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by Architecture-in-Development (visit profile page), 3 October 2022
Press release GC2022
2022 Global Challenge calls for architectural project submissions
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PRESS RELEASE | FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | 04 October, 2022

2022 Global Challenge calls for architectural project submissions

AMSTERDAM, The Netherlands, 4 October, 2022 — The 2022 edition of Architecture-in-Development’s (A--D) annual Global Challenge (#GC2022) is welcoming submissions from self-build communities worldwide from 26 October. The deadline for submissions is 30 November 2022.


 ©Comunal Taller Arquitectura

Running from October to June each year, the Global Challenge identifies and showcases the most inclusive and sustainable architectural projects worldwide, and helps accelerate their development.

It does this by connecting self-build communities with A--D's global network of 60,000+ (largely female) architects and building professionals, and its blue chip partners and sponsors.

Submissions are welcomed from early-phase architectural projects with the radical potential to improve the lives of rural and urban communities. As the submission guidelines indicate, eligible submissions include, but are not limited to: collective spaces for community learning, living; working spaces such as schools, libraries; meeting places, community centres and more.

All eligible submissions will benefit from:

Bonus prize:
There is also (minimum) €10,000 award prize for two projects. Our partners, Hilti Foundation and Aga Khan Development Network, will select a project to give €5,000 prize/ each.
During the accelerator, our sponsors (to be announced) will each select a project to give €2,500 prize/ each.


Urban spaces in Jhenaidah ©Co.Creation.Architects


Our purpose at A--D is to bring about a paradigm shift in the way we think about and practice architecture in society — moving from what a client wants to what humanity needs. Our annual Global Challenge is one way we catalyse that shift”, said Rob Breed, Cofounder, Architecture-in-Development.”

The A--D Global Challenge is not just another design competition. It highlights the efforts of self-build communities world-wide. The quality of 2021 entries impressed our jurors and perfectly illustrated the radical potential of the architectural practice that we call Do-It-Together. We’re looking forward to seeing what 2022 brings!”, said ChangFang Luo, Cofounder, Architecture-in-Development.


Caukin Studio ©Katie Edwards

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Read more about the A--D 2022 Global Challenge here