The Department of Communities (Housing) invites architects to enter a new social housing design competition for infill development in Hilton.

Officially launched by the Minister for Housing on 3 August 2017, the Hilton Design Competition invites entrants to submit a unique concept for 2 public housing units of up to 80 square metres each – on a single, rear, battle-axe lot in Hilton.

Entries to the competition should:

  • challenge people’s assumptions and exceed their expectations for public housing
  • demonstrate value for money within a $200,000 construction limit
  • be developed with consideration of Hilton’s unique cultural heritage
  • show a thoughtful approach to environmental sustainability and landscaping

Competition details

  • The competition will be assessed in 2 stages.
  • A maximum of 4 shortlisted entries from Stage 1 will receive an honorarium of $10,000 each.
  • At Stage 2, the winning entrant will be offered a contract to apply their model to the design of 14 new public housing dwellings in Hilton.

Read the full requirements and find out how to enter in the competition brief.

Competition Jury

Entries will be assessed by a jury of highly regarded experts that includes:

  • Dr Geoffrey London, Professor of Architecture, UWA
  • Melinda Payne, Associate, Office of the Government Architect
  • Josh Byrne, Sustainability Practitioner
  • Dr Brad Pettitt, Mayor, City of Fremantle

Further information

Competition page

Minister for Housing media release