African house design competition , organised by Archstorming is devoted especially to build a house for the Jorejick family but also is looking for a housing design to be implemented not only in Tanzania, but also in other African countries where housing is an increasing problem.
This competition is devoted to help the Jorejick family building a new home that will bring them stability and comfort, but they also want to create a housing solution that can be an example for more families in these precarious conditions.
The house will be built on the plot that the family owns. The plot extends to approximately 4.600 m2. It is located in Getamock (Approx. 500 people live in Getamock.), in the Karatu District, north of Tanzania. The closest city (2h driving) is Karatu, with a population of 26.617.
The climate in the Karatu region is strongly marked by two seasons. The so-called rainy season and the dry season. Temperatures remain stable during the year at about 22-25ºC. During the dry season (summer), the temperature rises during the day, but rarely more than 30ºC. However, at night the temperature drops a lot, reaching a minimum of 10º in the rainy season.
The most used building material in the area is adobe (mud). For the walls, they usually build a wooden structure that afterwards is covered with mud mixed with straw. The rains end up eroding the walls and they are constantly rebuilding them.
Other materials can also be found, such as wood, stones or steel. Stones are mainly used for foundations and as a base for the building. Wood is found in the roof structure, while steel is used for the roof panels. Other materials are accepted as long as you make sure they are available in the area and not too expensive.
Electricity supply has recently arrived to Getamock. Unfortunately, it does not reach the family house. Your design should consider they will be having electricity soon.
Water supply doesn’t exist in the zone. They normally take the water from a well in the area, although the well’s water pump is currently not working and they have to fetch water from a schoophole. For this reason it would be really interesting to consider a rainwater collection system. This water should be directed to a water tank where they could manually pump it.
There are a couple of trees on the plot that should be kept since they are the only natural shade the family has.
In this contest they will build a house for the Jorejick family. They will focus on providing them with adequate spaces that they can keep clean, tidy and organized, in order to avoid diseases and bring structure into their lifes. The house building can be composed of one or several modules. The project program will be as follows:bedroom, living room, outdoor kichen, indoor kichen, showers, latrines, porch for corral and crop storage, outdoor space and cattle are. Do not forget cattle need space to transit, so you should leave a lot of free space for it.
The winning project is going to be built, the chosen proposal will be used as the basis of the final project. That is why materials and building techniques will be crucial.
The budget for the house is 20.000€
● 2 x A1 format boards oriented either landscape or portrait saved in JPEG or JPG format.
● description of the project no longer than 400 words saved in PDF format.
A total of 50 proposals will be selected for the final round. Among the 50 finalists, the jury will choose the winner, the second and third place, the 2 special honorable mentions, and the 10 honorable mentions.
Winners will be announced on July 8, 2020.
Registration fees will depend on the registration date and will starts from 60€ + VAT 21% for the period of the Early Registration (February 26 - March 25, 2020).
Any architecture student or professional architect can participate in this house design competition, regardless of their nationality. Likewise, people from other disciplines can also participate, such as engineers, philosophers, sociologists, photographers, etc. It is not necessary to have an architect on the team, although it is recommended. Teams may be formed by a maximum of 4 members and a minimum of 1.
The following prizes will be awarded:
● 1st prize winner - 6.000 € + project construction
● 2nd prize winner - 2.000 €
● 3rd prize winner - 1.000 €
● SPECIAL HONORABLE MENTION - 500 €
● 10 HONORABLE MENTIONS
The winning project is going to be built, the chosen proposal will be used as the basis of the final project.
In addition, the winning projects or finalists will be published in magazines, blogs or architecture web pages, social networks or the Archstorming website.