· BRIEF ·
· introduction ·
Archstorming is launching a new competition that will look for designs for the future preschools of the NGO Abay Ethiopia, an organization founded in Spain in 2009 that operates in Walmara, Ethiopia, with the aim of fighting against poverty and promoting equal opportunities, mainly through the development of Education, Health and Community support projects in general.
One of their most important projects has been the construction of a Polyfunctional Center and Preschool in Gaba Kemisa, a “kebele” (village) located in the district of Walmara, in the Regional State of Oromia.
The center of Abay has a great influence on the rest of the adjacent towns, especially on the kebeles Hiddi and Dillu. The fact that in these kebeles there is no early childhood education service means that children who want to access it have to walk several kilometers a day to Abay’s center, which makes it very difficult for them to stay in school.
· challenge ·
Abay wants to support the towns of Hiddi and Dillu with the construction of two preschools in these villages. This will ensure access to education for the children of the area and will help the entire community, as happened more than 10 years ago with the creation of the center and school in Gaba Kemisa.
The main challenge in the current competition is to ensure that the model that is developed can be adapted to the different places where Abay wants to build schools.
As with Dillu and Hiddi, each terrain is different, so a flexible model will be needed to adapt to each space.
The new schools will consist of an initial construction of 4 classrooms, latrines, a covered courtyard and an open courtyard. Also, the proposals should include the option to add additional spaces such as a multifunctional space, kitchen, dining room or a corral. See more detailed information in the briefing of the competition. The winning proposal of the competition will be built.
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*Further information (including plans, site pictures and videos) will be sent after registration
· JURY ·
Addis Ababa City Administration
Addis Ababa (Ethiopia)
Sustainable Design Lab, MIT
Addis Ababa (Ethiopia)
Durban (South Africa)
María Teresa Guinaldo
· faq ·
Q. Can I register today and modify later the members of my team?
A. Yes, you can always add, eliminate or change your team members.
Q. Can I register individually?
A. Yes, you can participate individually or as a team.
Q. Do I have to send a hard copy of my boards?
A. No, all materials will be submitted online.
Q. I am not studying architecture, can I participate?
A. Yes! People from other disciplines can also participate, such as engineers, philosophers, sociologists, photographers, etc.
Q. Is the competition restricted only to students or professionals?
A. No, competitions are open to all architects, designers or thinkers who want to show the world their solution to the issues we propose .
Q. Is there any age restriction?
A. Participants must be at least 18 years old.
Q. Is my team able to submit more than one proposal?
A. You are free to submit more than one proposal as long as you register each one separately and pay its correspondent fee.