Design competition Oirschot opens | News report

News item | 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 programme A new building culture, with which the Government’s advisors want to stimulate bio-based and nature-inclusive construction. The aim of this initiative is to make innovation and acceleration coincide with the sustainability of housing, whereby 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 concerns the location De Kemmer-Eindhovensedijk in Oirschot. During the next 10-15 years there will be space for 400 homes. Oirschot municipality encourages urban planners, landscape architects and architects to develop an urban development vision that strengthens the landscape qualities and utilizes 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 show that bio-based and nature-inclusive construction is feasible, affordable and scalable within a sustainable area development.

Register

We will call those interested no later than Monday 14 February at 10:00 a.m. (morning) to join a team by submitting a portfolio consisting of business data, reference projects and a motivation for joining. 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 register for this competition via the Architecture Lokaal website. 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 selects a maximum of three submissions that are rated best among the submissions and advises the publisher accordingly. Each of the maximum five teams participating in the first round of the competition will receive 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 refine their vision from the first round and elaborate it in a sketch design for a sub-area and building with a business case. Finally, the participants present the contributions to the jury. The jury selects one winner. Each team participating in the second round of the competition will receive a contribution towards the costs of € 25,000.00 excl. VAT to be refunded by the publisher, provided a valid registration has been made.

Continuation

The municipality of Oirschot plans to assign the winner a task in the follow-up to the competition to prepare a master plan for the De Kemmer-Eindhovensedijk area development based on his winning design. In addition, the winner may 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 supervised 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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