Open Competitive Call for young architects + planners
14:30, 4th March – 19:00, 6th March, 2020
Two Portsmouth council city centre residential towers have had their cladding stripped and been evacuated, post-Grenfell. Following survey investigations the towers are now scheduled for demolition, leaving the city’s housing stock reduced, although social housing demand continues to rise.
This new housing paradigm establishes the context for The Portsmouth Phoenix Competitive Call which is open to all architects and planners aged 40 years or less.
Successful applicants will be mentored by the UK’s leading architects specialising in housing and sustainability, and will explore in collaborative teams over 2½ days design scenarios for future housing on the site. The Portsmouth Phoenix programme will conclude with a design presentation at an open public consultation with local residents and stakeholders.
This unique design master-class will provide a matchless opportunity to explore exemplary sustainable future urban housing, engaging the public while contributing knowledge forward to the sites development.
Closing Date for Applications
Mon. 10th February 2020, 12:00hrs
Note that roughly 20 will be selected for the limited places, with about five allocated for planners. For those young professionals who will participate subsistence will be provided but not accommodation. This call is only suitable for those able to travel daily to Portsmouth or who will seek their own accommodation there for two nights (min.)
For full application details, the proposed programme and further information, download the pdf below