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Gatogether A new Community Center in Lima, Peru

Gatogether_Poster.jpg Gatogether A new Community Center in Lima, Peru

We climb an endless number of steps until we meet clusters of enormous rocks. Where the stairs come to an end, paths traced between the rocks start, until they disappear and every way fades and gets invisible. We are climbing the tops of San Juan de Lurigancho.Such a district is Lima’s and Peru’s most populated one, with 1.038.495 million inhabitants and one of the three poorest in the metropolitan area of Lima. At present, more than half the population of San Juan de Lurigancho live in human informal settlements causing the dramatic increase in its population. Such areas have been shaped to become invisible. However, they still are quite clearly seen and not even included in future spatial planning.The 76% of the informal settlements have at least one form of community organization to face their difficulties. Unfortunately, even though are characterized by a strong community organization, they lack a place to gather: a communal space where pose the basis for their growth.Techo is a nonprofit organization that, through the collaborative work of families living in extreme poverty with volunteers, seeks to overcome poverty in informal settlements. DNADD and Techo share the same mission: build a new community development center. Provide San Juan de Lurigancho’s inhabitants with a place to gather, where they can finally be able to work, study, play and, above all, share.Participants should develop a new community center, able to constitute the reference point for the inhabitants. It’s around this new center that people will organize their collective while trying to improve the settlements where they live.The community centre will be mainly used as a place for gathering and interactions between neighbors. Besides, it will be the theater of different activities and, hence, it will constitute a changing environment, able to adapt to the needs of its users.Young volunteers will build the project over 4 days.

DNADD is a nonprofit association, therefore the competition is based on a fund-raising formula, necessary for the construction of the project in Lima, Peru.


Short Description

The 76% of the informal settlements have at least one form of community organization to face their difficulties. Unfortunately, even though are characterized by a strong community organization, they lack a place to gather: a communal space where pose the basis for their growth. Do you want to be part of the change? DNADD and Techo Peru share the same mission: provide San Juan de Lurigancho’s inhabitants with a place to gather, where they can finally be able to work, study, play and, above all, share. The project will not only answer the needs of single individuals but also those of the whole community by realizing a building and building up a community.




Organizer

DNADD Responsive Architecture

Link to Competition

Link to Registration form

Prizes

1° PRIZE1000€+ Possibility to take part, as a volunteer, in the construction in Lima, Perù+ Possibility to see the project published in architectural magazines+ Publication of the project on the website of the association and social networks+ Free participation to another DNADD competition
2° PRIZE 700€+ Publication of the project on the website of the association and social networks+ Free participation to another DNADD competition
3° PRIZE 300€+ Publication of the project on the website of the association and social networks+ Free participation to another DNADD competition
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Type of Competition

Open to the public/Minimum requirements (Open to anyone that complies with the requirements), Single stage (Winners selected immediately)

Who can Participate

Participants can enter the competition either individually or inteams (4 members max, at least one participant in each team has to be under 35 ). The competition is open to students, graduates and freelance professionals. It is not a mandatory requirement to be an expert in architecture or to be on a professional register.The competition is international and open to competitors from any country.

Dates and Time Frame

Registration Opens July 31, 2019
Registration Closes November 14, 2019
Deadline to Submit Project November 14, 2019
Winners announcement Date December 5, 2019

Languages

English, French

Location of Competition

International, Peru

Location of Project (if developed)

Lima, Peru

Additional Information

Banner, Poster, Brochure or Triptic of Competition

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