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Sacred Architecture - Kaira Looro International Architecture

  • 17:56 - 27 December, 2016
Sacred Architecture - Kaira Looro International Architecture
Sacred Architecture - Kaira Looro International Architecture, Kaira Looro Competition
Kaira Looro Competition

A national symbol for the spirituality of Senegal. Introspection, spirituality, and divinity. These are the elements around which the sacred architecture revolves. The light and the lightness of the materials join sacred and profane, creating an architecture that, through spaces and forms, try to invite humans to an introspective research. The competition is open to architects, designers, engineers, and students. It’s possible to participate as a team or individually.

Theme
Kaira Looro are two words in Mandinga language, the main culture in Tanaf. The greetings of welcome or farewell, are not simple greetings of “good morning” or “good evening”, but they are real good wishes and prayers for the peace of others. Often people greet each other “Alma kaira siyaa laa”, or that “God will give you peace.” Kaira Looro, that in Mandingo language means “Architecture for Peace”, is not just architecture, but it also represents the link to a culture, a spirituality and research of interiority. The challenge is to celebrate this cult philosophy by designing a sustainable and culturally-driven architecture, for a place with a lack of materials and with low technology. To design place of worship means creating a new landmark, but also giving substance to a culture of a community, being lightweight and graceful to understand its spirituality. This competition has to show and describe the theme thanks to an impressive design also being integrated and able to become a symbol for all the country. Carefully included into the landscape, it will represent the conjunction between earthly and divine.

Jury
The internationally jury is composed by Kengo Kuma, Ko Nakamura (University of Tokyo), A. Ghirardelli (SBGA ), A. Muzzonigro (Stefano Boeri Architects), R. Bouman (Mohn + Bouman Architects) C. Chiarelli (Arcò), A. Ferrara (Juri Troy Architects), Pilar Diez Rodriguez, R. Kasik (X Architekten), S. D'Urso (University of Catania), I. Gomis (Tanaf Mayor), I. Lutri (InArch), W. Baricchi (CNAPPC).

Calendar
Early registration - from 20 January to 13 February 2017
Normal registration from 14 February to 10 March 2017
Late registration – 11 March to 2 April, 2017
Competitions deadline - April 23 , 2017
Winners announced – 14 May 2017

Prizes
1st Place: € 2,500 + Internship at Kengo Kuma Associates Publication + Exposure
2nd Place: € 1,000 + Publication + Exposure
3rd Place: € 500 + Publication + Exposure
5 honorable mentions: Publication + Exposure
10 finalist: Publication + Exposure

All the awarded proposals will be transmitted to architectural magazines and websites, will be hosted in international exhibitions.

For more information go to official website:
http://www.kairalooro.com/competition.html

Download the notice of competition (en | fr | it | es | pt | 中国語 | العربي) :
http://www.kairalooro.com/competition/download/GUIDELINES.rar

Download the information related to this competition here.

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Cite: "Sacred Architecture - Kaira Looro International Architecture" 27 Dec 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/802424/sacred-architecture-kaira-looro-international-architecture/> ISSN 0719-8884

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