TREEHOUSING GLOBAL challenges participants to design affordable housing on a site of their choosing, anywhere in the world, with a focus on improving and providing global housing solutions in wood.
Design solutions must use wood as the primary structural system. Any sustainably harvested wood material or product is possible, even those not yet invented. Every culture and region of the world has a unique perspective and relationship to the forest that may bring value to the entrants proposed design for this challenge.
Because of the location of the XIV World Forestry Congress in Durban, South Africa, solutions that address issues specific to the African continent are highly sought after.
We are happy to announce that the Jury of Andrew Waugh, Michael Green and Richard Stretton have chosen the winners of the 2015 Treehousing International Wood Design Competition.
(HOUSE) TREE (WORK)
Site – Ethiopia
Studioata – Shosholoza Onlus, Alessandro Cimenti, Paolo Scoglio, Sara Gambino, Amir Faridkhou, Chiara Rigotti – Turin Italy
“The jury loved this project and its clarity and simplicity. The project illustrates the democratization of timber in design and the accessibility of the material, its processing and its application in sustainable rural communities.”
TEMPORARY DORMITORIES FOR MAE TAO CLINIC
Site – Thailand
A.gor.a architects – Albert Company Olmo, Jan Glasmeier – Mae Sot, Thailand
“This project underscores the diversity of innovation scales that can be realized with wood construction. The designer responds to a real need with a practical affordable solution.”
NATURAL WOOD SKIN
Site – Hong Kong
Monika Wozniak – Poznań University of technology – Poznan, Poland
“This project demonstrates wood at scale. The jury appreciates this ambitious look at housing in large tower formats and the scale of ambition in working with advanced wood technologies.”
MANGROVE HOUSING: HEALING THE ESTUARY
Site – Senegal
Nguyen Manh Hung, Dong Minh Anh – Hanoi, Vietnam
A HOME FOR STUDENTS AND REFUGEES
Site – Berlin
Marc Benjamin Drewes, Giulia Capello, Carolina Radaelli – Berlin, Germany