The EAGLE Housing Nigeria design competition started in Protected content is open for team or individual participation. The challenge is to design a sustainable, flexible and locally embedded one family house for a specific location in NIGERIA. The modular construction should be suitable for local implementation and affordable for its future owners. The winning design(s) will be built in Nigeria.
EAGLE Housing Nigeria has a double approach, bottom up and top-down. Focused global knowledge and creativity about sustainable housing design is collected on the online platform and made available for local use and implementation. However, EAGLE Housing Nigeria started by creating local commitment in Nigeria and doing extensive research on social and cultural characteristics there. This included the wishes and needs of the end-user and an assessment of the current housing industry. EAGLE Housing Nigeria doesn’t force a new solution, but makes knowledge available which puts the power back in the hands of the end-users. This way they can free themselves from the limited choice that is offered to them by the market today.
Problem and goal
Rapid urbanization, wastage of resources, global warming, inefficient construction methods and unshared ideas are all part of the underlying problem that forces people to live in ways they don’t want to. These forces result in a lack of choice, along with high prized and unsustainable housing. All the technical knowledge is already available to solve these issues. The problem is to get the knowledge and creativity where it’s needed most and where the impact can be most meaningful. We need to generate choice!
For the first time modular housing systems will be used to create diversity instead of uniformity. We want to create smart, modular housing systems, with comparable and understandable designs, consisting of elements that are sustainable, flexible and affordable. An online platform offers applied global knowledge of sustainable and flexible designs sensitive to specific local conditions and materials. The designs are then open to be improved and adapted to new personal needs or other local conditions. Through online and local collaboration EAGLE Housing Nigeria operates simultaneously from bottom-up and top-down.
To kick of the big concept EAGLE Housing Nigeria starts small with a design competition. The assignment of the competition is a single family house for the emerging middle class in Nigeriaa on a plot within the Ondo State or Cross River State projects. To embed EAGLE Housing Nigeria in the local context in Nigeria we’ve conducted extensive research and built local commitment. All information will be made available on the platform. Contact and cooperation with local parties is promoted, encouraged and facilitated by the platform. The winning design(s) will be built and mark the start of something big.
Not only will the winners of the competition have the chance to see their designs become realized. After this first competition EAGLE Housing Nigeria will continue to promote the implementation of more EAGLE Housing projects, realize more designs, organize new competitions and stimulate local parties to use designs and adapt them to their local conditions. Our goal is to realize 100.000 EAGLE Housing before the year Protected content !
When the Nigeria competition ends in June, Protected content , the platform will offer a huge diversity of sustainable designs. These will form the basis for this important mission. So join the competition, get involved and make sure your design, power and name are connected to this project from the start.
For the winning team or individual we have a cheque of NGN 1,000,0000.
Send your designs to:
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