under the high patronage of Mr JULIEN DENORMANDIE,
FRENCH Minister for Towns and Housing

INTERNATIONAL PRIZE

FOR THE CONVERSION OF OFFICES INTO HOUSING

Greater Paris Investment Agency and the Maison de l’architecture Ile-de-France, in cooperation with the French national network of the Maisons de l’architecture, launch the first edition of the International Prize for the conversion of office buildings into housing.

THE CONVERSION OF OFFICES INTO HOUSING

In its multiple forms, the conversion of tertiary buildings into housing buildings is an essential part of renovation architecture and requires architects to develop high skills and overcome constraints in existing buildings, both aesthetically and technically.

Address the housing shortage and crisis

Increase the value of vacant and obsolete assets

Adapt buildings to new standards in line with the ecological transition

THE PRIZE

Through the International Prize for the conversion of offices into housing, Greater Paris Investment Agency, the Maison de l’architecture Ile-de-France national network of the Maisons de l’architecture want to highlight some remarkable achievements of offices converted into housing, both in terms of architectural quality and usage-driven innovations.

1.

Value project management and implementation by highlighting remarkable achievements

2.

Facilitate the dialogue between different stakeholders: owners, architects, engineers, construction firms

3.

Foster the development of an innovative architectural thinking/approach

4.

Raise the awareness of elected officials to the benefits they can get from renovated housing

PARTICIPATE!

Proposed projects feature physical and concrete transformations of an offices building into housing and all or parts of the achievement (or series of achievements) are completed by the time of the application. The following applicants may apply to the International Prize:

General contractor

You have designed and completed a conversion of offices into housing.  

Project manager

Public or private, open to all nationalities. The role of the architect in the project is central.

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Professionnals

The winner’s project has to be the result of a close collaboration between a project manager carrying a strong will to fixing the housing crisis and a creative team on the general contractor’s side in which the architect’s role is central and leading.

The proposed conversion of offices into housing have to result in physical and concrete transformations of an offices building into housing. All or parts of the achievement (or series of achievements) shall be completed by the time of application.

Projects can either be conducted on French territory or abroad, in urban or periurban area and completed within the last 5 years.

 

APPLICATION PACKAGE

International Prize – Professionnals

Application form

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Project presentation

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TIMELINE

NEXT STEPS

NOVEMBER 2018

APPLICATIONS OPENING

FEBRUARY 1, 2019

APPLICATION DEADLINE

APRIL 2019

ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE WINNERS

MAY 16, 2019

OFFICIAL AWARDS CEREMONY

JURY
Soon to be revealed.

REWARD

EXCLUSIVE PUBLICATION

A publication will be released following the Prize and will present the Prize winner and all applicants. This issue will be publicized in the professional network of booksellers in Ile-de-France region, in France and abroad.

EXHIBITION

A publication will be released following the Prize and will present the Prize winner and all applicants. This issue will be publicized in the professional network of booksellers in Ile-de-France region, in France and abroad.

APPLICATION

Applications can be sent by email from November 2018 until Friday February 1st, 2019 at midnight to: inscription@bureaux-logements.com.
Any question regarding the terms and rules for participation shall be addressed by email.
FOUNDING ACTS

WHAT FUELS OUR APPROACH.

6 PROPOSALS FROM THE WORKING GROUP

Chaired by Mr. Xavier Lépine (La Française AM)

SIGNING OF THE COVENANT FORUM GRAND PARIS 2018

Leading players in the real estate industry commit with M. Julien Denormandie, French Minister for Housing

DRAFT BILL « ELAN »

Including provisions to ease the conversion of office buildings into housing.

ENGAGEMENT LETTER

Addressed by the Ministry for Territorial Cohesion to Mr. Damien Robert (Grand Paris Aménagement)

IN THE MEDIA

CONTACT US

For any question related to application to the International Prize of the conversion of offices into housing, please fill in this contact form. We will get back to you as soon as possible.

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