Deadline: October 1, 2019 00:00 (CEST)| Apply here
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Eligibility: Everyone is invited to participate, from any part of the world. At least one member of the group must be fluent in one of world’s 3 most used languages: English, Spanish or Chinese. However, all of the entries must be submitted in English. Each team can consist of 5 members at most, but you may also submit an entry alone. Members with different fields of expertise per each team are highly encouraged.

SkyCity Challenge 2019

After successful completion of our first challenge last year, SkyCity again is pleased to invite architects, designers, artists, engineers, scientists, conservationists, digital nomads, craftsmen or basically anyone with great ideas from around the globe to take part in the SkyCity Challenge 19, “THE FUTURE OF HOUSING”.

The future of housing

The current ways of building are affecting the environment we are living in, they are limited and outdated.

We believe with the modern technology available, we are able to create far more sophisticated homes that could revolutionize the future of housing.

We hope this new prefab construction prototype will be one of its kind, openly shared around the globe, with each location representing a unique culture inspired by world communities. We hope to create a sustainable building set available to the cooperatives around the world. Therefore, we invite you to co-create this “FUTURE OF HOUSING” in SkyCity with us.


$15,000 USD altogether will be divided for the best ideas. The winning team will be then invited to co-live with us during the SkyCity Residence month in Changsha, set in March of 2020.

The winning team will also be granted with an additional $2,000 USD as travelling allowance and fully cover their stay in China (housing + food included).

  1. First place: $5000
  2. Second place: $3000
  3. Third place: $2000
  4. Fourth-eighth place: $1000

The challenge

Design a home that can be dismantled after a time period and used again as if it were just simple prefab modular pieces (eg. LEGO® or IKEA®). A home made out of ready-made slabs which together form a simple disassemblable set.

Design this system partially out of BCORE (a special stainless steel material). The pieces must be easily transportable using traditional shipping containers which when flat-packed can fit into a 2.43m (8ft) wide, 2.59m (8.5ft) high and 12.2m (40ft) long shipping container and assemblable anywhere on our planet by the use of a small crew with equipment.

The projects will be judged according to several aspects:

  • overal cost
  • disassemblability
  • energy efficiency / energy productivity
  • prefabrication
  • stackability
  • ability to withstand natural disasters
  • eco-friendliness
  • off grid possibility
  • building/dismantling requirements
  • aesthetics
  • upkeep
  • the percentage of BCORE used

You can situate your project in any kind of environment on any location around our planet, however, we need you to design your set fully or at least partially out of BCORE.

Broad group developed this material exactly for this purpose and we believe that currently it is the most firm, specialized and sustainable building material allowing us to build almost any type of building. Since we are planning to develop this modular home with the future winning team, we are focused on finding the most convincing and technologically sophisticated building set for the housing of the future!

Remember to not only design a simple home but a whole construction set that will form a future startup, which will be operating worldwide. The goal in the future is being able to ship our housing set around the globe to anyone in need.

Interested in applying for the SkyCity Challenge 2019? Register your participation by following the registration link and taking the suggested steps.

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