Kaira Looro Architecture Competition 2023

The right to education is one of the fundamental and inalienable rights of any person, as well as a principle established in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, yet for more than 600 million children worldwide, this right is not guaranteed due to fragile economic, political and health conditions, the presence of conflicts, natural disasters, stereotypes and socio-cultural prejudices.

In Sub-Saharan Africa, most schools are not able to offer services that can protect the student, make them feel safe, and foster the development of their potential. Without a quality education, children will not be able to acquire the necessary skills to cope with life’s problems and find useful employment to make them independent, and they will not be able to participate in the decisions that affect them, thus putting their future at risk.

The “Kaira Looro” 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. It is possible to participate in the competition individually or in teams, with one requirement: the presence of under 35 years old on the team.

The entries received will be evaluated by a jury made up of prominent architects: Kengo Kuma (Kengo Kuma & Associates), Benedetta Tagliabue (EMBT Miralles Tagliabue), Agostino Ghirardelli (SBGA | Blengini Ghirardelli), Manuel Aires Mateus (Aires Mateus Architects), Raul Pantaleo (TAM Associati), Mphethi Morojele (MMA Design Studio), Emmanuelle Moureaux (Emmanuelle Moureaux Architecture + Design), Saad El Kabbaj, Driss Kettani e Mohamed Amine Siana and an scientific committee made up of Raoul Vecchio (Balouo Salo), Sebastiano D’Urso (University of Catania and other specialist in architecture and humanitarian actions.

1st prize: € 5,000 + Internship at Kengo Kuma Associates + Construction
2nd prize: € 2,000 + Internship at Miralles Tagliabue EMBT
3rd prize: € 1,000 + Internship at SBGA | Blengini Ghirardelli
Honorable mentions - 5 mentions - 20 finalists - 20 Top 50

Calendar & Deadlines
Early registrations : 13rd Jan - 28th Febr 2023
Normal registrations : 1st March - 9th Apr 2023
Late registrations : 10th Apr - 15th May 2023
FAQ answer deadline : 1st June 2023
Submissione Deadline: 11st June 2023
Jury evalution : 2rth June - 01st July 2023
Winners announcements : 10th July 2023

Info and registration: www.kairalooro.com