Summary: The Urbanarium invites 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 designers to add new mixed-use functionality to skillfully enhance densifying areas, building on lessons learned during the pandemic. Welcome to The Mixing Middle.

Description: Creative Design Entries Needed to Change Single-Family Zoning

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

Registration deadline: November 2nd, 2021
Deadline for questions: November 16th, 2021
Submission deadline: January 14th, 2022

Watch the competition primer video below to get inspired! Using the tradition of front-yard business as a departure point, Uytae Lee explores what mixed-uses in residential areas can do for the community and begins to build curiosity about new forms and functions for the future.

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You can see the detailed competition information here!

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