CASH PRIZE 15.000 € Deadline 5th June 2019

RWANDA CHAPEL

Brief

Human beings cherish questions that are greater than their mind. They keep wishes that are fonder than their heart. Some of the greatest masterpieces of ancient architecture have not been built to meet immanent needs. Temples, pyramids and cathedrals are built as the expression of the faith of a community. They are the symbol of a persistent longing for transcendence. They stand for an innate and insatiable yearning for the divinity.  

Wherever there is a community, there is a sacred space.

Rukomo is a remote village situated in the upland of Rwanda. Rukomo is the inaccessible heart of an inaccessible continent. Here lives a community that has overcome moments of deep and great sorrow. The scars of such history still remind people of the indifference and apathy affecting the “First World”.  

Despite having little, here people smile often. These people live faraway from the hectic lifestyle of large areas of the world. These people look for spaces for their interiority and experience an intense return to spirituality. Rwanda Chapel is for each one of them.

 

Rwanda Chapel is YAC’s competition dedicated to the community of Rukomo. It aims at donating a church to believers and to the local religious community. It will be a place of peace and conciliation where to celebrate or meditate regardless of disagreements and differences. It will be a place where to be united in the longing for eternity.   

One of the most exciting themes for generations of architects has always been the sacred space. With the competition Rwanda Chapel the design of such space will offer an additional opportunity. Through contemporary architecture, architects will have the chance to support one of the poorest areas of the planet.  

Rwanda Chapel is the outcome of international collaboration. It aims at donating a real monument to Rukomo. It will be a symbol of global solidarity and cooperation. It will also be an architectural masterpiece dedicated to one of the most elusive and recurring mysteries of history: the divine.  

 

Yac thanks all the architects who will take part in this challenge.

1st PRIZE
8.000 €

All the awarded proposals will be transmitted to architectural magazines and websites + international exhibitions  

2nd PRIZE
4.000 €

All the awarded proposals will be transmitted to architectural magazines and websites + international exhibitions  

3rd PRIZE
2.000 €

All the awarded proposals will be transmitted to architectural magazines and websites + international exhibitions  

n. 2 GOLD MENTIONS
500 €

All the awarded proposals will be transmitted to architectural magazines and websites + international exhibitions  

10 HONORABLE MENTIONS

All the awarded proposals will be transmitted to architectural magazines and websites + international exhibitions  

30 FINALISTAS

All the awarded proposals will be transmitted to architectural magazines and websites + international exhibitions  

Download

2D DRAWINGS
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RULES
ITA_ENG_FR_ES_PT_RU_ZH
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PHOTOS
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Jury

Eduardo Souto de Moura
SOUTO DE MOURA ARCHITECTS
Peter Eisenman
EISENMAN ARCHITECTS
Jean Paul Uzabakiriho
MASS Design Group
Simon Frommenwiler
HHF ARCHITECTS
Sean Godsell
SEAN GODSELL ARCHITECTS
Tatiana Bilbao
TATIANA BILBAO ARCHITECTS
Sol Madridejos
SANCHO - MADRIDEJOS
Walter Mariotti
EDITORIALE DOMUS
Andrea Boeri
UNIVERSITY OF BOLOGNA

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

FAQ

Which is the exact location of the competition site?

As for the exact location of the competition site, we are sorry to inform you that for security reasons and safeguard of the local religious community, YAC is not allowed to share their exact location. Nevertheless, we would like to point out how, in relation to the object of this competition and the total absence of restrictions on the competition site, and the level of project detail required in the brief, the precise geo-localization of the site is not relevant.

Are technical materials available?

All useful materials to take part in the competition are available in the Download section.

Shall the church be connected to a specific religion?

The church will be connected to a Clarian Monastery in the area of Rukomo; therefore, the church must clearly  reflect the structure of  as a Christian Catholic Church (see “Program” in the Rules  pdf)

Whom is the invoice for the registration payment addressed?

The invoice for the payment of the registration to the competition is automatically addressed to the team leader. In the event the team needs the invoice addressed to a company, we recommend to fill the team leader form with the billing details of the company. We also remind that according to the latest Italian Law for the mandatory electronic invoicing, any update is forbidden after the invoice is issued.

CALENDAR / FEES / DEADLINES

Calendar

4 March 2019
7 April 2019
Early Bird Registration
60 €/ team *
8 April 2019
5 May 2019
Standard Registration
85 €/ team *
6 May 2019
2 June 2019
Late Registration
110 €/ team *
MATERIAL SUBMISSION DEADLINE
5 June 2019
Jury summoning
10 June 2019
Results announcement
10 July 2019
*+22% VAT. Fulfilling an “Early bird”, “Standard” or “Late” registration does not affect submission deadline.

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