Future Homes Competition

State Victoria
Client Department of Environment Land Water & Planning with the Office of the Victorian Government Architect
Competition Two Stage Design Competition
Winner TBC


Jill Garner Victorian Government Architect (Jury Chair)
Jan McCredie Jury Member, Missing Middle Competition (NSW)
Jennie Officer Director, Officer Woods Architects, Senior Lecturer, University of Western Australia
Koos de Keijzer OVGA Design Review Panel, Principal, DKO
Matt Cohen Director Development Approvals & Urban Design, DELWP
Sadie Morgan (UK) RIBA National Awards Advisory Panel, Director, dRMM
Tony Isaacson Robin Boyd Foundation Chairperson, Former Director, Kane Construction

Image courtesy OVGA

The Department of Environment Land Water and Planning in partnership with the Office of the Victorian Government Architect is pleased to announce the Future Homes Competition. This competition is the first phase of the two-phase Future Homes Project. The competition invites leading designers to prepare exemplar designs for apartment buildings that will be replicable in middle suburban Melbourne environments. The second phase will be the implementation of exemplary designs post-competition. The competition invites collaborative teams, however the competitor's authorised representative must have an ARBV or VBA number registered to practice in Victoria.

Registrations are open until 10 April 2020. Stage One launches 12 March 2020.

Designers are invited to provide designs that will impact on the future generation of housing across Victoria. The winning designs will set new benchmarks in design, sustainability and liveability and how these can be applied in established suburbs.

The competition will be in two stages and CityLab is pleased to have been contracted as the competition advisor. Stage One invites conceptual designs, with shortlisted competitors invited to participate in Stage Two to provide schematic designs. There is a prize pool of $500,000 with winners having the opportunity to inform potential planning reforms based on their designs.