Copa Arquitectura


The Winner
Community Center for Youth and Sports | Brazil

Second Place
Mor + ecomunidad | Chile

Third Place
Centro Deportivo FOS | Venezuela

Fourth Place
Moreno FC | Bolivia

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Football is one of the best vehicles for social change (not to mention it’s fun to play). As fans of social change AND fun, Architecture for Humanity, Nike, and Fu.De (Football for Development) have teamed up to host a design competition for a prototype football, education, and health center for Liga FOS -- a project that promotes social development through sport in vulnerable Buenos Aires suburbs.

Category Project Competition / Competition Result
Type International, Project, Open, Two-Stage, Anonymous
Genre Sports
Country Buenos Aires, Argentina
RegDeadline 21 March 2011 GoogleCal iCal
21 March 2011 (via Online)
Eligibility Licensed architects or designers. At least one member of your team must speak Spanish fluently. And, though we’re not picking favorites, at least one member from your team must reside in one of the Copa America 2011 countries. They are: Argentina; Bolivia

The site is located in a low-income neighborhood in Moreno, 36km west of Buenos Aires city, Argentina. According to the 2001 Census, in Moreno 69.9% of the population is poor, and 29.8% live in extreme poverty.

The site is accessible by public transportation (buses), with a stop only a few blocks away. The streets are paved (a must during the rainy season). There is a kindergarten adjacent to the site, and primary school nearby. Both have no sports facilities. The center will be used for other institutions and for the entire community.

The site


Besides fame + glory, the overall winner will be given $2,000 USD. An additional $2,000 USD may be awarded as a design stipend towards design development and project oversight – while working with the community and project partners. If the winning team is not locally licensed then a partnership will be formed.

The runner up will be given $1,000 USD.

Entry Fee
$20 USD

There is no restriction on the style or content of boards.

Text can be submitted in English or Spanish. If you want bonus points, include both.

Finalists Announced: April 01, 2011
Runner Up + Winner Announced: April 15, 2011

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