TIMBER IN THE CITY: Urban Habitats Competition 2015/2016

International Housing Concepts

The Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) is pleased to announce TIMBER IN THE CITY: Urban Habitats Competition for the 2015-2016 academic year. The student competition is a partnership between the Binational Softwood Lumber Council (BSLC), the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) and the School of Constructed Environments at Parsons The New School for Design (SCE).

The purpose of the Competition is to engage students to imagine the repurposing of our existing cities with sustainable buildings from renewable resources, offering expedient affordable construction, innovating with new and old wooden materials, and designing healthy living and working environments.

The Challenge

The competition, which will run in the 2015-2016 academic year, will challenge students to design a mid-rise, mixed-use complex with affordable housing units, a relocated and expanded city-sponsored market for independent food enterprises, and a museum of the works of Andy Warhol. The competition…

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