of £8,000.
The competition is open to undergraduate and post-graduate students, and aims to identify new house-plan typologies, sustainability and density issues. The 0.87ha site in Bow, east London, offers the chance to examine the design of individual units or the way units can be brought together to create an integrated neighbourhood. Workshops, supported by CABE, will be held over the next two months to help potential applicants consider the objectives.
'We believe that the time is ripe for a major reappraisal, not only of the way homes are planned, but also of the technological processes used in their procurement, ' said a foundation statement. The closing date is 7 January, the winner will be announced on 17 January and entries will be exhibited at a 'high profile' exhibition in London. Jury members include architects Will Alsop and Sunand Prasad, and film-maker Patrick Keiller. For further information call Eve Chung or Paul Grover on 020 7253 3334.