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Designing For The Arts: 3rd Earth Architecture Competition

Ghana Architecture News - Oct 9, 2015 - 10:13   5601 views

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Nka Foundation presents ''3rd Earth Architecture Competition'', is issuing a challenge to designers, architects and builders to use their creativity to come up with innovative designs for modest, affordable houses that can be built locally to replace the rural mud house type. The challenge is to design a mud house type of about 2400 sq feet that sleeps 8 to 10 persons to be built on a plot size of 80 x 100 feet.
The construction site will be Abetenim Arts Village, near Kumasi in the Ashanti Region of Ghana. The building should be designed for use by either musicians, theatre artists, potters, sculptors, painters, textile artists, designers, writers, or media arts practitioners. Total costs of constructing the design entry must not exceed $7,000 (USD) for materials and labor; land value is excluded from this price point.
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Deadline: October 30, 2015
Competition Prizes:
1st winner prize: $ 1.500
2nd winner prize: $ 1.000
3rd winner prize: $ 500
The body of the jurors is to be made public by October 20, 2015
Preselection Jury
Christina Antonelli, Construction Project Manager at Construction for Change (India)
Anna Webster, Part 2 Professional Diploma in Architecture at London Metropolitan University (UK).
Grand Jury
Paolo Cascone, Associate Professor of Building Technology at the Milan Polytechnic (Italy)
Bruno Marques, professor at the Faculty of Architecture and Arts in Oporto Lusíada University (Portugal)
Tai Schomaker, DoYouSpace Architecture in Berlin (Germany) 

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