Our World Habitat Awards recognise and highlight innovative, outstanding and sometimes revolutionary housing ideas, projects and programmes from across the world.
More than 250 outstanding World Habitat Awards projects have been recognised over the years, demonstrating substantial, lasting improvements in living conditions.
Projects may be submitted from any country of the world. The World Habitat Awards are given to projects from the global North as well as the South that provide practical and innovative solutions to current housing needs and problems.
Who can apply?
- Any individual, organisation or government who has an innovative and practical solution to housing needs and problems from any country of the world.
- More than one entry can be made by the same individual or organisation.
- Entries should relate to housing projects and processes that are either completed or in progress. Those that are at design stage only or in the very early stages of development cannot be considered.
- Previous entrants can re-submit in subsequent years providing that the project has been further developed in the intervening time period.
Suggested Areas for Submission
Environmentally sustainable housing
- Development/use of sustainable building materials and technologies
- Provision of resource- and energy-efficient housing
- Promotion of sustainable lifestyles in urban and/or rural areas
Restoration of existing housing
- Restoration of areas of decayed housing and/or adaptive reuse of buildings
- Urban/slum upgrading
Provision of housing designed to withstand natural disasters
Housing provision for those with special needs
- Provision of housing for homeless people
- Housing specifically designed to meet the needs of older persons and those with other special needs
- Innovative design and/or construction materials
- The use of information and communication technologies in housing
Housing developed and managed on a cooperative or other socially sustainable basis
Projects and processes that ensure the right to land and housing
Visit the official website to apply here