Atlanta’s Department of City Planning will host an exhibition for the top six submissions for the domestiCITY affordable housing design competition.
Launched last August, the domestiCITY initiative sought strategies for the planning, design, construction and operation of affordable and sustainable developments in Atlanta, according to a city press release.
After receiving 20 design proposals, an independent panel selected four semi-finalists and two finalists in January. The top two finalists were Utile, located in Boston, and Lord Aeck Sargent, located in Atlanta. The semi-finalists included firms from all over the world, including Kazakhstan, London and Vietnam.
The top six domestiCITY submissions will be on exhibit at the Museum of Design Atlanta (MODA) until April 30 and will culminate at Atlanta City Hall for the Department of City Planning’s Customer Appreciation Day in May.
“This is but the first of an endless campaign by the Department of City Planning to engage the private sector on creative ideas for affordable housing,” Tim Keane, Commissioner of the Department of City Planning, said. “It’s time that we approach affordable housing with beautiful design in mind.”
For more information on the competition, including images of winning submissions, visit the competition website.