design haus Calling all aspiring architects and designers — Design Haus, the latest condominium development from Shiu Pong, is holding a student competition to design the ideal urban living space.

The 17 storey, 116 suite luxury residence will be located on College, just east of Spadina. “The Design Haus [will be] surrounded by university and college influences, therefore, who better to help us with lifestyle designs than architectural and design students who can creatively address the benefits of this urban neighbourhood,” said Henry Hung, President of Shiu Pong Group of Companies.

Cash prizes of $10,000, $5,000 and $3,000 will be awarded to the top three competitors. The contest is open to any student currently enrolled in a North American college or university. The deadline to enter is January 15th, after which designs will be judged by leading industry professionals.

Design Haus suites will be characterized by floor to ceiling windows, granite or quartz kitchen countertops, two toned cabinetry, kitchen islands, stainless steel appliances, private balconies and/or terraces, hardwood flooring, deep soaker tubs, rain showerheads and walk-in showers (as per plan). Prices start from the mid $200,000s and units will range from 500 over 1,000 square feet.

design haus roof The residence will feature exceptional social and recreational amenities. The 8th floor party room includes a full catering kitchen, double sided fireplace, wet bar and dining area. Screen a movie with friends in the private theatre. Or, head outside to the terrace — equipped with barbecues and ample seating. There will also be a state-of-the-art fitness centre with cardio and weight training equipment as well as aerobics and yoga areas.

Design Haus, realized by KIRKOR Architects, will also include convenient, ground floor retail. It’s close to the Spadina and College streetcars as well as a wealth of grocery stores, restaurants, boutiques and other attractions. The University of Toronto is across the street and OCAD University is only minutes away. Arrive at Ryerson University or George Brown College by transit in under 25 minutes. A total of 26 units will be available for rent — making Design Haus the perfect locale for Toronto students.

Don’t forget to visit or for contest rules and regulations.

For exclusive updates on Design Haus, register online or call 416 596 8885.

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