MVRDV founding partner Winy Maas will be a jury member of the Melbourne Affordable Housing Challenge.
Melbourne, the capital city of Victoria, Australia, is the country’s fast growing city. Experts predict that in order to keep up with the population, Melbourne will need 1.6 million new homes to be constructed over the next 35 years. This increase in demand, combined with only incremental increases in supply, has resulted in a massive jump in housing prices, with families being hit the hardest by the lack of affordable housing in the city.
The Melbourne Affordable Housing Challenge is a competition, where participants are challenged with creating solutions to Melbourne’s affordable housing problem. Designs should be flexible enough to accommodate a variety of inhabitants. The competition is open to all and registration is open until December 7. Find more information here.
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