The Mayor of London and New London Architecture (NLA) have teamed up to launch an international design competition in a bid to solve London’s housing crisis
Titled New Ideas for Housing London, the contest free to enter and open for anyone, whether a large organisation ‘or just one person with a big idea’.
Winning entrants will work with the Greater London Authority to see how their ideas could be put into practice to revolutionise the housing market in the capital.
The submissions can tackle planning issues, the best use of land, where people will want to live and why, new models of funding, construction methods, procurement, design and even products.
Peter Murray, chairman of New London Architecture said: “There is a lot of debate about housing numbers, about standards and planning issues, but there seems to be a dearth of new thinking.
‘We hope this Insight Study will unearth ideas that housing providers, architects and others are thinking about and would like to promote and spread - including innovative ideas from overseas that we can learn from.”
The competition will form the backbone of NLA’s forthcoming Autumn Insight Study which explores new ideas to deliver quality housing with shortlisted entries exhibited at The NLA Galleries at The Building Centre from October 15 – 17.
If you have an idea, design or strategy that you would like to submit for the New Ideas for Housing London competition you can find more details at: newlondonarchitecture.org
The deadline for applications is 7 August.