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After the first edition in 2020, chorus architecture organizes the third edition of the international competition archi now: sustainability first steppers contest on the theme : contextual 2.0 : building sustainability with knowledge

ARCHI-NOW competition is for the “ best “ thesis in architecture “ personal graduation work “ on themes and issues resilience and innovation in the built environment “ economics, cultural, environmental and energy sustainability ”. All eco-approaches and innovative design, contextual or projected solutions are awaited. The competition  focuses on the evaluation of the personal end-of-study project, possibly accompanied by his studies or research dissertation, depending on the option chosen by the student. This award is by nature individual. However, teams can present a collective project if this is the working format chosen by their establishment.

In the evolving context of schools and architectural education, the wish is to distinguish the excellence of skills that nourish, from concept to project architectural and urban thought, to reward originality, creativity or innovation and above all to encourage research and protection of the environment.

Achieving sustainability is a process. It requires the understanding of the ever-changing contexts. In the build environment, knowledge, is perceived as having the potential to enhance understanding and interpretation.

How and why do you:

  • Generate knowledge?
  • Design or Create knowledge?
  • Master, make use of Knowledge?

Understanding, analysis and mastery of a degree of both quantitative and qualitative information in connection with the context of intervention or of applicability.

Interpretation, production of know-how or know-why with the objectives of achieving transformation, longevity, flexibility, adaptability, assembly, disassembly, reuse and recovery, in consideration of present or future climate risks.

Beyond any stylistic (aesthetic) or programmatic,

  • Whether the method is analytical or numerical,
  • The system passive or active,
  • The approach organic or AI based,
  • The focus in the use of nature or smart tools,
  • Intelligence will have to be the engine of the architectural and/or urban Response.

Contextual 2.0 toward post carbon or low carbon, referring directly to the ability to add on, to extend, and to stretch the limit of green -circular economy based design responses and or cultural trends with the aim generate new idea or activate positive reinterpretation on earth as elsewhere….!

  • Open for entries : 24 April 2023
  • Close of the competition : 30 august 2023
  • Jury evaluation : september 2023
  • Results announcement :  october 2023
  • Launching of the magazine : febuary 2024
  • Participation in the competition is entirely free
  • All applications must be in english only
  • All informations must be provided in english only
  • Applications are individual or as a team depending on the school
  • Candidates must have completed their architectural studies
  • The competition is intended for architects graduating from all Architecture Schools all around the world

The procedure is in two phases:

First phase: Registration

Each candidate will fill out a file on our website including the following documents.

Project identification sheet specifying:

His name and all related information needed,

  • The title of the project and the field of study (development, requalification, equipment, housing, etc.)
  • A brief description of the project
  • Five images presenting the project. With no name or any elements of identification.

A jury will select the best for the second phase.

The selected candidates will receive an identification code and a presentation board template.

Second phase: Project Uploading

The selected candidates will send their work by email in the form of graphic sheets with synthetic images, photographs, or the production of models.

These documents will be supplemented by a structural diagram (shell) and by the principles adopted in terms of energy and the environment. All of these elements will be part of the presentation file which will consist of the following;

NB:  The board’s presentation is the responsibility of the candidate according to what he wishes to present to the jury, the elements requested are optional, at your discretion.

  • An English summary of the thesis

(Maximum 01 single-sided pages size A4) highlighting the sustainability assets of your project,

  • Graphic pieces to be presented on 2 panels, A1 portrait format,

Including the name of the project, the identification code that has been given, a brief summary of the context and justification of the project, brief summary of the analysis and concept, plans, sections, facades, perspectives or synthetic images, these which can be completed by a model. Please make sure to highlight the sustainability assets of your project.

Third phase: Results

The projects will be analyzed by the jury, which will decide on the winners.

TOKIE LAOTAN-BROWN, PHD

HERITAGE ARCHITECT|DEVELOPER|CULTURAL ECONOMIST|CFO

AUTHOR|MERGING ECOLOGIES STUDIO

DR. SAMER EL SAYARY

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR AND AWARD-WINNING ARCHITECT

SAMER EL SAYARY

DR. ONS NAJJAR MANSOUR

DR. ARCHITECTURE|ASSISTANT PROFESSOR AT ISTEUB|AMA GROUP

BIM AFRICA

NICKSON OTIENO

ARCHITECT|SUSTAINABILITY EXPERT|CEO AT NIKO GREEN

EISENHOWER FELLOW

NASIM MAJIDIZANJANI, PHD

PH.D. IN ARCHITECTURE|UNIVERSITY LECTURER

ISABELLA HILLMAN

PROFESSOR AND GRAPHIC DESIGNER|RSVP ARCHITECTS

UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS URBANA-CHAMPAIGN

DR. GEORGIOS KAPOGIANNIS

ACADEMIC|CONSULTANT|THOUGHT LEADER IN DIGITAL ENGINEERING AND PROJECT MANAGEMENT|LEADERSHIP

LIVERPOOL JOHN MOORES UNIVERSITY

FOUDA FOUDA ELYSEE MARTIN

ARCHITECT|SENIOR MANAGING DIRECTOR AT ART AND DESIGN STUDIO PHD FELLOW|COMMITTEE MEMBER

COMMONWEALTH YOUTH FOR SUSTAINABLE URBANISATION

EDOUARD DIN, PHD

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR|TUSKEGEE UNIVERSITY USA

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR|DIGITALITE,INC./CAMEROON

CHRISTOLLE TSAMBANG

ARCHITECT|SPECIALISED IN ECOLOGICAL ARCHITECTURE 

PROJECT AND PROGRAM DIRECTOR AT CHORUS ARCHITECTURE

CÉDRIX TSAMBANG

ARCHITECT|SUSTAINABLE INNOVATIONS & GREEN TECHNOLOGIES

CONSULTANT|CEO CHORUS ARCHITECTURE |SOCIAL ENTREPRENEUR

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