Young Architects Competitions: Ghana Innovation Farm

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Young Architects Competitions: Ghana Innovation Farm

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Young Architects Competitions: Ghana Innovation Farm: Innovation Farm, an international competition recently launced by YAC (Young Architects Competitions) in cooperation with Manni Group, invites architects to design a technological and cultural hub in Ghana that will address the global challenges of food supply chains.

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YAC (Young Architects Competitions), in cooperation with Manni Group recently has launched the Ghana Innovation Farm, an international competition which invites architects to design a technological and cultural hub in Ghana that will address the global challenges of food supply chains.

YAC aims to promote contemporary projects that embody a temporal and personal approach to architectural space. Idea is the keyword, Architecture is the answer and project is the medium through which intuition transforms into concrete reality.

Some paradoxes are particularly painful.

There is much talk of space race, rapid and relentless consumption of resources. Many people have too much, far beyond what is necessary. Yet, in numerous places of the world, people are still suffering from hunger.

There are no simple solutions to the gaps that have always affected human society. Still, what is certain is that often poverty is not caused by insufficient natural resources.

One third of the population of the Global South practices agriculture in contexts that are highly suited to such activity. Yet, despite a favorable climate and right soil conditions, it is precisely these peoples that obtain less value from the agri-food supply chain. This is because often the main causes of vulnerability are not natural but infrastructural.

In order to guarantee sufficient nutriment, both production aspects and the possibility to preserve food or food resources play a crucial role.
The cold chain is one of the core issues of the global nutrition challenge. InspiraFarms is well aware of that. For more than 10 years, it has been at the forefront in promoting technological development and dissemination together with the construction of facilities able to stabilize and preserve food produced in emerging countries.

Consistently with the United Nations goals, in one of the emerging African agricultural scenarios, InspiraFarms is about to build a technological and cultural hub to address the global challenges of food supply chains. It will generate a greater availability of products and job opportunities in a place where more than 25% of the local population live below the poverty line.

In this hub, a system of infrastructures and a training center will share with the local population knowledge and technologies to meet their needs. This will be achieved by developing strategies to make their activities more competitive and seeking new ways to create jobs and opportunities especially for young women and segments of the population facing higher risks.

This is the goal of Ghana Innovation Farm It is the third edition of the Manni Group Design Award, which is InspiraFarms’ ally for the creation of a beacon of culture and innovation. It shall become a reference for the local community providing resources, knowledge, and solutions able to meet the most basic of human rights: access to food.

You are invited to design a place that can be starting point for the local community. Here, the locals will live a new sart with a renewed awarness of their resources and skills counting on instruments to guarantee food, wellbeing and sustennance for younger generations.

The Ghana Innovation Farm will be palce of hope, an icon of rebirth against the paradox of the world that is increasingly aggravating its gaps. Therefor, Ghana Innovation Farm shell be a wellcoming and comprehensible home for the local population.

NOTE! Registration deadline is 16 January 2022, but you can submit your project until 19 January 2022.

The winners will be announced on 28 February 2022.

Who may enter?

Participants can be students, graduates, freelance architects. It is not mandatory to be experts of architectural disciplines or members of architectural associations. Joining the competition is possible either individually or with a team.


A total of 20,000 Euro will be awarded in cash prizes. The first prize winner will receive 10,000 Euro, the second prize will receive 4,000 Euro and the third prize will receive 2,000 Euro.

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