Marco Polo 100 Digital Build Challenge

Revolutionize construction, build affordable housing for $100/sq ft with 3D printing, prefabrication, robotics or new technologies.

Top 20 Teams Advance to Stage 2

Toronto, February 3, 2021

 

After receiving over 400 registrations from nearly 60 countries, 20 teams have been selected to advance to Stage 2 of the Marco Polo 100 Digital Build Challenge. Submissions were considered by a 12 member jury with expertise in construction, architecture, engineering, 3D printing, prefabrications, quantity surveying, and finance.
 
“We are overwhelmed by the response and interest we received. It exceeded our expectations,” says Nhung Nguyen, VP of Development. “Affordable housing is a global problem and we have to approach it with an open mind and innovative thinking,” says Anthony Zwig, President and CEO. “The solution lies with new technologies. We must be willing to chart a new course and change the traditional ways of doing things,” he said.
 
The Marco Polo 100 Digital Build Challenge is a technology competition to solve affordable housing by building a multi-residential building for $100/sq feet using new technologies and processes. Horizon Legacy Group, backers of the competition, is investing up to $10M and offering cash prizes and royalties to the winning submissions.
 
Teams selected to advance to Stage 2 were recognized for their potential to meet the Challenge objectives. In the next phase, teams are invited to expand their ideas with detailed plans showcasing their innovation and scaling it to a multi storey building.
 

Team

Country

Technology

3DPHC

Canada

3d printing

A3D Printer

Spain

3d printing

Apogee

Canada

Shipping containers

Architecture of Survival

Russia

Pre-fab, lightweight shelter

Big Foot

Russia

Light gauge steel framing

BILLINGS

Nigeria

3d printing, robotics

CONZZLE 

Malaysia

Pre-fab

CyBe Construction

Netherlands

3d printing, robotics, pre-fab

Form Found Design

USA

Pre-fab, light gauge framing, robotics

Hivetat

USA

"Beehive"

Imprimere AG

Switzerland

3d printing

Kasuweri

Malaysia

Pre-fab

ModulusTech

Pakistan

Pre-fab

Mortar Board Homes

UK

Pre-fab

O-Cube

Canada

Pre-fab

Savantium

India

3d printing, pre-fab, air-inflation

Scoolpt

Czech Republic

3d printing

SPG eng

Chile

Construction resequencing

UBB-Chile

Chile

3d printing, concrete on frame

ZAO OBD

Russia

Pre-fab "lotus"

 
 

Webinar

Toronto, November 25, 2020

On November 25 we organized a webinar to give you more insights into the challenge, the context, and answering your questions. You can watch it here: