Exploring new ways to create homes for all
In 2016 we challenged architects, designers and builders to put their skills and ingenuity to the test and apply sustainable, innovative design principles to medium-density housing.
DEVELOP COST-EFFECTIVE MEDIUM-DENSITY HOUSING SOLUTIONS THAT ADDRESS THE GROWING DEMAND FOR ACCESSIBLE, AFFORDABLE, SUSTAINABLE HOUSING
The objective of the Step Up Housing Design competition is to encourage the exploration of innovative, affordable medium-density housing solutions that can address the challenge of our growing population, and provide alternative cost-effective housing choices for the next generation of home owners and tenants in Perth.
The Step Up Housing Design competition is an initiative by LandCorp, in partnership with Shoreline and the WA State Government, to push the boundaries of sustainable design.
The project is endorsed by:
At each stage of the competition, the selection process has been overseen by an independent probity advisor.
The competition ran in three stages:
Step Up Housing ‘Idea’
We received 47 high-quality entries from architects, designer and builders. Shortlisted entrants were paid $10,000 to contribute to the cost of research and development and planning when proceeding to Stage Two of the competition.
Step Up Housing ‘Concept Design’
Seven architects were shortlisted as participants in Stage Two. At this point, schematic concept drawings, estimated construction costs and target sale prices were submitted. Shortlisted entrants were paid $20,000 to cover the cost of proceeding to the final round.
Step Up Housing 'Detailed Design'
Four architects were shortlisted for the final round. We had planned to award three, but the calibre of entrants were so high in Stage Two, we wanted to provide more opportunities to progress ideas further.
Stage Three required entrants to submit fully-resolved design drawings and detailed construction costs, including explanations of materials to be used and complete specifications.
Participants put in a huge effort to ensure their designs were compliant with all regulations, local authorities and policies.
The winning architect's submission was selected by a judging panel of industry experts for construction at LandCorp’s Shoreline development at Cockburn Coast.
The winning entrant receives $20,000 cash and an $80,000 marketing package to promote the winning design.
The next generation of medium-density housing, as designed by the winner, will be built at Shoreline throughout 2017-18.
Past President Australian Institute of Architecture WA
Director, Planning and Development, City of Cockburn
WA Executive Director, Property Council of Australia
Chief Operations Officer, LandCorp
Associate Professor, Curtin University Department of Economics and Property
Sustainable Development at LandCorp
Our sustainability vision is to be a leader in facilitating and delivering sustainable development by providing value for present and future generations across the four elements: