THE HUMAN DRAMA IN MOSUL:
The continued fighting in Mosul (Iraq’s second largest city) since ISIS chose its Al-Nuri Grand Mosque to declare the Islamic Caliphate in 2014 has led to many of its inhabitants to leave their homes in search of more secure places. This dramatic situation has been greatly aggravated by the fighting that the Iraqi army has waged in recent months to wrest control of the city from the ISIS.
Once the noise of bombings and explosions has ceased in Mosul, life is beginning to sprout again in its streets and neighborhoods with the return of thousands of former inhabitants who are becoming refugees in their own city. Now it is time to think about their future away from the war that has dominated their lives in recent years as the rubble disappears and the city gradually regains its normality.
We are looking for proposals to create an infrastructure that provisionally shelters all the refugees who wish to return to Mosul while their homes are rebuilt and the city regains its living conditions. It is about designing a space that allows the emergence of a new society that defends peaceful coexistence, learn from the mistakes of the past and banish intolerance and hatred.
The infrastructure will have two different areas: the first, named Urgent Humanitarian Aid, is thought for receiving and caring the newly arrived returnees, and the second one called City Reintegration Zone, aims to reintegrate refugees into society after years of uprooting and will seek to secure a future for families, once they meet their most urgent basic needs in the first area.
Any architecture student or actual architect can participate in MOSUL POSTWAR CAMP, regardless of their nationality. Likewise, people from other disciplines can also participate, such as philosophers, sociologists, photographers, etc. Not being necessary the presence of an architect in the team, although it is recommended.
Prizes totaling 5.700€, broken down as follows:
1st PRIZE – 4.000 €
2nd PRIZE – 1.000€
3rd PRIZE – 500€
PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD – 200€
+ 10 honorable mentions
Charles Walker – Director at Zaha Hadid Architects (United Kingdom)
Andrea Panizzo – Emergent Vernicular Architecture (Italy)
Concha Roa – Universidad Iberoamericana, Madrid (Spain)
Amro Sallam – Architects for Society, Minneapolis (USA)
*more to be announced
COMPETITION DETAILS (CALENDAR):
EARLY REGISTRATION BEGINS – August 21st 2017
REGULAR REGISTRATION BEGINS – September 28th 2017
ADVANCED REGISTRATION BEGINS – November 2nd 2017
DEADLINE – December 6th 2017
WINNERS ANNOUNCED – December 20th 2017
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