The Kaira Looro 2023 Architecture Competition returns with the purpose of finding a primary school model for rural Senegal.
This is an international architecture competition for students and young architects, the objective of which is to grow up careers of new architectural talent, raise awareness in the international community regarding the topics of emergency, and support humanitarian projects.
Participation is open to architects, students, designers, engineers and anyone who wants to propose a solution to the theme. Participants may enter the competition individually or in teams. However, each team must have one individual under 35 years old.
The entries received will be evaluated by a jury made up of prominent architects, including Kengo Kuma, Benedetta Tagliabue, Manuel Aires Mateus, and many more.
In addition, all of the projects will be published on the competition’s website and in its official book, sent to 30 of the competition’s global media partners, and shared with institutional partners.
- 1st Prize: 5.000€ + Construction + Internship at Kengo Kuma
- 2nd Prize: 2.000€ + Internship at EMBT Architects
- 3nd Prize: 1.000€ + Internship at SBGA Blengini Ghirardelli
- 2 Honourable Mentions 100€
- 5 Special Mentions
- 20 Finalists
The aim of the selection process is to select an architectural model of a primary school that can not only raise the level of education for children and secure the right to study, but ensure health and provide the psycho-physical and health conditions necessary to develop each student’s potential as well. Overall, the ideal place will be a facility that can host cross-curricular activities.
The project must be conceived as feasible in a process of a humanitarian intervention and self-construction. This, therefore, means construction should be feasible without qualified personnel and with the direct participation of the local community.