Competition opportunity for students

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Dear Professor,
I'm the architect Raoul Vecchio, president of Humanitarian organization Balouo Salo and organizer of Kaira Looro Architecture Competition, a non profit contest for students and young architects on humanitarian architectures in developing countries. Through this message I would like to share with you the opportunity of reasearches and professional growth for your students with the current edition of the competition.
The architecture contest theme is the design of a Primary Scholo in rural areas of Africa. The competition aims to launch the careers of new architectural talent, to raise awareness in the international community on the emergencies issue, and to support humanitarian projects. Indeed, the proceeds of the competition will be entirely devolved to Balouo Salo's charity projects and to the construction of the winning project of the competition.
There will be cash prizes and internships at the architectural firms in the jury. The winner will receive € 5,000 + internship at Kengo Kuma & Associates (Japan) + construction in an humanitarian program. The second awarded team will receive € 2,000 and an Internship at EMBT Architects (Spain). The third team will receive € 1,000 and an Internship at SBGA | Blengini Ghirardelli (Italy).
The proposals will be evaluated by an international jury composed of: 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), Mphethi Morojele (MMA Design Studio), Emmanuelle Moureaux (Emmanuelle Moureaux Architecture + Design), Saad El KabbajDriss Kettani e Mohamed Amine Siana and an scientific committee.
We think this competition could be a great opportunity for your students and for winning teams that will receive a great professional opportunities with internship and visibility at international scale. Therefore, We would be very happy and honored if you could share the humanitarian aims of the competition by sharing this opportunity with your stundets if they are interested in. It could be also an opportunity for studing an unconventional design but also deal with a competition opportunity like the one proposed.
The registration will open on 13rd January. In our official website ( you can see more about and you can download the announcement in one of the competition languages: (enfritesptpltrjazhelarhi) Attached you fine the announcement in english.
Also, you can know more about our humanitarian activities on Balouo Salo website.

 If you need further details please let me know, we will be happy to answer you.
Thank you and best wishes for the new year!

arch. Raoul Vecchio
Organizing Committee
Kaira Looro International Architecture Competition
Primary School - 2023's Edition
Non profit competition for humanitarian architecture.


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