Una nuova scuola per il Ghana

iscrizione entro il 25 aprile | consegna entro il 31 maggio 2016

L'organizzazione non profit Nka Foundation annuncia la quarta competizione del ciclo Earth Architecture, un concorso internazionale per laureati e studenti di architettura il cui tema è la progettazione di una nuova scuola per ragazzi dai 12 ai 18 anni in Ghana.

Nka Foundation announces a call for entries for its 4th Earth Architecture Competition: Designing a School for Ghana, an international architecture competition open to graduates and advanced students of architecture, design and others from around the world who think earth architecture can be beautiful. 

What is the challenge?
The challenge is to design a unit of a school for students of ages 12 to 18 years that can be built with earth and other local materials in rural Ghana. Total costs of constructing the design entry must not exceed $8,000 (USD) for materials; local labor excluded from this price point. Jurors will award prizes for 1st: $1,500; 2nd: $1,000; and 3rd: $500. Honorable mentions may be awarded at the discretion of the jury but will receive no cash prize.

Where is the construction site?
The construction site will be Abetenim Village, near Kumasi in the Ashanti Region of Ghana.

How to register and submit an entry
Registration deadline is April 25, 2016 and submission of entries is until May 31, 2016. Here is the design brief: yadi.sk.

To participate, register at www.eventbrite.com and submit your design entry via mudhousedesign@mail.com. For additional information, see the competition discussion board: nkaprojects.boards.net or contact info@nkafoundation.org / www.nkafoundation.org,

Nka Foundation has a focus on human capital development through use of the arts, broadly defined to include visual arts, literary arts, performing arts, design, new media/film production, arts history, arts criticism, arts education, arts administration and curatorship, and emerging others.

Nka Foundation was in development in 2005 to bring together individuals and groups to engage in local-global humanitarian activities through use of the arts. In 2009, it was incorporated as a non-profit seeking company under the laws of the Republic of Ghana to carry on the work of bringing together motivated creative individuals in arts and technology, arts groups and supportive others to create cross-cultural synergy for community arts practice and infrastructure to support their continued professional growth and enhance the social, cultural and economic vitality of, especially rural communities in the Anglophone, Lusophone and Francophone African settings.

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