Kaira Looro International Architecture Competition recently announced a new contest for a Peace Pavilion in Senegal, open to architects, designers and students from around the world.
Registration for the contest will open on 18th January 2019 in Early Registration phase. Participants are permitted to register either as individuals or teams. There will be cash prizes to 1st place, 2nd place, 3rd place, mentions and finalists. The winning team will be have the opportunity to do an internship at the Kengo Kuma Office in Tokyo.
“Peace is a dream, it can become a reality… but to build it we must be capable of dreaming.”
Inter-cultural hostility and the exploitation of resources on the African continent have triggered a succession of armed conflicts resulting in millions of innocent lives lost and refugees seeking hope in a better life elsewhere. Communities annihilated. Villages and cities torn to the ground. Nations in chaos. Remembering the victims through the universal value of peace can help to lay the foundation for the creation of an inclusive and cohesive society. Contemplation, memory, and compassion are the values that commemorative architecture must convey in order to build a better world.
The Jury is composed of internationally acclaimed architects including:
Kengo Kuma & Associates – Tokyo
Diana Lopez Caramazana
Un-Habitat – Nairobi
University of Tokyo – Tokyo
Jean Paul Sebuhayi Uwase
Mass Design – Kigali
Blengini Ghirardelli Associati – Milan
Urko Sanchez Architects – Nairobi
Mass Design – Kigali
1st prize 4.000€ – Construction – Internship at Kengo Kuma & Associates in Tokyo
2nd prize 1.000€ – Publication on the book and magazines – Certificate
3rd prize 500€ – Publication on the book and magazines – Certificate
1 Honorable Mentions elected by Kengo Kuma 150€ – Publication on the book and magazines – Certificate
1 Honorable Mention elected by Balouo Salo 150€ – Publication on the book and magazines – Certificate
5 Special Mentions Publication on the book and magazines – Certificate
20 Finalists Publication on the book and magazines – Certificat 2019
Early registration From 18th January to 11th February 2019
Normal registration From 12nd February to 10th March 2019
Late registration From 05th March to 31st April, 2019
Submission deadline 18th April 2019
Winners announced 4th May 2019
All awarded teams will be presented with an official certificate from the competition.
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. The projects may also be published in national and international architecture magazines.