Emergencies strike suddenly and without warning. They level cities to the ground and tear down buildings as though they were made of sand. In almost no time at all everything is destroyed and all that remains is the realisation that you have to get up and start all over again from scratch.
In recent years the occurrence of deluges and flooding have increased dramatically. Analogously, conflicts and financial crises persist and lead to the development of serious humanitarian emergencies which put the lives of millions of people at risk. Resolving an emergency of any kind means re-establishing peace and security. The crisis must be dealt with in a timely and coordinated manner that includes reception, sensibility, and awareness. What we are looking for, therefore, is the design of a structure that will house an EOC (Emergency Operations Center) and that can help to facilitate the humanitarian operations of international organisations, allowing them to act with the utmost efficiency. The EOC structure is intended to be a model which supports the countless humanitarian initiatives that international organisations implement in an effort to create a better world.
Architects, students, designers from all the world in individual participation or with a team having at least 1 members under 35.
The internationally jury is composed by K. Kuma (Kengo Kuma & Associates), A. Ghirardelli (SBGA), L. Nunes (Architecture Sans Frontières International), M. Morojele (MMA Design Studio), W. Baricchi (CNAPPC), P. N. Tumubweinee (University of Cape Town), M. Jectey-Nyarko (Kwame Nkrumah University).
The scientific committee is composed by S. D'Urso (Università di Catania), R. Vecchio (Balouo Salo) and Moussa Souane (CCAI Sedhiou)
1st Place: € 5,000 + Internship at Kengo Kuma Associates, Tokyo, Japan
2nd Place: € 1,500 + Internship at SBGA, Milan, Italy
3rd Place: € 1,000 + Internship at Mopheti Morojele, Johannesburg, South Africa
Honorable mentions - 5 mentions - 20 finalists
All awarded projects will be published in the competition’s official book and on its website, transmitted to architectural websites and other architectural contexts, and displayed at architectural events
TitleEmergency Operations Center
TypeCompetition Announcement (Student Competitions)
Registration DeadlineMarch 31, 2020 12:37 PM
Submission DeadlineApril 27, 2020 12:37 PM