The Transformation of Sunrise Trailer Court: Replacing Housing Without Displacing Residents.
Habitat for Humanity strives to fulfill its nationwide mission of providing home ownership opportunities to low income people living in substandard housing.
Through the URBAN HABITATS competition, Habitat for Humanity of Greater Charlottesville in partnership with the Charlottesville Community Design Center is seeking realistic, innovative, universal models for multi-family housing while preventing gentrification and displacement of the current residents.
Habitat aims to transform Sunrise Trailer Court into a renewed community that incorporates sustainable building methods, community green space, and commercial space for service providers of children, youth, elderly, and health needs. Because Habitat relies on a dedicated volunteer labor force, both skilled and unskilled, to build their houses, design_build is a integral component of this ideas competition.
Registration begins: February, 2005 Registration deadline: March, 2005 Submission deadline: July 1, 2005 Open to: All Entry fee: US$100 (US$50 students) Additional information: Charlottesville Community Design Center Charlottesville, VA 22902 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org