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African School Project: Education for the future

  • 13:30 - 6 December, 2018
African School Project: Education for the future
African School Project: Education for the future


Many developing countries are seeking universal education, gender equality, and women's empowerment. Educating children helps reduce poverty and will give the next generation the tools to achieve upward mobility and conquer disease. Education also offers children a safe environment, with support, supervision, and socialization. Here they learn life skills that can help them prevent diseases, including HIV/AIDS and malaria prevention. Children may receive life-saving vaccines, fresh water, and nutrient supplementation at school.


Archstorming is calling for proposals to design a secondary school in Benga (Malawi). The winning proposal will be built.

Benga is located in the Nkhotakota District, situated 10 kilometers east of Lake Malawi and 30 kilometers west of the Ntchisi Forest Reserve. It is 60 kilometers south of Nkhotakota Township and 50 kilometers north of Salima Township. Benga is located halfway between these towns, on a tar road.


The aim of this project is to provide better education to young citizens of the country by giving them the opportunity to access a decent secondary school infrastructure.

The school must be designed to accommodate four academic years. At first, only one classroom per academic year will be constructed, but participants will have to take into account that the school could be extended in the future to three classrooms per academic year, which means twelve classrooms could be built at some point.

In the proposals, participants have to adapt to using local materials, easy constructive systems, and energetic technologies in order to make proposals as realistic and efficient as possible.

To achieve these goals, these are the proposed programs: four classrooms, a teacher's office, a computer room, library, laboratory/ research area, an animal area, a multipurpose space, a dry latrine, a director and secretary office, a meeting room, storage room, students dormitories, and twelve basic houses for the teachers.


  • November 21, 2018: Registration Opens
  • March 20, 2019: Registration Closes
  • March 20, 2019: Submission Deadline
  • March 20 - April 3, 2019: Jury Decision
  • April 3, 2019: Winners Announced

Prizes up to 20.000€ + Construction Fees

Get more information on our web page. Download the information related to this competition here.

  • Title

    African School Project: Education for the future
  • Type

    Competition Announcement (Built Projects & Masterplans)
  • Website

  • Organizers

  • Registration Deadline

    20/03/2019 23:59
  • Submission Deadline

    20/03/2019 23:59
  • Venue

    Benga, Malawi
  • Price


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Cite: "African School Project: Education for the future" 06 Dec 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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