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Nka Foundation announces building workshops for winners of 3rd Earth Architecture Competition
Nka Foundation announces three prototyping workshops to build the winning design entries in its 3rd Earth Architecture Competition: Designing for the Arts in Ghana.
By: Nka Foundation
August 1 - October 28, 2016
ABODE + ADOBE BUILDING WORKSHOP
(for building the 1st prize winning design by Building in Basics in Bangladesh)
July 13 - October 14, 2016
EARTH ARCHITECTURE WORKSHOP
(For building the 2nd prize winner by LOAD Association in Italy)
June 3 - August 31, 2017
WEFT EARTH CONSTRUCTION WORKSHOP
(For building the 3rd prize winner by Eddie Winn and Samantha McPadden in USA)
WHO CAN PARTICIPATE:
Through the 3rd Earth Architecture Competition, Nka Foundation issued a challenge to emerging architects and designers to use their creativity to come up with innovative designs for modest, affordable housing for the arts that can be built with earth and other local materials in Ghana. The challenge was to design a mud house type of about 2400 sq feet that sleeps 8 to 10 persons to be built on a plot size of 80 x 100 feet. The proposed construction site is Abetenim Arts Village, near Kumasi in the Ashanti Region. The building was to be designed for use by either musicians, theatre artists, potters, sculptors, painters, textile artists, designers, writers, or media arts practitioners. Because the construction of best design entires is a priority, Nka is offering each design team an opportunity to build their design. Nka offers the opportunity on the basis that by immersion in the full circle of designing and building their design, the young design team will not only garner project management skills; at the end, the emerging architects will learn to design what is buildable to make a well-rounded graduate.
And so, we are inviting schools of architecture and design, architecture associations, volunteer-sending organizations, Without Borders organizations, and individuals to join us as network partners and supporters in building the best design entries in rural Ghana. Please, share this call to all in your networks. Each building workshop will run for about 12 weeks. Volunteers can join at any time and participate for a minimum of two weeks. Students can use the workshop opportunity to fulfill their college requirements for internship, thesis, or to volunteer just for learning-by-
It's not all works! Over the weekend, participant can explore the nearby cultural sites such as Bomwire Kente Village, Bobiri Forest Reserve, or the cultural centres in the historic city of Kumasi. And there will be short breaks from the construction project to participate in field trips.
Interested? Then, contact us at email@example.com / www.nkafoundation.org . You can downloadlarge files on the three designs here: https://yadi.sk/
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