· BRIEF ·
· introduction ·
The social catastrophe of Latin America has its epicenter in the popular settlements.
It is in Latin America, the most urbanized and unequal region in the world, where 104 million people live in popular settlements. Here, 1 of every 4 inhabitants of urban areas, lives in a slum, villa, favela or camp, in a situation of poverty. These populations must subsist by their own means, with the constant violation of their rights.
· the NGO ·
For this competition, Archstorming is working together with the NGO TECHO Mexico. TECHO Mexico builds emergency houses for people from all across the country.
TECHO’s current emergency house is based on a modular design of 18 square meters, removable and transportable, structurally composed of wood and covered with fiber cement.
Archstorming is calling for proposals to redesign the current emergency house model of TECHO. The winning proposal will be built all across the country for those who need it.
· challenge ·
The aim of this project is to design a temporary shelter for those who don't have a place to live.
The main goals of this competition are:
María Agustina Nieto, Seizen Uehara, Lucía Uribe Echevarría, María Belen Pizarro
Silvio Pennesi, Marco De Vincentiis, Emanuel Falappa
Simona Lasauskaite, Armando Rosas Flores
MEXICO CITY, MEXICO
THE MOTHER HOUSE
SAN FRANCISCO, CA, USA
CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA, USA
Esteban Ortiz, Pablo Zamorano
SANTIAGO DE CHILE, CHILE
Laura Casas Martin, Katie Krolak, Tristan Rouse, Pearl Chan
SANTIAGO DE CHILE, CHILE
· 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.