Submission Deadline: 12:00pm/24.00 hrs. of 10th April 2016 (Nairobi time)
INTERNATIONAL DESIGN COLLABORATION FOR KENYA
UN-Habitat in collaboration with Ministry of Land, Housing & Urban Development: Urban Development Department, Kenya, is looking for creative planning and design ideas for sustainable urban development in Kenya. Students from around the world are invited to participate in a student design competition for Kenya’s towns
- The application is open to students of Urban Planning, Urban Design, Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Urban Economics and any other relevant discipline globally.
- Applicants from a specific school may apply as individuals or as a group (through a group leader, who attaches a description of the group composition). An applicant must be enrolled in a certified program during the 2015/2016 academic year at Bachelors (preferably those past their mid-level of their program), Masters, or Ph.D. levels.
- By applying, an applicant consents to being teamed-up by the Competition Secretariat during formation of the International Competition Teams. Each International Competition Team MUST comprise of participants from both a Kenyan-based school and non-Kenyan based school.
- The official language for the competition is English.
- Participation in this competition is anonymous.
- Each team will be issued with a unique registration number which will serve as the only means of identification during the entire adjudication process.
- Communication between a team (or an individual participant) and any member of the Jury is strictly prohibited.
- Teams and/or individuals participating must not have a relation (personal) with any of the Jury members.
- A finalist from each town/site shall be selected to exhibit their work during an exhibition to be held at the UN-Habitat headquarter offices in Nairobi.
- Each International Competition Team will appoint a team leader who will be the focal point for the team.
- The team leader will submit the proposal on behalf of the team.
- The jury will select the best proposal from each of the 9 towns/sites. Out of these 9, the jury will select the overall best design proposal.
- The team with the overall best proposal will be the Competition Winning Team.
- The other 8 proposals will be runners-up.
- The Competition Winning Team will be awarded $10,000 US. The Organizer will partly fund nominated member(s) of the team 2 to participate in the Habitat III Conference in
Quito, Ecuador from 17-20 October 2016.
Further, the Organizer will exhibit the 9 best proposals at the Habitat III Conference in Quito.
All of the 9 best proposals will feature in an exhibition at the UN-Habitat global head offices at Gigiri, Nairobi in May 2016.
The students from the Kenya-based Universities will get their travel to the UN Headquarters in Nairobi covered, to enable them present their teams’ work to the Jury and the Exhibition participants.
Each team member from the 9 best proposals will receive a certificate from the Organizer
- Questions to Secretariat and Answers – 11th to 23rd January 2016. Answers will be provided on the website on 25th January 2016 and thereafter on a continuous basis until the competition ends.
- Registration 11th January – 1st February 2016.
- Registration deadline – 12:00pm/24.00 hrs. on 1st February 2016 (Nairobi time)
- Notification of acceptance & teaming – 8th February 2016
- Commencement of actual design work – 12th February 2016
- Submission deadline – 12:00pm/24.00 hrs. of 10th April 2016 (Nairobi time)
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