IWC Africa

international architecture competition

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iscrizioni entro il 16 gennaio | consegna entro il 2 febbraio 2015

Arquideas lancia un concorso per studenti e giovani architetti, il cui scopo è progettare un centro visitatori e una sistemazione per turisti all'interno del Kruger National Park, la più vasta riserva di caccia del Sud Africa. L'obiettivo principale è raccogliere fondi per la protezione degli animali.

Arquideas is launching the IWC Africa architecture competition. The goal of this competition for architecture students and young architects, entitled International Wildlife Center (IWC) in Africa, is to create a visitor centre and accommodation for tourists and volunteers, in the Kruger National Park, the largest game reserve in South Africa, whose main objective is to collect funds for animal protection.

The IWC will not be a traditional visitor centre that simply transmits information, but rather it will seek to raise and disseminate awareness about the importance of animal protection to its visitors, encouraging them to become the volunteers that are so necessary to protect and prolong the existence of wildlife.

The idea is to create a space that has a strong attraction to a public of all ages, a space visited by tourists who love wildlife, as well as professionals and volunteers who desire to help with the conservation of the fauna of this ecosystem.

In the jury, Nathalie de Vries Director of MVRDV


The area proposed for the location of the IWC, attached in the graphic documentation, is found in the Mpumalanga region, north of the Sabie river in the area surrounding Muntshe Hill, in the southern section of Kruger National Park, entering the park through the Paul Kruger Gate through Skukuza and Sabie roads.

Participants are free to choose another area to place the IWC, as long as it is within Kruger National Park and if the proposal's idea justifies this relocation.


This competition is open to international undergraduate and graduate students and recent graduate of architecture or related degrees, individually or in teams made up of a maximum of four members. Recent graduate means that person graduated within the 2 years before the competition launching, this is, all graduated in 2012 or later.


1st Prize: 3.750 Euros | 2nd Prize: 1.500 Euros | 3rd Prize: 625 Euros
+ publication + 1 year free subscription to WA Wettbewerbe Aktuell magazine + 1 year free subscription to AV Proyectos magazine.

The Arquideas Special Prize will be given, awarded with 500 euros, to the proposal with more votes from Arquideas Community users, among winners.

November 28, 2014 Early registration deadline
November 29, 2014 Regular registration period opens
January 16, 2015 Regular registration period deadline
February 2, 2015 Deadline for submission of proposals

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