This is an international competition to design and build a new
place for living in the Central City.
The challenge was to develop a concept for medium density living
- a new urban village that provides a variety of housing options
and lifestyle choices based on sustainability, innovation and a
strong sense of community.
Architects had three months to create a concept in three
drawings that would change the way people think about urban living,
by designing an exemplar housing development that will be the
catalyst for modern urban living in the heart of the city, and
attract a new and diverse residential community back into the
Fifty-eight valid entries were received from fifteen countries,
the judges have identified four finalists and three highly
The finalists have three months to take their initial concepts
through to a more developed design. The winning concept will be
built adjacent to Latimer Square, offering its residents an
exceptional quality of life, with local parks, entertainment,
recreational facilities, and the central business area nearby.
These are visions of Central City living in our city's exciting
and prosperous future.