KYM Field Schools for Tropical Savanna Climate of Africa International Architectural Concept Project Competition

The Competition aims to support the development of original, innovative, environmentalist and economical school architecture designs, and the implementation of innovative ideas for the Field Schools planned to be constructed in various countries.

Category Idea Competition / Open to Students
Type International, Idea, Open, Single-Stage
Genre School
Country Turkey
Registration Deadline 26 November 2015 GoogleCal iCal
Submission Deadline 26 November 2015 (via Online)
Eligibility All

Description
As a member of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) and committed to supporting sustainable development,” Kimse Yok Mu” Solidarity and Aid Association shall build within 5 years many Field Schools that will provide basic education, and deliver them to the national education institutions of Africa. The Competition aims to support the development of original, innovative, environmentalist and economical school architecture designs, and the implementation of innovative ideas for the Field Schools planned to be constructed in various countries.
Since the schools aimed to be built need to be sustainable, it is unacceptable to design them independent of the climate. Therefore, one of the common climate zones of Africa is selected. and the competition is planned for the areas where this climate zone is effective. In addition, new competitions are being planned to be held in future for other climate zones of Africa.
As can be followed by the presentations in the competition site; in Africa, particularly in rural areas, either there are not many enough buildings suitable for education or the existing ones are physically pretty inadequate, makeshift buildings. The subject of this competition is to design small but effective, ready-to-use field schools in rural Africa. Although there are many insufficiencies in urban Africa, the type of schools defined in the competition are considered for points where even such limited urban opportunities are not found; therefore, sustainable designs compatible with the climate, respectful to the environment and local traditions, and in compliance with “green design” principles are obligatory. Thus, the main theme of the competition and location is basically determined by the selected climate.
Tropical savanna climate is a type of climate that is dominant in almost all parts of central Africa, except for the equatorial region. All designs are expected to be for a rural area within the borders of this climate region regardless of the country and hemisphere.

Jury
Consultant Jury Members;
- İsmail Cingöz, Head of the Board of KYM İstanbul / Türkiye
- Necdet Muhsin Varlı, Civil Engeneer in KYM, İstanbul / Türkiye
Jury Members; [written in alphabetical order]
- Bünyamin Derman, Architect, M.Sc. İstanbul / Türkiye
- Freek Persyn, Architect, Brussels / Belgium
- Matti Kuittinen, Architect, Helsinki / Finland
- Murat Soygeniş, Architect, Prof. Dr. İstanbul / Türkiye [head of jury]
- Oscar Tenreiro, Architect, Caracas / Venezuela
Substitute Jury Members;
- Francesco Zuddas, Architect, Italy
- Selim Vanlı, Architect, Ankara / Türkiye
- Seza Filiz, Architect, Assist. Prof. Dr., İstanbul / Türkiye

Prize
Architect Category:
- 5 equivalent awards, for each award: 7000 $
- 1 incentive awards, for each award: 3000 $
- 1 jury special award: 3000 $
Architecture Student Category:
- 3 equivalent awards, for each award: 2000 $
- 1 incentive awards, for each award: 1000 $
- 1 jury special award: 1000 $

Entry Fee
None

Entries
Plans, minimum 200-word architectural and technical explanatory report

Timetable
Jury evaluation: 02-03 December 2015
Announcement of winners: 04 December 2015
Award ceremony and project promotion date: 20 January 2016

Organizer
Kimse Yok Mu

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