We are a global community that believes the future of architecture is together. Only by forging new alliances, facilitating cross-cultural collaboration and connecting groups previously invisible to each other can we tackle the most pressing social and environmental challenges of our time.
Are you a community that has a serious ambition to build a school, housing or a community hub, but lack the right resources to bring it to life? A--D’s Global Challenge 2021 is your chance to put your project in front of a global audience of engaged experts eager to support. Submit your challenge(s) to the Global Challenge 2021 TODAY!
Do you want to be part of a global community actively looking to positively impact people's lives through architecture, or contribute to projects that need your specific expertise? A--D invites professionals from all walks of life to innovate, learn and challenge each other in a highly diverse, inclusive and inspiring environment. Join now!
The Global Challenge accelerates architectural initiatives that have radical potential to improve the lives of both rural and urban communities. It is a one year program that recognises the best community projects and helps to accelerate their development. Together with our partners, we select the most impactful initiatives, promote them amongst our global network and connect them to create meaningful collaborations.
The first Global Challenge was initiated by A--D in 2016. With 80+ projects from 37 countries submitted, the 2016 pilot ultimately supported the realisation of ModSkool, an award winning project that set a groundbreaking example of ‘Do-It-Together’ architecture.
The Global Challenge is a great opportunity if you are seeking support or resources to get your community's initiative off the ground. It is the one-and-only global program that supports the early phase of bottom up, community architectural initiatives. Main reasons to submit your community project:
There are two ways to participate in the Global Challenge 2021:
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architect/ founder 1to1 – Agency of Engagement
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