The New Ideas for Housing competition has announced 100 shortlisted ideas to solve Greater London’s ‘housing crisis,’ including Baca’s floating entry. The New London Architecture (NLA) international competition, organised in collaboration with the Mayor of London, attracted over 200 entries from 16 countries around the world.
The competition invites innovative thinking to explore what needs to happen in the capital to improve the speed, scale and quality of housing. Buoyant Starts, a collaboration between Floating Homes Ltd and Baca Architects , addresses the issue by providing high-quality, prefabricated floating homes at an affordable price on the un-used water space of the capital.
Ten winning ideas, selected by a distinguished jury, will be announced in mid-October. Winning submitters will be invited to join a Greater London Authority working group to examine how their ideas can be applied to real London sites to deliver future housing for the capital.
To find out more about the competition and its entries, please follow this link.
The 100 shortlisted ideas will be on display in a free public exhibition at the NLA galleries in The Building Centre from 15 October to 17 December 2015, supported by a three-month programme of talks, conferences and tours.