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Building 4Humanity Design Competition – 2019 Taiwan Prize

The 2nd edition of Building 4Humanity Design Competition (B4H-DC) seeks for entries that address the notion of having architecture as a social and cultural facility.

By seeking design ideas, the competition will contribute towards the social inclusion and integration of Syrian war refugees in the Turkish border city of Reyhanlı. Submissions are welcome from students and recent graduates, as well as experienced professionals.

The competition has two separate categories — one for students and recent graduates and another one for experienced professionals. Three main prizes will be awarded in each competition category. Monetary prizes amount up to a total of $16,000. Award certificates and non-monetary prizes will be awarded as well.

The 1st prize in the Students category amounts to $3,000 and the 1st prize in the Professional category, to $5,000.

The design challenge is described in details on the official website.

To date, nearly 120,000 Syrians have settled in Reyhanlı under temporary protection. In view of the needs for social inclusion and integration, this competition invites students and professionals to propose radical but applicable design ideas for transitional shelters and social and intercultural Service Centre (only for professional teams).

The area of design site is around 25,000 square meters, situated in the south western outskirts of Reyhanlı. The site is adjacent to parkland, agriculture land, a newly built regional hospital and terrace housing. ( latitude: 36°14’40.95″N, longitude: 36°33’36.39″E).

All qualified projects submitted will be showcased in the completion social media. The best 20 projects in each category will be published on the competition website. The awarded projects, including honorary mentions, will be published in selected technical magazines.

Please find further information on the official website.