Arquine International Architecture Competition 2012

Theme: Shelter for the displaced

Category Idea Competition / Open to Students
Type International, Idea, Open, Single-Stage
Genre Shelter
Country Mexico
RegDeadline 10 February 2012 (See "Entry Fee" below) GoogleCal iCal
17 February 2012 (Must be Received) GoogleCal
Eligibility All

Mexico, is a key country when talking about displacements, not only due to its geographical position, but also for the diverse migration flows that occur in it, as it receives hundreds of people in a daily basis who pass through the country and take it as an exit or as a return path, or even for those who arrive there to stay. Coming from this, we suggest the design of a shelter for Central Americans who come together in the country as a result of their transit towards the U.S.A, and turn to the migrant houses to ask for shelter, food and for different types of help. The purpose of these shelters is to bring shelter, human safety and sometimes medical and psychological attention, as these people, during their crossing must face several actions such as migrant trafficking, slavery, clandestine human trafficking, trafficking of drugs and other substances, amongst others; which are detrimental not only for the migrant in its transit, but also for the national development and public safety.

To be announced in December 2011

1rst Place: MX$100,000 + Arquine’s editorial books package
2nd Place: MX$ 60,000 + Arquine’s editorial books package
3rd Place: MX$ 30,000 + Arquine’s editorial books package

Entry Fee
First stage (from October 17 until December 19, 2011): $1,000 MXN / $90 USD
Second stage (from December 20 2011 until February 10, 2012): $1,400 MXN / $120 USD

Jury’s evaluation: January 20, 2012 to March 10, 2012
The winning project announcement: March 14, 2012
Itinerant exhibition: March 2012 - February, 2013


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