Judging Criteria

Judging Criteria

Interim housing designs should demonstrate the following qualities (listed below). (Note: the competition submissions followed these criteria.) The judging criteria represents the essential elements of urban interim housing.

 

Density Maximized number of housing units per land area
Rapid Deployment Provided units ready to be occupied as soon as possible
Site Flexibility Maximized the ability to accommodate as many different sites as possible
Unit Flexibility Maximized the ability to accommodate as many variable household types 
and sizes as possible
Reusability Maximized the potential for reuse of the structures either for future 
disasters or other purposes
Livability Maximized the strength, utility, convenience, and comfort of the dwellings
Accessibility Allowed access for people who have limited mobility
Security Made public space defensible and help people feel safe
Sustainability Reduced energy costs and the carbon footprint of the dwellings
Identity Maximized the ability of New Yorkers to feel a sense of identity and 
even pride in where they live
Cost Efficiency Maximized the best value for investment