Vision & Concept:

Training young architects on group work (teamwork). Or Individual creativity work, as well as working with different engineering specializations to get accustomed to the real work environment. The competition also requires the diversity of engineering disciplines for each team, which guarantees mature and comprehensive solution outputs, and finally working on a realistic project as the general trend of housing projects or commercial and administrative activities is small in size. The challenge here lies in finding livelihoods or practicing different activities comfortably within a small space.

Details

Competition Scope

The design challenge for this year is to find design solutions for small spaces in the following uses: " Residential - Commercial – Educational – Administrative - Other)

The design should provide solutions for:

  • Exterior design: A group of units with special emphasis on a complete unit, showing the shape of facades, entrances and blocks.
  • Interior design: Distinguished solutions for the interior space according to the nature of use, which take into account the requirements of Covid-19
  • Finishes & Décor components: They include designing decoration, furnishing, colors and lighting to match the available spaces in a way that achieves comfort and flexibility in use, taking into account the concepts of environmental sustainability, green architecture requirements, in addition to Covid-19 challenges and the design reality that the pandemic has imposed..

Age

The competition is available for ages up to 45 years old.

Contest type

Ideas competition – Local.

Registration price

From Egypt

Individuals: 200 EGP.
Teams: 500 EGP for each team,
provided that each team does not exceed 5 members.

Outside Egypt

Individuals: 50 $.
Teams: 200 $ for each team,
provided that each team does not exceed 5 members.


Technical Prerequisites

The submitted project must present design solutions according to the following general standards:


1. The project is required to provide outstanding design solutions for a small space (from 75m to 90m) which enables users to practice activities efficiently and effectively according to the nature of the activity.
2. Activities include providing solutions in the following areas of use. (Housing- Administration- Commerce- Education- Entertainment- Sports- others)
3. The design proposal must provide solution for exterior/outer spaces of the project, landscape works, shape of facades, interior spaces, and details of furnishings.


4. The design must preserve the architectural and urban identity and reflect the civilizational nature of the project's area during the design process, as well as natural lighting, natural ventilation, thermal insulation, environmentally friendly materials and how to conserve water, energy and natural resources.
5. The new design reality and the challenges imposed by the Corona pandemic "COVID-19" to achieve maximum health safety for users.

The following sites are suggested sites for guidance, and the subscriber has the right to choose the appropriate site for him, provided that he adheres to the general conditions

An urban site that represents a model for coastal urbanization of the Mediterranean and Red Seas..

A design visualization for a site in Nubia

A design visualization of one of the activities described for sites in Sinai or Egyptian oases


A design visualization of the urbanization of Egyptian cities such as Cairo or Governorates' capitals

Design visualization according to the nature of the proposed use of an area in Upper Egypt .

A design model for a rural space .

Prize

First Prize

35,000 EGP
"Thirty-five thousand Egyptian pounds".

Second Prize

25,000EGP
"Twenty-five thousand Egyptian pounds".

Third Prize

15,000EGP
" Fifteen thousand Egyptian pounds".

- Presenting the project in the competition book, which will be issued and distributed during the award ceremony.
- Presenting the project on the digital platform of Cairo Construction Hub.
- Accredited certificates from the organizers to all team members.
- Honoring the winning team of the Urban Partners Shield in the ceremony of announcing the results by the jury and the organizers

Encouragement Awards

Seven Encouragement Awards

From the fourth to the tenth


- Presenting the project in the competition book, which will be issued and distributed during the award ceremony.
- Presenting the project on the digital platform of Cairo Construction Hub.
- Accredited certificates from the organizers to all team members.
- Announcing the name of the winner on the honoring platform.

General Awards

All the teams and individuals participating in the competition and whose projects were valued by the jury receive certificates of participation approved by the organizer confirming their valuable participation in the competition.

Jury

Dr.Sahar Attia

Dr.Hend Farouh

Dr.Salah El – Haggar

Arch.Raef Fahmy

Arch.Dalia Sadany

Dr.Ahmed Rashed

Dr.Ali Abu Ghanima

Technical Committee

Arch.Mahmoud Abdrabo

Dr.Tamer Abdel Aziz

Dr.Hosam Moftah

Important Dates

1. The competition will be launched

on January 1, 2021

2. Date of start subscribe for the competition will be

from 1/1/2021 to 30/4/2021

3. Delivery of projects

from 1/5/2021 to 15/5/2021

4. Presenting the projects to the jury to accept and qualify the projects

from 16/5/2021

5. Presenting projects on the digital platform for public voting

form 16/5/2021 to 12/6/2021

6. Presentation the qualified projects at the official competition of Cairo construction hub gallery

from 10/6/2021 to 12/6/2021

7. Announcement of results and prizes ceremony

12/6/2021

Announcing results and awarding prizes ceremony will be on 12/6/2021 at Cairo International Conference Center (CICC) in Nasr City, within the activities of Cairo Construction Hub.

Scientific Organizing partners

FECSFS

HBRC

Egypt GBC

FAM