Deadline: September 22, 2019 00:00 CEST| Apply here
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Eligibility: Registration is open to all students of schools and universities in relation with architecture and to young architects less than three years after graduation (Young architects graduated after the 22nd April 2016 are allowed to participate to the competition). Teams can be multidisciplinary (architect, engineer, landscaper, …)
ARCHsharing Competition 2019
Haiti is a Caribbean country located on the western third of the island of Hispaniola and part of the group of archipelagos that form the Greater Antilles with Cuba, Jamaica, Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic.
Its history has been turbulent since the arrival of the settlers with a Spanish and then French governance. A large part of the indigenous population was exterminated and in order to promote the colonial industry, hundreds of thousands of slaves from the African continent were brought in.
One of the country’s greatest current challenges is to recover from the natural disasters that have devastated the island in recent years, most notably the earthquake of 2010.
According to UNICEF, more than 25% of the population is illiterate (2012) and only 50% of children go to school. Following the earthquake, more than 80% of schools in the west of the country were destroyed or seriously damaged, leaving the government powerless.
In this context, ARCHsharing, in collaboration with TECHO Haiti, is offering the contest Rural School in Haiti
ARCHsharing proposes, in partnership with the humanitarian association TECHO Haiti, the construction of a rural school for the TE NWA community, north of Port-au-Prince.
The project will have to meet many social, constructive and economic challenges while proposing solutions that improve educational conditions. The school will include 7 levels of classes and will benefit more than 50 children in the community.
Today, a tent houses the daycare and a classroom made of plywood panels serves as a school. The site planned for the construction of the school is on a large site where the class is currently taking place.
The program proposes two phases of construction and exterior design. All the phases have to be thought simultaneously, it is simply necessary to think that the first phase must be able to function independently from the others.
- First prize: Construction + 1500 € + publication ARCHsharing
- Second prize: 1000€ + publication ARCHsharing
- Third prize: 500€ + publication ARCHsharing
- Honorable mentions: Digital magazine given by Archpapers + Publication ARCHsharing.
Interested in applying for the ARCHsharing Competition 2019? Register your participation by following the application link and taking the suggested steps.