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GHANA: Nka Foundation announces workshop to build a Top Design in 3rd Earth Architecture Competition
Be There! ARTHOUSE BUILDING WORKSHOP. 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.
By: Nka Foundation
The Arthouse Building Workshop is designed, therefore, to bring together participants from around the world in fields such as architecture, landscape architecture, construction, interior design and art to play a role in line with their expertise. Students can participate for internship, thesis, or personal research. Join us to help build Arthouse based on site at Abetenim Arts Village in the Ashanti Region of Ghana.
The Arthouse Building Workshop is a collaboration between Nka Foundation, a nonprofit organization in the United States and the team that designed Arthouse, BO! Arquitectura, an architectural practice based in Montevideo, Uruguay. Specifically, the Arthouse is a 220m² (2400sq feet) cottage for use as an artist-in-residence program, designed to accommodate from 8 to 10 artists at a time. The earth architecture project presents technical novelties, the use of mixed construction techniques as wattle and daub wall construction combined with a structural ceramic roof developed by Uruguayan engineer Eladio Dieste. The workshop also proposes the use of alternative sewage system, ensuring a proper wastewater disposal. This way, we can create high quality architectural and an environmental friendly project, capable of being replicated in the west-African region.
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.
DEADLINE: Volunteers will be accepted until spots are filled. Spots limited to 30 international participants.
WHO CAN PARTICIPATE:
WHERE: Abetenim Arts Village mear Kumasi, in the rural territories of the ancient Ashanti region of Ghana.
COST: Food and accommodation $90/w; project contribution $450 USD (flight costs are not included)
WORKSHOP LEADERS: Santiago Merello, Antonella Sinacore and Claudia Varin who are members of BO! Arquitectura based at Montevideo, Uruguay. If interested in participating in the project, contact us for more informations & inscriptions:
PROJECT ORGANIZER: www.nkafoundation.org / firstname.lastname@example.org
Barthhosa Nkurumeh, Project Director