Competition platform matterbetter has announced the winners of its Syria: Post-War Housing Competition for architectural students and professionals. The competition, initiated earlier this year, called for solutions to the housing scarcity crisis in Syria, “which will affect the country as more and more cities of the war-torn country will be freed and refugees will start to come back.”
With refugee camps around Europe and other countries in generally poor conditions, and Syrian towns in ruins, one solution to the housing crisis becomes the creation of living conditions that are attractive for once-displaced Syrians to return. The competition asked for a new housing concept that would be able to permanently accommodate people in need of a new home and new life in Syria.
Out of 245 submissions, matterbetter selected three winners, each of which was awarded a cash prize, there were also nine honorable mentions.
The winners of the Syria: Post-War Housing Competition are:
First Place: Endless Future Project /Marta Gayoso, Alfredo De Luca, Elena Guidetti, Giulia Gorgo; Spain and Italy
Second Place: Spring From Debris /Laura Serrano Romero, Marina Sánchez Guzmán, Martti Antonio Oliva Koskela, Emin Bekmezci; Spain and Turkey
Third Place: Back Home. Shards of Memories / Valerio Croci, Vincenzo Demasi, Fabrizio Esposito, Roberta D'Agrosa, Costanza Galli; Italy
Honorable Mention: House100 / Nemanja Mitrović, Đina Prnjat; Montenegro
Honorable Mention: Cultivated Legacy / Hugo Lebrunet, Clément Loyer, Ulysse Zehnlé; France
Honorable Mention: Extended Citadel / Giacomo Caputo; Italy
Honorable Mention: Top-Down Regeneration / Aleksandar Stanicic, Andrea Jelic; Italy
Honorable Mention: Phoenix / Petar Tomas, Tijana Perović, Jelica Babić; Montenegro
Honorable Mention: Typical Block/Lemon / Gordana Vujovic , Elzana Husovic, Nina Culafic; Montenegro
Honorable Mention: El Pati / Lukas Fertig, Matthias Knab; Spain and Germany
Honorable Mention: Therapeutic Decay / Hancheng Chen, Hsing-O Chiang; Taiwan
Honorable Mention: Gabion Block / Aleksandr Kelkh, Dmitrii Kupressov, Tatiana Kan, Vladimir Sorokin; Russia
Learn more about the winners here.
News via matterbetter.