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by Architecture-in-Development, 21 September 2023
Exciting Recap of A--D 2022 Global Challenge
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Architecture-in-Development (A--D) is delighted to conclude the 2022 Global Challenge (GC2022) that generated valuable insights and synergies among our participating project teams,ambassadors, partners, and sponsors. On September 27th, we are organising an offboarding event* and inviting the GC2022 finalist teams and ambassadors to reflect on the year behind us and pre-announce our follow-up programs in the years to come.

During GC2022, Kira Intrapor* represented Aga Khan Agency for Habitat and joined as our jury member. She concluded,

'A--D is a truly unique organization, bringing together the world's most diverse and talented architects, urban planners, and designers to collectively tackle structural inequity in the built environment within their respective communities'.

GC2022 in numbers:

  • 59 eligible entries from 33 countries were published on A--D's website.
  • 32 young professionals from 26 countries joined A--D as ambassadors, with 12 of them participating in the 9 support groups of the finalist teams.
  • Our partner representatives and experts joined 8 Q&A sessions/ workshop/ roundtable, while our ambassadors independently organised 12 support group meetings.

  • The GC2022 Open Call (Oct 26 - Nov 30 ‘22) attracted  7,022 users to our website (source: Google Analytics). We reached an audience of 31,330 on our Social Media.

About A--D 2022 Global Challenge

The Global Challenge is an annual competition organised by A--D that identifies and showcases the most impactful, inclusive and sustainable architectural projects worldwide, accelerating their development.

The Open Call of the 2022 Global Challenge was released on Archdaily in English, Chinese and Spanish. The quality of 2022 entries perfectly illustrated an innovative form of collaboration we call Do-It-Together. From the 200 applications we received, 59 were eligible and published on the A--D website. Nine finalists were then carefully selected by our jury and announced on Feb 15, 2023.

^ finalist onboarding event on March 8, 2023

Together with the finalist teams, we embarked on a 6-month accelerator programme to boost their capacities and connect them to the expertise and resources that they needed the most.

Explore more about the learnings and insights from our 2022 accelerator:

Get a quick impression from our past events in 2021:

Save the date:
Do-it-Together Symposium

Mark your calendars for November 14, 2023! We are thrilled to inaugurate an annual ‘Do-It-Together’ Symposium at the University of Sheffield. We look forward to meeting with you and exchanging ideas on how to collectively expedite systemic change within our industry.

* While this event is not open to the public, it will be recorded and disseminated.

* Kira Intrator (Lead, Habitat Planning and Innovation, Aga Khan Agency for Habitat), joined A--D’s jury board since 2021.