Peace Pavillon

Peace Pavillon

Summary

The theme of this contest is a Peace Pavillon in Senegal (Africa), in memory of the victims of wars in Africa.
The initiative has two objectives: the development of research in architecture on issues of social emergencies and sustainable architecture, and contributing to a humanitarian emergency in Senegal that the Non Profit organization Balouo Salo wants to solve, so all entries will be entirely devolved to charity to the humanitarian projects to improve living conditions.
The competition is open to architects, designers and students from around the world; so the competition notice is translated in 8 languages.

Project

The “Peace Pavilion” project in the city of Sedhiou aims to be a reference point for raising awareness among local and international communities, a space in which to promote and foster peace, a structure that is contemplative and multifunctional, capable of providing the region with an identity through the values of memory and solidarity.
The challenge is to design an architecture that commemorates the countless lives lost in Africaʼs wars and that gives material shape to the significance of peace, with respect for the environment and for local traditions. Contestants will have to convey this theme through a unique and striking design that also integrates itself within the context, creating a structure that is destined to become a symbol of memory for the entire continent, capable of bringing humility and awareness to the landscape, both culturally and thematically. […]

Objective

The objective of this contest is to create a symbolic structure commemorating the victims of the African wars, one that can spread awareness among local and international communities, creating a commemorative and educational space, with respect for the environment and for local traditions. The architecture must be capable of promoting the culture of peace. […]

Jury

Kengo Kuma
Kengo Kuma & Associates Tokyo, Paris, Bejing

Agostino Ghirardelli SBGA
Milano

Diana Lopez Caramazana
UN Habitat
Nairobi

Urko Sanchez
Urko Sanchez Archtiects Nairobi, Madrid

Jean Paul Sebuhayi Uwase
Mass Group Design
Kingali

Noella Nibakuze
Mass Group Design
Kingali

Toshiki Hirano
University of Tokyo Tokyo

Sebastiano DʼUrso
(Scientic Committee)
University of Catania
Catania

Moussa Souane
(Scientic Committee)
CCAI
Sedhiou

Raoul Vecchio
(Scientic Committee)
Balouo Salo Catania,
Sedhiou

Prizes

1st PRIZE
€4,000 for reimbursement of costs
Internship at the Kengo Kuma & Associates studio in Tokyo
Construction of design
Publication in the competitionʼs official book, in magazines, and in exhibitions Certificate

2nd PRIZE
€1,000 for reimbursement of costs
Publication in the competitionʼs official book, in magazines, and in exhibitions Certificate

3rd PRIZE
€500 for reimbursement of costs
Publication in the competitionʼs official book, in magazines, and in exhibitions Certificate