Oirschot design competition opens | news

News feature | 17-01-2022 | 13:07

From today, urban planners, landscape architects and architects can register to participate in the public design competition A new building culture – Design competition for bio-based and nature-inclusive construction in Oirschot† The competition in Oirschot is the first competition in the program A new building culture, with which the Government’s Advisers want to stimulate bio-based and nature-inclusive construction. The purpose of this initiative is to make innovation and acceleration coincide with making housing construction more sustainable, where construction is in balance with its natural environment.

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Feasible, affordable and scalable

The competition A new building culture – Design competition for bio-based and nature-inclusive construction relates to the De Kemmer-Eindhovensedijk location in Oirschot. Over the next 10-15 years, there will be room for 400 homes. Oirschot Municipality encourages urban planners, landscape architects and architects to develop an urban development vision that strengthens the landscape qualities and makes the best possible use of the opportunities for bio-based and nature-inclusive construction.

The municipality is also looking for inspiring designs and business cases for a sub-area that shows that bio-based and nature-inclusive construction is feasible, affordable and scalable within a sustainable area development.

Sign up

We call those interested no later than Monday 14 February at 10.00. (morning) to join a team by submitting a portfolio consisting of business data, reference projects and a motivation to sign up. Participation in this competition is open to teams of urban planners, landscape architects and architects. Participating teams are free to collaborate with professionals from other areas of the construction industry, such as product developers or builders. A selection committee selects a maximum of five portfolios. Entrants are encouraged to enter the competition itself by submitting an entry.

You can enter this competition via the website of Architectuur Lokaal. All information about the competition can be found on this page.

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The selected teams are invited to participate in the competition, which takes place in two rounds. The first round is in the nature of an idea competition, where participants are asked to submit a global urban development and landscape vision. An independent jury of experts will select a maximum of three entries that will be judged to be the best among the entries and will advise the publisher on this. Each of the maximum five teams participating in the first round of the competition will receive a compensation of € 3,000.00 excl. VAT to be refunded by the publisher, provided a valid registration has been made.

In the second round of the competition, we ask the three selected teams to sharpen their vision from the first round and deepen it in a sketch design for a sub-area and building with a business case. Finally, the participants present their contribution to the jury. The jury selects one winner. Each team participating in the second round of the competition will receive a contribution to the cost of € 25,000.00 excl. VAT to be refunded by the publisher, provided a valid registration has been made.

Follow up

The municipality of Oirschot plans to award the winner a task in the follow-up to the competition to prepare a master plan for De Kemmer-Eindhovensedijk area development based on his winning design. In addition, the winner can be invited to further design the plan for the sub-area in consultation with the partners involved in preparation for realization.

The sequel is not part of the competition.

Read more about this competition on the Architectuur Lokaal website.

Initiative

The design competition A new building culture – Design competition for bio-based and nature-inclusive construction in Oirschot is an initiative of the Board of Government Advisors (CRa). The initiative is supported by the Ministry of the Interior, the Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality, the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science, the Central Government Property Agency and Staatsbosbeheer.

Oirschot municipality is the organizer of the competition. Partners are Kalliste Woningbouwontwikkeling BV and Woonstichting ‘thuis. The implementation is monitored by Architectuur Lokaal.

For more information, please contact Bram Talman, Architectuur Lokaal, bram.talman@arch-lokaal.nl, tel. 020 530 40 00.

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