The call is now out for high-impact architectural projects with the radical potential to improve the lives of communities worldwide. GC2022 is accepting submissions from October 26. The deadline is November 30, 2022.
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Below you can find the basic information about the A--D Global Challenge. If you still have questions after reading them, feel free to ask questions by contacting us.
Eligible projects include but are not limited to: collective spaces for community learning, living; working spaces such as schools, libraries; meeting places, community centres and more.
Please check Best Practices to get inspired.
A project can be submitted by a community architect or representative - who acts as the ‘gatekeeper’ for the community, who is committed to leading the development process. Please note that your project will be prioritised if you can demonstrate exceptional leadership, project management skills, design experiences, or any relevant track record.
Eligible projects will be pre-selected and published on our website based on the aforementioned submission criteria. Our jury panel will select the finalists based on:
There is no limit for your project’s total budget. However, if your project requires a substantial amount of budget and time - it is advisable to break down your project/ budget into phases. That being said, the budget you are asking should reflect the next phase of your project development, appropriate for the period of six month.
Please note that potential sponsors might require a more detailed budget estimation, especially when it comes to substantial amounts.
There are three judging stages:
After announcing the finalists, project leaders of these teams will be required to sign a partnership agreement with us to join our Accelerator Program. After 6 months, we will wrap up the accelerator with a public presentation. A--D will then withdraw as an active partner.
Our jury board is made of experts nominated by our partners and our board members:
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The Global Challenge is an annual competition organised by A--D, that recognises the most sustainable architectural projects around the world, and helps accelerate their development. Our goal is to support underserved communities to build a thriving future.
By participating, local community teams gain access to our network support and partners, while participating experts gain deeper knowledge, insight and practical experience in sustainable development and inclusive Do-it-Together architecture
The Global Challenge is the one-and-only global program that supports the early phase of bottom-up, community architectural initiatives. All eligible projects (not just finalists) published on the A--D website will benefit from: