Infill Challenge Design Competition 2.0

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The City of Kelowna is pleased to present a new open design competition for infill development. The design competition sets out to generate innovative new ideas for infill housing that works  to enhance affordability, diversity, resiliency, inclusivity, and livability in Kelowna’s housing system.

The Infill Design Challenge (IDC) 2.0 aims to bring together architects, designers, and developers to explore infill housing options. The overarching goals of the competition are to:

  • Introduce new forms of infill housing within the city’s Core Area
  • Expand housing supply and diversity in new areas
  • Show how infill housing can be well designed and meet community objectives
  • Show how infill housing can improve neighbourhoods
  • Reinforce positive relationships

Submission Requirements

  • A written rationale that clearly explains how the submission aligns with the intended Competition
  • Outcomes including the proposal’s approach to affordability and stormwater management
  • Summary table with number and size of units, key features, amenities, and other relevant information
  • Site plan illustrating parking and all other major features
  • Landscape plan including soft landscaping (planting) and hard landscaping (paving)
  • Floor plans including all exterior and interior walls, doors, and windows
  • Elevation drawings
  • Materials board including roofing, siding, trim, windows, and doors
  • 3D rendering that shows neighbourhood context – use the context model, password: Infill
  • Other supporting materials as deemed necessary by the applicant
  • Submission documents must be high-resolution PDF files; digital files only
  • All plans should be to scale and clearly and fully dimensioned in metric; preferred scale is 1:200


IDC 2.0 is open to anyone.  

  • Entries may be submitted by teams or individuals – diverse, multi-disciplinary teams are encouraged  
  • Participants do not need to be local to Kelowna 
  • Participants do not need to be registered professionals 
  • Competitors may submit more than one entry 


The top three submissions will receive a cash award. The first place prize is $10,000, second place is $5,000, and third place is $2,500.