2023 International Residential Architecture Conceptual Design Competition Competition begins
「The Multifunctional Sustainable and Healthy Home」
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【Topic contributor and judge】
OMA(Office for Metropolitan Architecture)
Rem Koolhaas/OMA Founding Partner
David Gianotten/OMA Managing Partner – Architect

The purpose of the 2023 International Residential Architecture Conceptual Design Competition is to improve the quality of the residential environment, break through existing framework in residential design and promote design creativity. This competition is an extension of the traa Taiwan Residential Architecture Award. Through the theme and topics of the design competition, young architects and students are encouraged to note the needs and development of our living environment and propose forward-looking proposals or designs to solve residential problems of today and tomorrow, and thereby enhance the well-being of everyone.

「2023 IRACDC」
​Registration and information link:

Official website:download 
Registration form:download

【Competition Declaration】
The Multifunctional Sustainable and Healthy Home

The current global climate crisis and COVID-19 have confronted us with significant changes in how we live together in cities and the countryside. We can’t rely on the social and economic structures of the past anymore. On top on this, real changes need to be bottom up, as governments and large corporations seem to have no interest in taking the lead.

Lockdowns all around the world have illuminated that we need to rely more and more on our homes for our daily, weekly, and monthly routines. We sleep, work, recreate, eat, produce and consume here. Technology is playing an important role to allow this. At the same time, space, sustainability, and health measures have become important topics to consider. Does our internet allow us to have the contact - with our families, friends, colleagues and resources suppliers - that we need? Do we have enough indoor and outdoor space for all the different routine activities that we want to do? Are we able to minimize our impact on the world environment by reducing waste, and by self-production of food and energy? How can we bring changes to our surroundings when constantly being at home, so that we stay psychologically sound and remain inspired?

How can we make a difference to our home environment to answer to all these changes, and to set an example for the leaders in our society about how willingness can lead to something new? Design a multifunctional sustainable and healthy home in the urban or countryside context, which can change the way we live with our families, friends and neighbors. Consider social, economic, sustainability, health, and phycological aspects. Is it possible to give an answer that works globally, or is the cultural and geographical context important to the solutions of tomorrow? What effect will this have on the architectural community at large, and how should it be organized to answer the question?

【Topic contributor and judge】
OMA(Office for Metropolitan Architecture)
OMA is an international practice operating within the traditional boundaries of architecture and urbanism. AMO, a research and design studio, applies architectural thinking to domains beyond.

OMA is led by eight partners – Rem Koolhaas, Reinier de Graaf, Ellen van Loon, Shohei Shigematsu, Iyad Alsaka, Chris van Duijn, Jason Long, and Managing Partner-Architect David Gianotten – and maintains offices in Rotterdam, New York, Hong Kong, Doha, and Australia.

OMA-designed buildings currently under construction are the renovation of Kaufhaus des Westens (KaDeWe) in Berlin, The Factory in Manchester, Hangzhou Prism, the CMG Times Center in Shenzhen and the Simone Veil Bridge in Bordeaux.

OMA’s completed projects include Taipei Performing Arts Center (2022), Norra Tornen in Stockholm (2020), Axel Springer Campus in Berlin (2020), MEETT Toulouse Exhibition and Convention Centre (2020), Galleria in Gwanggyo (2020), nhow RAI Hotel in Amsterdam (2020), a new building for Brighton College (2020), and Potato Head Studios in Bali (2020). Earlier buildings include Fondazione Prada in Milan (2018), Garage Museum of Contemporary Art in Moscow (2015), De Rotterdam (2013), CCTV Headquarters in Beijing (2012), Casa da Música in Porto (2005), and the Seattle Central Library (2004).

Rem Koolhaas/Founding Partner 
Rem Koolhaas (Rotterdam, 1944) founded OMA in 1975 together with Elia and Zoe Zenghelis and Madelon Vriesendorp. He graduated from the Architectural Association in London and in 1978 published Delirious New York: A Retroactive Manifesto for Manhattan. In 1995, his book S,M,L,XL summarized the work of OMA in “a novel about architecture”. He co-heads the work of both OMA and AMO, the research branch of OMA, operating in areas beyond the realm of architecture. 

