CASH PRIZE 20.000 € Deadline 19th January 2022

GHANA INNOVATION FARM

Brief

Some paradoxes are particularly painful. 

 

There is much talk of space race, rapid and relentless consumption of resources. Many people have too much, far beyond what is necessary. Yet, in numerous places of the world, people are still suffering from hunger.    

 

There are no simple solutions to the gaps that have always affected human society. Still, what is certain is that often poverty is not caused by insufficient natural resources. 

 

One third of the population of the Global South practices agriculture in contexts that are highly suited to such activity. Yet, despite a favorable climate and right soil conditions, it is precisely these peoples that obtain less value from the agri-food supply chain. This is because often the main causes of vulnerability are not natural but infrastructural. 

In order to guarantee sufficient nutriment, both production aspects and the possibility to preserve food or food resources play a crucial role. 

 

The cold chain is one of the core issues of the global nutrition challenge. InspiraFarms is well aware of that. For more than 10 years, it has been at the forefront in promoting technological development and dissemination together with the construction of facilities able to stabilize and preserve food produced in emerging countries. 

 

Consistently with the United Nations goals, in one of the emerging African agricultural scenarios, InspiraFarms is about to build a technological and cultural hub to address the global challenges of food supply chains. It will generate a greater availability of products and job opportunities in a place where more than 25% of the local population live below the poverty line.   

 

In this hub, a system of infrastructures and a training center will share with the local population knowledge and technologies to meet their needs. This will be achieved by developing strategies to make their activities more competitive and seeking new ways to create jobs and opportunities especially for young women and segments of the population facing higher risks. 

 

This is the goal of Ghana Innovation Farm It is the third edition of the Manni Group  Design Award, which is InspiraFarms’ ally for the creation of a beacon of culture and innovation. It shall become a reference for the local community providing resources, knowledge, and solutions able to meet the most basic of human rights: access to food.  

 

 

Manni Group  and YAC thank all the architects who will take part in this challenge. 

1st PRIZE
10.000 €

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  

GOLD MENTION BASF
1.000 €

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

GOLD MENTION Manni Sipre - Manni Green Tech - “The power of steel”
1.000 €

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

GOLD MENTION Isopan “Flat Roof Solutions”
1.000 €

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

GOLD MENTION Isopan “Ventilated Facade”
1.000 €

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

n. 10 HONORABLE MENTIONS

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

30 FINALIST MENTIONS

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

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Jury

Eduardo Souto de Moura
SOUTO DE MOURA ARCHITECTS
Andreas Fries
HERZOG & DE MEURON
Diana Lopez Caramazana
UNDP United Nations Development Program
Giancarlo Mazzanti
EL EQUIPO MAZZANTI
Raul Pantaleo
TAMassociati
Giuseppe Grant
Orizzontale Architettura
Enrico Frizzera
MANNI GROUP
Matthew Ott
GLOBAL COLD CHAIN ALLIANCE
Lorenzo Bottinelli
BASF
Michele Bruni
INSPIRAFARMS
Manuel C. Kabana
IFRIA

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

FAQ

Are there any plans related to buildings A, B and C?

All the materials are available in  the “download section” on our website. In the dwg file you can find the plans of the buildings A, B and C. How to locate these buildings inside the intervention area is under the total discretion of designers.

Is it possible to propose an intervention which also takes into consideration the interior spaces of the buildings A, B and C?

Since these buildings have been already designed, you do not have to design the interior spaces. Architects shall choose the position and a harmonious design of roofs and façades.

Is it possible to have further clarification concerning the European standards related hygiene and health requirements?

The reference to the European standards was included only to give an idea of the performance quality pursued by the technical system. The designers shall conceive a building that shall rely on the same technical services (hygiene, energetic, etc.) of an industrialized context, without any “quick fixing” solution.

Does the intervention area have particular features that should be taken into account during the designing process?

Architects should consider that they are going to develop their project on a flat ground. There are no particular restrictions except the height limit of 4 meters.

Is it possible to add new members to the Team or to modify the composition once the registration procedure has been completed?

It is possible to add new members to the existing Team or to modify the composition also after the registration procedure on YAC website, by login in your personal area or by sending an email to yac@yac-ltd.com, including the following information: ID Team - personal information of the new members.

Once I sign in the competition, will I receive further materials?

All the materials are made available on our website and it is possible to download them before the registration to the competition.

Should we use the same exact scales as the ones mentioned in the brief?

We recommend using the same scales mentioned in the brief, but it is allowed to use different scales if the team evaluates them as better fitting their project idea.

CALENDAR / FEES / DEADLINES

Calendar

18 October 2021
21 November 2021
Early Bird Registration
65 €/ team *
22 November 2021
19 December 2021
Standard Registration
85 €/ team *
20 December 2021
16 January 2022
Late Registration
115 €/ team *
MATERIAL SUBMISSION DEADLINE
19 January 2022
Jury summoning
24 January 2022
Results announcement
28 February 2022
*+22% VAT. Fulfilling an “Early bird”, “Standard” or “Late” registration does not affect submission deadline.

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