Starting December 16th Architecture for Humanity hosts a 30 day concept design challenge for a Youth and Women’s Leadership Center for an at-risk community nr. Rio. The Winner gets the commission* and the building will be built by summer 2010.
See http://bit.ly/4EINON for criteria and to submit your concept.
With the Homeless World Cup arriving in Rio de Janiero, Brazil in fall 2010, Architecture for Humanity, Homeless World Cup, and Nike are teaming up with local partners Organização Civil de Ação Social (OCAS), and Bola Pra Frente (BPF) to establish multiple Legacy Centers to implement the Homeless World Cup influence beyond the week-long
Tournament and Leadership Conference. This program will establish a legacy of the Homeless World Cup with two pilot Legacy Centers, a football-based Youth and Women’s Leadership Center in Rio and the Women’s Enterprise Center in Sao Paulo. Defined by the success of the pilot project, Architecture For Humanity and Homeless World Cup intend to expand the influence of the Leadership and Enterprise Centers to a global scale.
*If winning team is outside of Brazil you will be partnered with a local architect who will act as architect of record. Architecture for Humanity will also have an on the ground design fellow for the duration of construction.