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Housing Unlocked is an open call for ideas that will maximise housing potential in our villages, towns, and cities. Architects have expertise in the complex framework for the delivery of housing in Ireland, which places them in a pivotal position to propose innovative ideas for improving housing supply and affordability and to meet national objectives. There has never been a better time to rethink how we can deliver homes for sustainable communities.

Housing Unlocked is a one-stage competition seeking submissions from multidisciplinary teams, including qualified architects, that will stimulate conversation and challenge current thinking. To ensure societal benefits, the ideas must be workable and have the potential to be adopted and implemented. Submissions will be assessed by an international jury, who will select a shortlist to be invited and funded €7,500 (including VAT) per team to contribute to a significant public exhibition in autumn 2022. A public engagement programme, publication, and web resources will also be developed through this initiative.

How to submit: through the Housing Unlocked website by 24 April (midnight).

This open call is a collaboration between the Irish Architecture Foundation and The Housing Agency.

Housing Unlocked
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Irish Architecture Foundation

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