small spaces revamped for buildner & kingspan’s microhome 2024
Looking towards the future of urban migration, Buildner and Kingspan’s MICROHOME competition returns in 2024 to inspire creative minds to reimagine compact homes that fit more life into fewer square meters. This edition welcomes an exciting partnership with Kingspan, amplifying its reach with a substantially increased prize fund of 150,000€. The architecture event challenges designers of all career levels to envision an off-grid, modular home within 25m².
Register to participate here by April 29, 2024!
seeing a trend towards urban migration, Buildner’s MICROHOME competition returns to reimagine compact homes
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Building on a decade of experience, Buildner has curated and managed upwards of 100 successful architecture competitions. By encouraging submissions, they have consistently championed conceptual, material, technological, and policy development, focusing on strategies for urban living. In 2024, in partnership with Kingspan, the organization welcomes the seventh MICROHOME event, providing a platform for creative exploration beyond the confines of conventional, client-centric industry.
2024 welcomes the seventh MICROHOME event for architects of all career levels
crafting the ideal small space
The MICROHOME Kingspan Edition prompts designers to conceptualize a home optimized for a young professional couple – whether urban or rural, any location worldwide can be the backdrop for these tiny homes. Confined to a 25m² space, the focus is on reimagining spatial organization through modularity, incorporating state-of-the-art technologies and materials, and placing a premium on sustainability in construction.
whether urban or rural, any location worldwide can be the backdrop for these micro homes
Within the size constraints, designers are asked to creatively conceptualize how the off-grid elements will be integrated into the space. Stepping outside conventional housing norms, water collection, waste management, and electrical generation take on unconventional requirements. Within this radical rethinking of living, designers must balance the cost-effectiveness, environmental considerations, and energy efficiency, all while ensuring residents have the essentials for modern daily living.
in off-grid housing, water collection, waste management, and electrical generation take on unconventional requirements
An expanded prize fund with kingspan
Kingspan’s partnership elevates the prize fund for the competition to 150,000€. In the main award, a total of 11 prizes are available, with the first-place winner receiving a substantial 40,000€. In addition to this, the Kingspan awards introduces six more prizes for projects that incorporate a selection of Kingspan products into their concepts. All eligible participants can compete for both sets of prizes.
in the main award category, 11 prizes are available, with the first-place winner receiving a substantial 40,000€