The International Union of Architects (UIA) has launched the Great Green Wall single stage student ideas competition open to all students in architecture of the world.

The objective of the competition is to spotlight innovative design ideas for providing simplified affordable housing within the 8000 km long, 16 km wide living region stretching across the Sahel-Savanah desert region from Dakar to Djibouti known as the Great Green Wall (GGW).

This competition was initiated by the UIA’s Region V to engage the global community of architecture students in the effort to harness the benefits of the UN Sustainable Development Goals to architecture in the service of the GGW. In conjunction with the long-term aims of the Initiative, architecture students are encouraged to harness the benefits of the UN Sustainable Development Goals and to respond to the realities of climate change by creating affordable, resilient dwellings and sustainable, rural livability while sustainably rejuvenating the cultural and historical landscape.

This competition, conducted according to the UNESCO Standard Regulations for International Competitions and the UIA best practice recommendations, is approved by the UIA.

1. Gaetan Siew (Mauritius), architect, jury president
2. Daniel Balo (Hungary), architect, UIA recommended juror
3. Helena Sandman (Finland), architect
4. Francisco Rodriguez-Suarez (USA), Professor of Architecture, University of Illinois
5. Zhang Yue (China) Professor of Architecture, Tsinghua University

Alternate Juror:
1. Alba Alsina-Maqueda, (Spain) architect

Key Dates:
Competition Launch: 18 April 2022
Deadline for Registration: 20 August 2022
Submission of Entries: 20-30 September 2022
Announcement of Competition Results: 24 October 2022
Public Exhibition (Egypt CoP27 and online): 7-18 November 2022
Award Ceremony: 17 November 2022

Students in Schools of Architecture and Landscape Architecture

Prizes and certification:
1st prize: 5000 Euros and a certificate
2nd prize: 4000 Euros and a certificate
3rd prize: 3000 Euros and a certificate
4th prize: 2000 Euros and a certificate
5th prize: 1000 Euros and a certificate

Download the information related to this competition here.

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Cite: "GREAT GREEN WALL SINGLE STAGE STUDENT IDEAS COMPETITION" 04 May 2022. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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