The second annual prize for thought-provoking ideas around the design of the home will be awarded in June 2022. Co-living already exists in many forms, from student accommodation, diverse family networks, retirement communities, artist collectives and more.
We had the pandemic, which inspired the 2021 theme, – now we are looking at the reported loneliness epidemic, a well-documented undersupply of housing, an ageing population and invisible and visible homelessness – so could co-living be key to transforming the way we think about ‘home’?
The Davidson Prize’s 2022 brief asks whether co-living could be a transformative key to the way we think about our homes – as well as our communities – and how they’re designed. From apartment blocks to one-off houses, it’s a question perhaps particularly apposite in light of the UK’s well-documented undersupply of homes, leading to today’s generation rent as well as burgeoning visible and invisible homelessness.
Marie Chamillard, the Foundation’s director and organiser of the Davidson Prize, was interviewed by the Architect’s Journal explaining the purpose of the prize and delving into the 2022 theme. Read the article here.
A big and inspiring theme. See the full brief here.
Registration is free and open until Friday 13th January by noon. The winner of the £10,000 Davidson Prize will be announced in June 2022.