Hustle Hub – Moscow, Architecture Competition ‘19

2019-01-23 ~ 2019-07-02
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Architecture design

Competition introduction

Type: Architecture Design

Organizer: UNI

Partner: Young Bird Plan

Eligibility: Unlimited

Submission deadline: July 2nd, 2019


About Competition

With most of the young population working today to acquire a basic security of livelihood and not investing on their lives for the long term (depreciating because of the ‘grind’) due to various social stigmas associated with not owning a home; create this rat-race. Cities being an economic platform which are constantly growing everyday – equity of housing has become an issue as they turn more and more severe/unaffordable every day. Affordable housing is one of the measures taken by the government but is not enough considering the vast number of people pooling into the city every day to look for means of livelihood. Slowly the urban centers with their sky rocketing economic growth have almost priced out alot of its citizens before they could even realize. Can a collective living concept scalable enough for all the megacities?


The challenge here is to build a replicable co – living housing concept for 1. Young 2. Migrant/Local 3. Working population of 20 – 35 years of age which is affordable (not subsidized but optimized), works on cyclic leasing for durations longer/shorter than rental cycles and gives them enough headspace to build their career and move. The Hustle Hub should extend itself more than just a space to live. Hustle Hub is also visualized as a framework that can extend to other megacities of the world.


「About UNI

UNI is a place for creative people to showcase their work along with the thought process behind it and have discussions around them. We want to tap people’s curiosity and observations to generate conversations and give constructive criticism on art, architecture, products, fashion and more… These conversations build up new knowledge and often sow the seed of a new idea or help in making the creation better.


「About Young Bird Plan

Founded in 2013 by Isa Ye, Young Bird Plan, affiliated with Shanghai YoungBird Brand Management Co., Ltd is an international competition platform for global design talents. With three key elements, viz. fabrication, mentor’s guidance and interdisciplinary jury, it is fast becoming a leading voice in global design fields like urban design, architecture design, landscaping design, interior design, product design, logo design and fashion design. Since its inception, the platform has received submissions from 879 colleges and universities and 3,388 design institutes in 217 cities of 54 countries.

On the one hand, we constantly connect and meet various demands from political, business, and academic circles and actively fill supply and demand gaps among designers, manufacturers, developers, urban operators and users. We are committed to design and innovation, and offering opportunities for creative minds around the world to participate in creation process, so as to propel the implementation of design projects and products focusing on urban spaces and life aesthetics. Besides, Young Bird Plan is devoted to pushing the urban development and offering high-quality solutions to product updates. On the other hand, as one of the most influential design competition platforms around the world, we make every effort to create opportunities for young designers.

By now, we have cooperated with several governments, development agencies and international brands, e.g., Suichang County of Zhejiang Province, Yongchuan District of Chongqing City, Suzhou New District, China Merchants Shekou Industrial Zone, Vanke Group, China Fortune Properties, Westbund, Leliving, Sunbrella, Destelli, MATSU Group, Xiao Guan Tea, Dongpeng Group, etc.


Prize pool of worth 4000$!

 First Prize: 1500$ (For students and professionals)

 Runner up: 750$ (For students and professionals)

 People’s Choice: 500$ (For students – Most appreciated project wins this)

 Honorable mention x 2 (Students): 200$ Each

 Honorable mention x 2 (Professionals): 200$ Each