Young South African architects are invited to design a sustainable timber home for a South African family, and stand a chance to win a one week internship in Europe, flights and accommodation included.

Contestants are invited to design a conceptual draft of a timber structure home for a family with three kids. There are no restrictions as to the size of the plot or budget and it is purely at the discretion of the author what will be seen as requirements of the family members.

Sponsored by the Wood Student Foundation (in cooperation with the Hout Bay House research project members) and HWZ International South Africa, participants in the competition have direct access to innovative sustainable building materials and concepts, such as cross laminated timber (CLT).

In fact, CLT is earning recognition around the world as a construction material not only for residential housing but also in large public and commercial projects.

The objective of the Competition is to broaden a general interest in modern sustainable construction and offer young architects an opportunity to explore amiable housing design with environmentally friendly impact of the future. At the same time the Competition should open innovative construction concepts to the South African public, namely young families.

Important dates:
5 October 2018: Deadline for applications
October 2018: Workshop
15 January 2019: Deadline for concepts
26 February 2019: Wood Conference
June 2019: Announcing of winners
July/August 2019: Internship in Europe

To find out more or download the entry form, visit www.timber-competition.co.za or scan here.

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