His built work includes the Taipei Performing Arts Center (2022), the Axel Springer Campus in Berlin (2020), the Qatar National Library and the Qatar Foundation Headquarters (2018), Fondazione Prada in Milan (2015/2018), the headquarters for China Central Television (CCTV) in Beijing (2012), Casa da Musica in Porto (2005), Seattle Central Library (2004), and the Netherlands Embassy in Berlin (2003). Koolhaas directed the 2014 Venice Architecture Biennale, is a professor at Harvard University, and curated Countryside: The Future (2020), an exhibition about the non-urban areas around the globe that opened in February 2020 at the Guggenheim Museum in New York.

Rem Koolhaas/Copyright:Fred Ernst

David Gianotten/Managing Partner – Architect
David Gianotten is the Managing Partner – Architect of OMA. He oversees the overall organizational and financial management, business strategy, and growth of OMA in all markets, in addition to his own architectural portfolio. David currently leads the design and construction of projects in different regions, including Amsterdam’s Bajes Kwartier – the conversion of a large 1960s prison complex into a new neighborhood with 1,350 apartments; and VDMA – the transformation of an unused site with industrial heritage in Eindhoven into a mixed-use urban hub. He has led the Taipei Performing Arts Center project since the competition phase in 2008 until building completion in 2022. He is also responsible for the design and realization of the Potato Head Studios—a resort in Bali (2020), WA Museum Boola Bardip in Perth (2020), Prince Plaza in Shenzhen (2020), White Cube LIRCAEI in Lusanga (2018), and the Shenzhen Stock Exchange headquarters (2013).

David joined OMA in 2008, launched OMA’s Hong Kong office in 2009, and became partner in 2010. He led OMA’s portfolio in the Asia-Pacific region for seven years.

David Gianotten/Copyright:Vincent van den Hoogen

【Competition Rule】
1.Affiliated Units:Taiwan Residential Architecture Award Association

2.Organizer:Taiwan Architecture Magazine、Sun-Yuan Architects & Associates

3.Topic contributor and judge:
Rem Koolhaas/OMA Founder Partner
David Gianotten/OMA Managing Partner – Architect

4.Topic:The Multifunctional Sustainable and Healthy Home

a. Total prize of US$20,000 and trophies(tax included)
b. All of selection standard, award category and prize distribution are decided by the Judge.
c. Works of winners will be published in《Taiwan Architecture Magazine》and Taiwan Residential Architecture Awards official website
d. No registration fee.

The age of applicants for the competition must be 40 and under(born after 1982), and any 1 of 2 qualifications as follow is required:
a. Society in general or students in architecture or related industry.
b. Individual or a team are both acceptable to apply for the competition.  
The number of a team must be under 3 and all fit in with the qualification.

7. Application and requirement:
a. Registration, declaration and work content forms(word and PDF both)
b. Work drawings can clearly present the idea of designer in English only.
c. Both electronic files must be deposited in the same document file and uploaded to the cloud drive.
(a) Send the file link to「traa@sunyuan.com.tw」. 
(b) The name of file and e-mail title must be named as 「Title of Entry_2023 IRACDC Entry」.
d. Size of drawing papers is A3 and no more than 4 pages. Format of electronic files is PDF ≥ 300 dpi and ≤ 40 MB in size
e. Applicant’s name, school and related information of applicant cannot be mentioned on drawing paper of work.

8. Date of submission: 2022/07/01~2022/11/30 24:00(GMT+08:00)

9. Selection procedure:
a. Selection procedure will be conducted from January to February in 2023, followed awards ceremony in March. 
b. The whole process is in English video conference

10. Contact:
Taiwan Residential Architecture Award Association
Sun-Yuan Architects & Associates「2023 International Residential Architecture Conceptual Design
Competition Team」
WeChat ID:suzuki125sd

11. Registration and information link:
Official website:download
Registration form:download