EARLY REGISTRATION 
19th February 2021 - 15th May 2021                                                      
STANDARD REGISTRATION
16th MAY 2021 - 15th AUGUST 2021                     
In collaboration with
We Yone Child Foundation
 

INTRODUCTION

A+C Designs are launching a Design and Build Competition for Architecture Students, Professionals and Designers!

We have partnered up with We Yone Child Foundation, a Sierra Leone based charity, which aims to improve the lives of vulnerable children and their families through quality education and life empowering opportunities.

WYCF is developing a number of small scale infrastructure projects, with the help of public funding to enhance the lives of underprivileged communities in Freetown, Sierra Leone. These include schools, hospital facilities and accommodation.

In this competition, we are inviting young Architects and designers to partake in Designing a hub for volunteers and teachers that are a part of the WYCF team.

 

This is a great opportunity for a young Architect to design with real-life constraints and considerations of construction types, Budget and client requirements, not to mention the valuable experience of developing the Project to be built in Sierra Leone.

We encourage designs that are sustainable, practical and easily conceivable and which do not require prior technical skills in construction. The successful entry will be looked at in the view of buildability, cost-effective and an overall enjoyable space.

The winning entry/ team will get the chance to develop their designs with the Arts and Creatives team to a level of detail for construction in 2022.

The new development will be an essential part of the volunteer programme which is an important part of the charity’s effort. The new WYCF Hub will be able to provide low-cost accommodation, an office space for the daily functions of the charity leaders and rental space for income.

All year around, volunteers from around the world visit the charity to take part in the programme. Their roles can range from teaching a class to working one-on-one with students with particular needs, to developing proposals, designing a community project or assisting with overall organisation administration – just to name a few examples.

WYCF has hosted several students from different nationalities looking for an international placement to fulfil their university requirements.

 

WYCF

We Yone Child Foundation

We Yone Child Foundation (WYCF) was founded in 2009 by Santigie Bayo Dumbuya.

 

WYCF’s strategic priorities up to 2025 are:

  1. High-quality primary schools

  2. Access to secondary school

  3. Equal opportunities for girls and women

  4. Healthy families in healthy communities

  5. Female empowerment and self-reliance

To find out more, visit the WYCF website!

THE BRIEF

( find the written brief below )

 

DOWNLOAD BRIEF

Download full competition brief for more information!

This competition is open to students, professionals or anyone interested in participating. No professional qualification is required.

The competition winners will work in collaboration with the Architects of Arts and Creatives Designs LTD to develop and complete the chosen design.

Teams must be no more than 4 people and individuals (1) may enter too.


Participants must be proficient in English and all entries must be submitted in English.

AWARDS

1st Place

£ Monetary Prize*

+

Construction

2nd Place

£ Monetary Prize*


All 3 3D Model Packs (Archi Hacks)
Isometric Diagrams Masterclass (Upstairs)
Post Digital Collage Course + Classical Human Cutouts (Show it Better)
1-1 Clarity and Confidence  program + 1 year of ARCHLOGGERS Membership (ARCHLOGBOOK)
Unlimited access to :scale’s Notion templates for each team member (:scale)

+

Publication + Certification

3rd Place

£ Monetary Prize*

A Mega Upstairs Pack (Upstairs)

Post Digital Collage Course  (Show it Better)

Free 6 months of ARCHLOGGERS Membership (ARCHLOGBOOK)

'Ultimate Archi Student Hub' template (:scale)

+

Publication + Certification

Shortlisted Entries

Publication + Certification

* please note, all monetary prizes will be announced later

 
 

ENTRY PRICES

Early Entry

Ends 15th May 2021

Professionals / Non-students : £40

Students : £20

Standard Entry

Ends 15th August 2021

Professionals / Non-students : £50

Students : £30

OUR SPONSORS

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:SCALE

 Collaborative Architecture Platform
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ARCHLOGGERS x ARCHLOGBOOK

Clarity & Confidence for Architectural Designers 
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ARCHI HACKS

Collaborative Resource for Architects and Designers
youtube.com/ArchiHacks
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SCHEDULE

EARLY REGISTRATION
19th February 2021 - 15th May 2021
STANDARD REGISTRATION
16th May 2021 - 15th August 2021
SUBMISSION DEADLINE
16th August 2021
SHORTLIST ANNOUNCED
1ST October 2021
WINNERS ANNOUNCED
22ND October 2021
CONSTRUCTION
2022
 

JUDGES

*To Be Announced*

 

REGISTRATION

Within 24 hours after registration and payment, the Arts & Creatives team will send a confirmation email that will include working material such as pictures, DWG file etc. and your registration number. 

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