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4th Earth Architecture Competition: Designing a School for Ghana

  • 10:18 - 9 February, 2016
4th Earth Architecture Competition: Designing a School for Ghana
4th Earth Architecture Competition: Designing a School for Ghana

Nka Foundation announces a call for entries for its 4th Earth Architecture Competition: Designing a School for Ghana, an international architecture competition open to graduates and advanced students of architecture, design and others from around the world who think earth architecture can be beautiful.

WHAT IS THE CHALLENGE?
The challenge is to design a unit of a school for students of ages 12 to 18 years that can be built with earth and other local materials in rural Ghana. Total costs of constructing the design entry must not exceed $8,000 (USD) for materials; local labor excluded from this price point. The registration fee per entry is $40 for individual and $60 for a team. Jurors will award prizes for 1st: $1,500; 2nd: $1,000; and 3rd: $500. Honorable mentions may be awarded at the discretion of the jury but will receive no cash prize.

WHERE IS THE CONSTRUCTION SITE?
The construction site will be Abetenim Village, near Kumasi in the Ashanti Region of Ghana.

HOW TO REGISTER AND SUBMIT AN ENTRY
Registration deadline is April 25, 2016 and submission of entries is until May 31, 2016. Here is the design brief: https://yadi.sk/i/3uq0K1wimtFBB
To participate, register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/4th-earth-architecture-competition-tickets-20450604308 and submit your design entry via mudhousedesign@mail.com . For additional information, see the competition discussion board: http://nkaprojects.boards.net or contact info@nkafoundation.org / http://www.nkafoundation.org

Download the information related to this competition here.

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Cite: "4th Earth Architecture Competition: Designing a School for Ghana" 09 Feb 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/781885/4th-earth-architecture-competition-designing-a-school-for-ghana/>
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