World Habitat Awards 2021

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World Habitat Awards 2021

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World Habitat Awards 2021: World Habitat Awards 2021, architecture competition, organised in collaboration with UN-Habitat, has been recently opened for entries looking for the world’s best housing solutions through the 2021 World Habitat Awards competition.

Short description

World Habitat, in collaboration with UN-Habitat, is looking for the world’s best housing solutions through the World Habitat Awards 2021 competition. The Awards recognizes and highlights innovative, outstanding and sometimes revolutionary housing ideas, projects and programs from across the world.

Eligible for entry are projects from around the world that focus on affordable and adequate housing, that are in progress or have been completed in the last ten years and project that have been designed and/or delivered in close collaboration with the residents/local community.

Whilst the housing element must be a key part of each submission, entrants are encouraged to submit projects and programmes that view the term ‘habitat’ from a broad perspective. Entries are encouraged that also address wider issues, for example: the climate emergency and environmental sustainability; social inclusion and income generation.

Housing projects and approaches are sought that:

demonstrate practical, innovative and sustainable solutions to current housing issues faced by countries all around the world
can be transferred or adapted for use as appropriate
are already being implemented or are completed ie not at design stage or very early stages of development
view the term habitat from a broad perspective and bring other benefits as well, such as energy or water saving, income generation, social inclusion, community and individual empowerment, health benefits, capacity building or education.

All entries are subject to a thorough assessment process and around 10 projects are evaluated by an independent advisory group of housing experts.

Who may enter?

The Awards are open to all individuals, organisations or governments who have addressed housing challenges.


Two winners of the 2021 World Habitat Awards will receive a Gold Award and £10,000. There will also be Silver and Bronze Awards for other outstanding projects and programmes. In addition, winning projects will have the opportunity to share their approach to housing solutions through World Habitat’s Transfer Programme.

Entry fees

There is no entry fee to participate!

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