The Mixing Middle Competition
The Urbanarium has issued an invitation to designers around the world to develop and present innovative solutions that enhance community vitality. Existing monocultural single-family neighbourhoods need to densify with Missing Middle housing, but that on its own isn’t enough. Those neighbourhoods also need a variety of activities to thrive. This competition asks entrants to add new mixed-use functionality to skillfully enhance densifying areas, building on lessons learned during the pandemic.
- (1) PDF should not exceed 10 MB or 6 pages
- (3) JPGs should not exceed 2MB each
- (1) Video file should not exceed 50 MB or 1 minute
Each submission should provide 6 PDF pages that can be printed on standard 8.5 by 11 inch paper with font sizes that can be read at that size. A digital model of the one or two lot design in SketchUp or similar format is requested in the submission.
This is a competition open to anyone from anywhere.
a) Entrants need not be registered professionals or local.
b) Entrants may be teams or individuals.
c) Multi‐disciplinary teams and teams that include youth members are encouraged.
d) A competitor may submit more than one entry provided they are registered separately.
- Overall Winner: $10,000 CAD
- Second Prize: $5,000 CAD
- Third Prize: $3,000 CAD
- 5 Honourable Mentions: $1,500 CAD each
- Planners’ Prize: $10,000 CAD