2021’s Edition – Women’s House in Africa

KAIRA LOORO COMPETITION ; Kaira Looro , Architecture for peace has announced the opening of a new contest for a Women’s House in Senegal, Africa. The competition is opened to students, architects and designers from around the world.
Competition Awards:

1st prize: 5.000€ + Internship at Kengo Kuma and Associates -in Tokyo, Japan+Construction.


2nd prize: 1.000€ + Internship at Miralles Tagliabue EMBT in Madrid, Spain.

3rd prize: 500€ + Internship at SBGA – Blengini Ghirardelli in Milan, Italy.

Awards will be given also to 2 honorable mentions, 5 special mentions, 20 finalists, and 20 Top 50.


The international jury is made up of:

Kengo Kuma (Kengo Kuma and Associates -), Benedetta Tagliabue (Miralles Tagliabue EMBT), Urko Sanchez ( Urko Sánchez Architects), Agostino Ghirardelli (SBGA – Blengini Ghirardelli ), Oulimata Sarr (Regional Director of UN Women Africa – ONU Femmes Afrique ), Lehau Victoria Maloka ( Director of Women Gender and Development Directorate/ WGDD of African Union ), Ndeye Saly Diop DIENG ( Minister of Ministère de la Femme de la Famille du Genre de la Protection des Enfants of Senegal), Azzurra Muzzonigro (Sex & the City Milano ).

The registration will open on 16th January. It’s possible join the competition as an individual participant or team.
The architecture of the Women’s House should symbolic, environmentally friendly, inspired by local traditions, and capable of accommodating training events and laboratories that raise awareness in the rural community regarding human rights and gender equality.
Institutional partners on women’s rights:
Ministère de la Femme de la Famille du Genre de la Protection des Enfants, UN Women Africa – ONU Femmes Afrique, Women Gender and Development Directorate/ WGDD.

Association partners:
Commonwealth Association of Architects (CAA), Elasa, Asele Institute Nimo.

Global media partners:

Casabella, ArchDaily World Architecture Community, The Architect’s diary ARCH+ Tectonica Diariodesign Architime.ru – Архитектурный Инструментарий THE PLAN Journal, Amazing Architecture, AD City, Rhinoceros, Promotedesign.it @www.e-architect.co.uk Architect Africa journal, wa-wettbewerbe aktuell Project Baikal, Competitions.archi The Best New Architects Apsaidal Zingy Homes @arquitectura y construccion Referencia Arquitetura Aarquitectura – redfundamentos Architektura i Biznes ПРОЕКТ БАЙКАЛ Revista “AyC” Arquitectura y Construcción Taiwan Architect Magazine
The event proceeds will be donated to support charity projects of Balouo Salo – Un ponte per la vita and to the construction of the winning project in a village in southern Senegal.

To see more and to join the competition, visit the official website: : www.kairalooro.com