Bee Breeders has announced the winners of the recent Sydney Affordable Housing Challenge. The international architecture competition asked entrants to address the growing affordable housing crisis in Sydney. The challenge aimed at "garnering global attention to the important issue of housing in Sydney, Australia, where the economy is strong but the residential market is among the least affordable, according to surveys of major metropolitan markets." First Prize Bridging Affordable Housing: Tae Jung, Pauline Sipin, Hazel Ventura, Diana Lopez The winning proposal is comprised of "a simple module: a structural bridge pier with decking that contains prefabricated housing units topped by a green roof." The design takes the traditional approach of stacked housing, and instead weaves the homes through the urban fabric raised above the street. Parks are formed on top of the units, creating a system of green bridges throughout the city.
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