Over 3,000 architects and designers around the world took part in Building Trust International's Affordable Housing Design Challenge 2018. The competition sought proposals for the realization of a 3,000-unit housing development that will improve the quality of life for factory workers and their families in urbanizing Phnom Penh. The winning project should also set a precedent for similar affordable housing initiatives to meet the growing housing needs in Phnom Penh and other Cambodian cities.

After evaluating more than 400 entries, the jury — which comprised of representatives from Building Trust International, the United Nations Development Program, and the Phnom Penh Special Economic Zone — ultimately selected “Home within House” by Mumbai-based at Architecture for first prize.

Four honourable mentions from the U.S., Japan, China, and Cambodia were also selected.1

  • 1. Source: Archinect