· BRIEF ·
· introduction ·
Universal education, gender equality and empowering women are vital components of the mission in developing countries. Educating children helps reduce poverty and will give the next generation the tools to fight poverty and conquer disease. School also offers children a safe environment, with support, supervision and socialization. Here they learn life skills that can help them prevent diseases, including how to avoid HIV/AIDS and malaria. Children may receive life-saving vaccines, fresh water and nutrient supplementation at school.
· location ·
Archstorming is calling for proposals to design a secondary school in Benga (Malawi). The winning proposal will be built.
Benga is located in the Nkhotakota District, situated 10 km east of Lake Malawi and 30 km west of the Ntchisi Forest Reserve. It is 60 km south of Nkhotakota Township and 50 km north of Salima Township. Benga is located halfway of these towns, in a tar road.
· challenge ·
The aim of this project is to provide a better education to the youngest citizens of the country by giving them the opportunity to access a decent secondary school infrastructure.
The school must be designed to accommodate four academic years. At first only one classroom per academic year will be constructed, but participants will have to take into account that the school could be extended in the future to three classrooms per academic year, which means twelve classrooms could be build at some point.
In the proposals, participants have to adapt on using local materials, easy constructive systems and energetic technologies in order to make proposals as realistic and efficient as possible.
To achieve the goals set the following program is proposed:
Four classrooms, Teacher office, Computers room, Library, Laboratory/ research area, Animal area, Multipurpose space, Dry latrine, Director and secretary office, Meeting room, Storage room, Students dormitories, Twelve basic houses for the teachers.
THE LEARNING CIRCLE
Nicolai Mina, Lady Roxanne Mina
Pia Marziano, Rene Montaño, Juan Pablo Uribe
VIÑA DEL MAR, CHILE
Elmira Jafari, Erfan Farahmand
DELFT, THE NETHERLANDS
BIHE Architectural Department
NEW JERSEY, USA
Andrew Duffin, Carmit Saar, Gaurav Bhatewara
MILSONS POINT, AUSTRALIA
Donghua Chen, Shaoyi Liang, Huiting Huang, Huabao Lu
Raissa Gattera, Letícia Sitta, Thais de Freitas
FOUNDATIONS FOR BENGA
MEXICO CITY, MEXICO
THIS IS NOT A SCHOOL
Joshua MacDonald, Jonas Swienty
· JURY ·
· faq ·
Q. How does the registration system work?
A. Registration fees will depend on how many teams are already registered in the moment of your registration. The value of the prize will be determined by the number of participants that will be registered by the registration deadline.
Q. If I register paying 50€, am I eligible to win 20,000€?
A. Yes, if you have paid 50€ is because you are one of the first 100 participants. When competition reaches 500 participants, the prize will be 20,000€ for all the participants, regardless of the registration fee you have paid.
Q. Can more than 500 teams participate in the competition?
A. No, in order to make sure all the proposals are correctly analyzed, the competition will close when it gets to 500 teams registered.
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. 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.
Q. Is it possible to get a site map and photos?
A. The Archstorming Team will send you site pictures and a site CAD after your registration and payment is completed.
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