Hustle Hub – Moscow, Architecture Competition 2019

Moscow, Architecture Competition 2019

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. 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?

Premise
The challenge here is to build a replicable co – living housing concept for 1. Young 2. Migrant/Local 3. Working population of 20 – 35-year 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.

Challenge
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.

Site
Moscow, the capital of Russia is now undergoing a major overhaul in terms of its urban language. A vast portion of this city’s last century communal (Khrushchyovka) housing is now being replaced by large-scale mixed-use townships and housing societies. The value of the housing will shoot more than 4 to 5 times as soon as the new revamp comes in which will fuel the real estate market even more. This will positively trigger city growth and eventually more people will move to Moscow for finding places for their new dreams. Development is good – and it should happen, but pricing out is discrimination. With its one of its kind rich communist housing roots a co-living housing concept like Hustle Hub is more possible here first than anywhere in the world. The site for HustleHubUC is located in ZiL district in Moscow. Source and images Courtesy of Hustle Hub.

Timeline
Launch January 23, 2018
Early Registration closes: March 24, 2019.
20$ Students, 30$ Professionals, 75$ Institutional Access
Standard Registration closes: May 8, 2019.
30$ Students, 50$ Professionals, 125$ Institutional Access
Late Registration: June 22, 2019.
40$ Students, 70$ Professionals, 200$ Institutional Access
Submission Deadline: July 02, 2019
Public Voting begins: July 03, 2019
Public Voting ends: August 03, 2019
Result Announcement: August 13, 2019

Prizes
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)
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

2 Comments

  1. Hello!

    I am an architecture student at TU Munich, willing to participate in the competition of Hustle Hub – Moscow. Unfortunately, i cannot find where i can register or download the files.

    Would you please make the process a bit clearer?

    Thank you in advance!

    Best regards,
    Teodora Pascu

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