DE­SIGN­ING FOR SUS­TAIN­ABIL­ITY

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - NEW LIVING -

A HOUS­ING de­sign com­pe­ti­tion will ex­plore in­no­va­tive and cre­ative so­lu­tions to the chal­lenges of Perth in­fill de­vel­op­ment.

LandCorp’s Step Up Af­ford­able Hous­ing De­sign Com­pe­ti­tion is chal­leng­ing West Aus­tralian ar­chi­tects, de­sign­ers and builders to cre­ate cost-ef­fec­tive, ac­ces­si­ble and sus­tain­able medi­um­den­sity hous­ing.

The WA gov­ern­ment land and de­vel­op­ment agency is seek­ing af­ford­able, prac­ti­cal de­signs op­ti­mis­ing new build­ing tech­nolo­gies with­out com­pro­mis­ing live­abil­ity or de­sign qual­ity.

Cli­mate re­spon­sive de­sign, in­no­va­tive ma­te­ri­als and prod­ucts to achieve high lev­els of en­ergy and wa­ter ef­fi­ciency, and mea­sures to re­duce on­go­ing running costs are sig­nif­i­cant judg­ing cri­te­ria.

The com­pe­ti­tion will com­prise three de­sign phases, with the win­ning en­try to be built at the Shore­line de­vel­op­ment at Cock­burn Coast.

Lands Min­is­ter Terry Red­man said the gov­ern­ment had a crit­i­cal role to play in sup­port­ing in­no­va­tive so­lu­tions to the chal­lenges of rapid pop­u­la­tion growth and hous­ing af­ford­abil­ity.

“We are com­mit­ted to find­ing new ways to live sus­tain­ably in our cities and towns by con­tin­u­ing to de­velop a wider range of af­ford­able hous­ing so­lu­tions in the Perth metro area,” he said.

“By 2050, we an­tic­i­pate the Perth and Peel re­gion will reach a pop­u­la­tion of 3.5 mil­lion peo­ple so we need to plan for the fu­ture of our city now.”

Sub­mis­sions for de­sign phase one close at 2pm on Au­gust 31.

Visit www.landcorp.com.au/stepu p for more in­for­ma­tion on the com­pe­ti­tion.

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