Chorus Architecture


Taken as heritage, vestige, or building material of the future. When it comes to using cultural heritage for the construction of the future, the field of possibilities becomes vast and the options plural and diverse.
However, and more than ever, architectural production must show sensitivity and anchor itself locally for a coherent and resolutely resilient global impact…
Whether it is the development of new expertise or the enhancement of the existing in a specific context; this edition of the Archi-Now / Sustainability first steppers competition, on the theme LOCAL 2.0, is aimed at students and young professionals who have developed or highlighted in their end-of-study or end-of-cycle project. A holistic approach that exploits or develops from or in parallel with local heritage (material or immaterial) a solution or a sustainable concept to a situation, a problem in the field of architecture, mobility, or urban planning…
Drawing on or referring to the old is not a new trend, but the current climatic context and the unattractive prospect of its consequences offer us the possibility of revisiting and analyzing the past with more precision and less speculation…
Extreme globalization with standardization of well-being and housing can now be questioned by a multi-scale and multidisciplinary analysis of the environments in which built or space structuring artifacts of our civilization are inserted…
LOCAL 2.0, or how to see or represent in the present the different possible “futures” opens up for the enhancement of research and the promotion of social, technical, technological, and cultural solutions for the resilient habitat of today and tomorrow on earth as elsewhere.
All approaches and or concepts are accepted from low to high tech, “in or out of the box”…


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 à presentation board template.

Second phase: Project Uploading

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

These documents will be supplemented by a structural diagram (hull) 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 elements;

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 or French summary of the thesis

(Maximum 03 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.

NB: For this edition, these projects will be exposed in CIPCA’s Galleries all the month of September and presented during the archi talk international conference; an annual event organized by chorus architecture, there will be selected the people’s choice.

Third phase: Results

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


Gallery opening, Internship, extensive exposures-publications and other.


Official Lunch



11 APRIL, – 31 JULY 2022

Pre Selection

01 AUGUST, – 14 AUGUST 2022

Project deposit

15 AUGUST, – 04 SEPTEMBRE 2022

Jury, Final selection


Announcement of the winners

01 OCTOBER 2022

Exposition of the finalist projects at CIPCA and people choice selection

01 – 31 OCTOBER 2022

Presentation projects during the Archi talk International conference


Exposures-publications-competition magazine

OCTOBER 2022, – MARS 2023


Cedrix TSAMBANG (Architect, Chorus Architecture, CAMEROON)

Christolle Tsambang (Architect & craft woman, Chorus Architecture)

Cyrille Moukoko Ndoumbe (Bio Ethic Architect – professor & researcher in sustainable architectural materials – ArBio & partners )

Danielle Khoury Gregorio (Architect, Research Fellow – Holcim Foundation For sustainable construction),

Fabiola Ecot Ayissi (Philologist & Curator, CIPCA)

Hermann Kamté (Architect; Forbes Africa, HKA)

Hermine Nguetse (Architect & transport expert- Archi-Mobility)

Leandry Jieutsa (Urban planner- AIN)

Leonardo Dias (Architect, Base collaborativa, Brazil)

Manuel Fournier (Architect, international consultant, FRANCE)

Martin Pretorius ( Architect, designer artist – Workshop and machine)

Mipo Edith Flore (Architect, lecturer & Social entrepreneur - FENDA)

Mojtaba Naghizadeh (Architect and researcher, EV Design School, IRAN)

Nabila Pronato (Architect, artist & designer – WOHA Architects)

Kaouthar Jedda (Architect & specialist, BIM Africa)

Samer El Sayary (International Award winning Architect, & assistant professor of architecture – University of Alexandria)


CIPCA (Centre International pour le Patrimoine Culturel et Artistique) is established as an associative art center. It brings together cultural actors, researchers, creators, and people interested in the preservation and enhancement of heritage (visual arts and oral culture). The initiative was born from the desire to contribute to energizing, through artistic activities, the approach to cultural heritage in Africa, whether tangible or intangible, and to share this ambition with as many people as possible. The CIPCA supports contemporary creation and offers reflection on ancient and current art, archives and the promotion of local languages.

The Center welcomes the public and professionals in a space including an art gallery, a documentation space (books and digital archives). It also welcomes artists in creative residency