Kaira Looro Architecture Competition 2021, African Cultural Center Architectural Contest

Kaira Looro 2021 Competition

4 Jan 2021

Kaira Looro 2021 competition (Women’s House in Africa)

Africa Architectural Contest organised by International Nonprofit Organization Balouo Salo

The theme of this year’s contest will be the design of a Women’s House in Senegal, which will be built with the proceeds of the competition. This architecture will make it possible to promote gender equality and reduce discriminations in favor of rural development.

In the official website (www.kairalooro.com) there is all information: jury, calendar, awards, faqs, registration form.

The registration will open on 16th January 2021.

Kaira Looro 2021 Competition Women's House

The entries received will be evaluated (in June) by a jury made up of prominent architects and institutions, among which: Kengo Kuma (Kengo Kuma & Associates), Benedetta Tagliabue (EMBT Miralles Tagliabue), Urko Sanchez ( Urko Sanchez Architects), Agostino Ghirardelli (SBGA), Oulimata Sarr (Regional Director of UN Women West and Central Africa), Lehau Victoria Maloka ( Director of Women Gender and Development Directorate of African Union Commission), Salimata Diop Dieng (Minister of Women, Family, Gender and Child Protection of Senegal), Azzurra Muzzonigro (Sex and the City).

Awards will be given to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places, 2 honourable mentions, 2 special mentions, 20 finalists, and 20 Top 50. The winning project will receive a cash prize (5.000 €) and an internship at  Kengo Kuma & Associates studio in Japan, as well as the construction of the project and its adoption on the part of the Ministry at the national level. The other internships will be awarded to the 2nd place team at the EMBT Miralles Tagliabue studio in Spain and to the 3rd place at the SBGA Blengini Ghiradelli Archtiects in Italy.

Registrations will be open from January to the end of April.

Following all deadlines:

Opening of “early” registrations | 16/01/2021
Closing of “early” registrations | 02/28/2021 (h 11.59 pm GMT)
Opening of “normal” registrations | 1/03/2021
Closing of “normal” registrations | 28/03/2021 (h 11.59 pm GMT)
Opening of “late” registrations | 29/03/2021
Late registration closing | 30/04/2021 (h 11.59 pm GMT)
FAQ response deadline | 8/05/2021
Delivery deadline for documents | 30/05/2021
Evaluation of the jury | 13-20 / 06/2021
Publication of results | 06/27/2020

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Kaira Looro Architecture Competition 2021 information / image received 040121 from Project Earth 2

Previously on e-architect:

20 May 2018

Kaira Looro Architecture Competition Winners

Kaira Looro Design Competition 2018 Winners

Firt Place Team: OMONIOALY346 from Italy
Project design by: Giacomo Spanio, Sergiu Cernea, Paolo Reali, Nicola Puppin.

Kaira Looro Architecture Competition 1st Prize

Kaira Looro Competition

Location: Senegal, West Africa

Architecture Competitions

Architecture Competitions – architectural selection below:

Belgrade Concert Hall Design Competition 2020, Serbia
Belgrade Concert Hall Design Competition
Belgrade Concert Hall Design Competition

The Labyrinth Design Competition by ARCH8
The Labyrinth Competition 2020
The Labyrinth Competition 2020

Urban Adaptation Competition
Urban Adaptation Competition

International Design Competition for Central City Square of Rahovec, Kosovo, Europe
Central City Square of Rahovec Architecture Competition

International Competition of Integrated Urban and Architecture Masterplan for Suwon Dangsu District 2, Suwon, S. Korea
Masterplan for Suwon Dangsu District 2 Competition

Senegal Buildings

Architecture in Senegal – architectural selection below:

University of Bambey Building, Diourbel
Design: IDOM
University of Bambey Building, Diourbel, Senegal
photograph : Francesco Pinton
University of Bambey Building

House in Dakar
Design: SAOTA – Stefan Antoni Olmesdahl Truen Architects and Antoni Associates
Senegal Property
image from architects
Senegal Property

Dakar Railway Station
Project Consultancy: Iglo Architects
Dakar Railway Station in Senegal
image from architects
Dakar Railway Station

Radisson Blu Hotel in Dakar
Design: SAOTA – Stefan Antoni Olmesdahl Truen Architects and Antoni Associates
Hotel in Dakar
photo from architecture office
Senegal Hotel Building

Solar Well, Sambacounda village, Senegal, Africa
Design: Raoul Vecchio Architect
Solar Well Senegal
picture from architects practice
Solar Well in Senegal

African Buildings

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