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Competition prize recipients were announced at AIA National Convention in June 2010. Please see the competition booklet below for all the completed submissions and prize recipients.
1st "FREE" by Gene Kaufman Architect. P.C.
1st "Woven Shelter" by Jiyoun
3rd "The Community Unit" by Eric Polite
Submitters were asked to explore the issue of temporary relief housing that could have a permanent function, through a concept design problem. While successful site adaptability is a key goal and criterion for this competition, the specific site to demonstrate the solution consists of approximately 200 acres at Houston’s Astrodome and the surrounding parking lots. Entrants could include modifications to the structure of the Astrodome in their proposal, may allow the Astrodome to remain untouched and focus solely on the surface parking areas, or may have some combination of the two. Individual entries could focus their solutions on the provision of either temporary or permanent housing. Entrants were encouraged to address issues of uncertainty associated with either types of housing and with temporary solutions that become permanent.
The jury for the YAF/COD Ideas Competition: Barton Phelps, FAIA, Barton Phelps & Associates; Lawrence Scarpa, FAIA, Pugh + Scarpa Architects Inc. and Mehrdad Yazdani, Assoc. AIA, Yazdani Studio of Cannon Design.
“Disaster planning is a serious design problem; to dedicate a design competition to this is wonderful,” said the jury. “Overall the depth of exploration of the problem (shelter) seen in the submissions was wonderful."
Past Competition Winners
2009: Listening to the Past, Looking to the Future: A House for Today
2008: Branding the American House
2007: A Fountain of Use
2006: A House for an Ecologist
2005: Centre for Czech Architecture
2004: New Home on the Range