Relocatable home design competition

Relocatable home design commpetition

This competition is promoted by Architectural Profiles Ltd (APL) with the support of Built Smart and the New Zealand Institute of Architects. It is to design a relocatable home to be constructed for a cost not to exceed NZ$200,000 + GST ex the builder’s yard. The construction system should conform to design parameters compliant with the Built Smart system.

The design objectives of the competition are to design an affordable, prefabricated home of innovative conception and high design quality. The building should reflect a high standard of energy conservation and sustainability and be constructed of durable, low-maintenance materials.

The competition is intended to find a designer and a solution that will be documented for building consent and construction by Built Smart, with input from the winning team. There will be an overall winner; as well as second and third place winners, and a separate prize granted to a submission that demonstrates radical architectural innovation.

Registration and Submission Information

To register for the competition, email David Waters before 4pm, Monday 3 December 2018. You will then be sent a registration number which must be used on the submission.

Submissions must be received by 4pm, Friday 29 March 2019.

The Design Competition brief can be downloaded here.


The prize-winners will be announced on Monday 29 April 2019, with prizes as follows:

  • First place winning team will receive a prize of NZ$5,000, as well as a grant of $5,000 to work with Built Smart in developing the project for construction;
  • Second placed entry will receive NZ$3,000;
  • Third place will receive NZ$2,000;
  • The Architectural Innovation prize will be $2,500.
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