• Stage 1. Global Design and Ideas Competition

    Stage 1. Global Design and Ideas Competition

    Concepts or case studies from around the world provide inspiration for the task force. Further details on how your practice can get involved. 


  • Stage 2. Urban Task Force

    Stage 2. Urban Task Force

    Twenty five invited experts review concepts and case studies from the competition and work up a strategy for London. 


  • Stage 3. London Housing Symposium

    Stage 3. London Housing Symposium


    This final part of the 2017 Urban Challenge will take place in London in September. Details to published in the next few days.


  • Look who's coming

    Look who's coming

    James Murray, London Deputy Mayor for Housing and Residential Development confirmed to brief WAN Urban Task Force.

  • Affordable floating homes

    Affordable floating homes

    Company Urban Riggers has come up with an unconventional architectural solution to build low-cost modular dorms using shipping containers that can float in urban harbours, bringing students into Copenhagen city centre without the exorbitant rents.

  • Towards the new London Plan...

    Towards the new London Plan...

    The WAN Urban Challenge initiative provides a perfect platform for architects to engage with the Mayor’s office and the London Assembly. Through this column, we will be taking soundings from key players in the provision of affordable housing in London.

News Updates

  • 19/05/2017
    UK Conservative Party focuses on better quality homes
  • 03/05/2017
    Urban Housing Focus
  • 02/05/2017
    Winners announced
  • 26/04/2017
    Naked house, London, United Kingdom
  • 11/04/2017
    Garden Hill, Birmingham, United Kingdom
  • 05/04/2017
    New York Affordable Housing Challenge, New York, United States
  • 28/03/2017
    Six reasons why you can't afford to miss out
  • 22/03/2017
    News Update #03 - Housing Solutions: The Interlace
  • 15/03/2017
    News Update #02 - Land Supply
  • 14/03/2017
    News Update #01 - Venue confirmed