US$40,000 Awaits the Winner! Join B.A.L.E. 2015: A Mixed-Income Housing Design Competition

B.A.L.E. (Building Accessible & Liveable Ecologies) 2015: A Mixed-Income Housing Design Competition is being organized by the Bases Conversion & Development Authority (BCDA) of the Philippines as part of its Clark Green City (CGC) project. The Clark Green City is a 9,450-hectare development that is envisioned to be the first smart and sustainable city in the Philippines. Per the Clark Green City Concept Plan, the ideal employee/population ratio is 50-80%, hence the 800,000 projected employees for the CGC at full development in 50 years. In order to address the need, BCDA plans to provide mixed-income and affordable housing units, particularly for the low and middle income individuals/families who wish to live and work in the area. To complement the Phase 1 development of 254 hectares, BCDA will be allotting an adjacent 25 hectares for a rental housing community. Another 5 hectares will be allotted as housing for the 200 families that will be affected by the Phase 1 development. These two non-contiguous pieces of land make up the competition site. B.A.L.E. 2015 calls for a design and business case proposal for BCDA’s Mixed-Income Housing Development at Clark Green City. The competition will be a Two-Stage Process wherein all registered participants can submit for the First Stage of the Competition. Short-listed participants will be invited to proceed to the Final Stage of the Competition. PRIZES: The Grand Winner will receive (USD) $40,000.00 and the winning design will be considered for implementation. Short-listed entries will each receive (USD) $3,000.00 for further refinements for the Final Stage of the Competition. ELIGIBILITY: Maximum of five (5) team members per team. Each team must have at least one (1) Registered Architect from a UIA (International Union of Architects)  member country. Teams are encouraged to be multi-disciplinary. REGISTRATION: Registration is free. Deadline to register at the competition website is on June 5, 2015 at 12 noon (Philippine Standard Time, GMT +8:00). Only registered participants will be given access to the Competition Kit. TIMELINE: Registration Deadline: June 5, 2015 at 12 noon (Philippine Standard Time, GMT +8:00) First-Stage Submissions Deadline: July 3, 2015 at 3 PM (Philippine Standard Time, GMT +8:00) Announcement of Short-listed Entries: July 13, 2015 Final-Stage Submissions Deadline: August 12, 2015 at 3 PM (Philippine Standard Time, GMT +8:00) Announcement of Winner: August 14, 2015 JUDGING CRITERIA:   1.) Place Branding (10%) 2.) Responsiveness to Local & Community Needs (10%) 3.) Environmental Sensitivity (15%) 4.) Green & Smart Features (20%) 5.) Project Financing & Feasibility (20%) 6.) Operational Sustainability (15%) 7.) Innovation (10%) DIRECT


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