World Habitat Awards 2024

The World Habitat Awards recognise and highlight innovative, outstanding and sometimes revolutionary housing ideas, projects and programmes from across the world. Each year two winners receive £10,000 each and a trophy, presented at a global UN-Habitat event. The 2024 World Habitat Award winners were announced on 4 January 2024. 

Stay tuned! Many of these initiatives will be featured as case studies on the use platform in the coming months. 

Gold winners:
Housing Rights in Jakarta: Collective Action and Policy Advocacy
Empowering informal settlement communities to secure their right to housing through collective action and policy advocacy. 

Energiesprong: Revolutionizing Home Retrofitting in the Netherlands
Achieving deep net-zero retrofitting of homes using innovative prefabricated panels and smart green technologies, reducing energy consumption by 70-80%.

Silver winners:
Government of Chile Rural Habitability Programme
Addressing critical housing needs in remote Chilean communities by building or renovating over 10,000 homes, improving the lives of over 40,000 people.

La Ciguë: Affordable Student Housing in Geneva
Providing affordable student housing in prime Geneva city center locations through a pioneering collaborative approach that extends the life vacant buildings.

Bronze winners:
CO-HATY Emergency Housing Project: Shelter for Internally Displaced People in Ukraine
Converting abandoned buildings into temporary accommodation for internally displaced people (IDPs) in Ukraine, offering a much-needed lifeline during a time of war and housing shortages.

DARAJA Weather Forecasting Service: Saving Lives in Informal Settlements in Kenya
Saving lives and protecting the property of informal settlement residents through reliable and accessible weather information and action for extreme weather events.

Nettelbeckplatz: Sustainable, Affordable, and Accessible Housing in Berlin
Transforming an ageing residential complex into a vibrant and sustainable community through resident participation, energy-efficiency, accessibility, and diversification of residents.

New Ground Cohousing Community in the UK
The UK’s first group-living community for women aged 50+: A pioneering cohousing model that supports equity, community and collective well-being.


View a selection of previous winners of the World Habitat Awards on the use platform here.

Watch our use:positions interview with World Habitat CEO, David Ireland here.

Published on 10/01/2024