Open Call: WYCF Space: Design and Build Competition


Location: Freetown, Sierra Leone, Africa
Categories: Public Buildings, Public Space, Public Infrastructure, Strategy
Registration deadline: August 15, 2021, at 11:59 PM
Submission deadline: August 16, 2021, at 11:59 PM
Language: English
Organizers: A + C Designs

Summary: A+C Designs are launching a Design and Build Competition open to all! We have partnered up with We Yone Child Foundation, a Sierra Leone based charity, which aims to improve the lives of vulnerable children and their families through quality education and life empowering opportunities.

​WYCF is developing a number of small scale infrastructure projects, with the help of public funding to enhance the lives of underprivileged communities in Freetown, Sierra Leone. These include schools, hospital facilities and accommodation.

Description: In this competition, we are inviting you to partake in Designing a hub for volunteers and teachers that are a part of the WYCF team.

This is a great opportunity for a young Architect to design with real-life constraints and considerations of construction types, Budget and client requirements, not to mention the valuable experience of developing the Project to be built in Sierra Leone.

We encourage designs that are sustainable, practical and easily conceivable and which do not require prior technical skills in construction. The successful entry will be looked at in the view of buildability, cost-effective and an overall enjoyable space.

The winning entry/ team will get the chance to develop their designs with the Arts and Creatives team to a level of detail for construction in 2022.

The new development will be an essential part of the volunteer programme which is an important part of the charity’s effort. The new WYCF Hub will be able to provide low-cost accommodation, an office space for the daily functions of the charity leaders and rental space for income.​

All year around, volunteers from around the world visit the charity to take part in the programme. Their roles can range from teaching a class to working one-on-one with students with particular needs, to developing proposals, designing a community project or assisting with overall organisation administration – just to name a few examples.

WYCF has hosted several students from different nationalities looking for an international placement to fulfill their university requirements.

Download the information related to this competition here.


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