Dubai invites designs for 'House of the Future'

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Dubai has launched a global competition, inviting designs for a highly-affordable futuristic house that will stand the test of time.

Architects and designers from around the world can submit entries for the ‘House of the Future’ competition, which will offer up to AED 500,000 in cash prize.

The jury is looking for innovative designs that can refresh current housing offerings for Emirati nationals in Dubai.

The cost of constructing the house should not exceed the mortgage value of AED 1 million.

Submissions for the competition will be open online from April 25 till September, and the winners will be announced at an award ceremony to be held in November.

The winner will receive AED 500,000 while the runner-up will receive AED 200,000 and second runner-up AED 100,000.

The competition will also award AED 200,000 to the best design for a ‘self-sustaining house’ that is able to go off the grid, without water or electricity for two consecutive weeks.

The Mohammed Bin Rashid Centre For Government Innovation will coordinate with the local and international partners of the project while the Mohammed bin Rashid Housing Establishment will implement the winning designs in its future projects and provide technical and engineering support.

The Housing Establishment will display the competition’s winning designs on its website and its headquarters and offices, as well as market them among citizens in Dubai, who will be able to select their preferred designs.

The competition has a detailed set of criteria covering innovation, modern smart design, ability to meet the requirements of Emirati families, cost effectiveness and liveability.

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