Submission: March 31, 2014
Registration: October 31, 2013 ($50)
Location: Durban, South Africa
Prizes: 1st Prize ZAR 50.000 ($5.000) 2nd Prize ZAR 30.000 ($3.000) 3rd Prize ZAR 20.000 ($2.000)
Type: Open competition for architecture students and recent graduates.
International architecture competition that provides an opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students from schools of architecture around the world to submit their solutions for short, medium and long-term interventions around the dynamic and complex Warwick Junction site in Durban, South Africa.
The UIA 2014 International Student Competition explores Warwick Junction, a unique location within central Durban.
This vibrant transport node provides a setting for predominantly informal traders at an unprecedented scale. The competition aims to recognise the complex systemic ecology that underpins the economic, cultural and social dynamics inherent to this area, and to find ways to strengthen, reinforce or expand these systems in a beneficial way.
Drawing from the three UIA 2014 Congress sub-themes of resilience, ecology, values, this competition aims to explore other practice, crossovers between other disciplines, and an engagement with other urban dwellers. The competition encourages the exposure of other city layers, bringing to light other views andother ways of inhabiting the city – through architectural interventions, which should improve the daily experiences of urban dwellers.