Boston Society of Architects Housing Committee and Emerging Professionals Network Presents reGEN Boston: Energizing Urban Housing, an international ideas competition with presenting sponsor First Republic Bank.
In the 21st Century, more people than ever will be living in Cities. Generations are drawn together through the lifestyles a city can provide. In response to growing density in Urban areas, cities will renovate and re-purpose existing areas, and new urban centers are ripe to erupt. What new housing typologies will support this love for urban living? If Boston, and other cities, want to retain their diverse demographic, and lasting appeal, there needs to be an enticing solution for housing or, the cities risks losing their greatest asset, residents.
ReGEN Boston seeks innovative housing typologies to responds to Boston’s need to house the continuing life-cycles of its residents. The City needs a new round of planning, charged with harnessing growth and extending it to the many neighborhoods, many of which have been overlooked or under valued.
What would a competition be without a friendly housing smackdown? ReGEN Boston invites designers to create the most innovative, yet practical, multi-unit style housing typologies for urban living of the century on one of two city owned sites. This ideas competition pits the solutions generated for two distinct sites in the Boston Harbor against one another to see which ideas come out on top.
Selected entries will be on display at TWO galley exhibits. One at ABX Architecture Boston and a second at Boston Society of Architects. Each participant will receive a publication of selected entries. More details at: http://regenboston.com