2017 Edition Winners
Projects Based on
The submissions should consider the constructability and efficiency of the designed structure. This includes identifying and eliminating obstacles that would impair its viability. The objective is for the unit to be buildable.
Submissions should study and plan for the future adaptation and evolution of the structure in different locations and situations. This includes understanding its need to be repaired, retro-fitted and replaced as needed.
The submissions should consider child protection, health, nutrition, social and psychosocial services, as well as cater for children with different levels of literacy and children with disabilities. The design must also provide adequate space for classes, administration, recreation and sanitation facilities.
Submissions should consider cost to guarantee the economic viability of the project.
The structures should be able to grow and/or be modified as different needs arise.
The structures should be durable and easily dismantled and repacked for use in different locations.
The structures should be easily implemented with building techniques that can be taught to a potentially unskilled workforce. Assembly diagrams of the structure should be included in the submission.
The submissions should take into account potentially limited access to basic sanitary installations, electricity etc. The use of passive and energy-saving measures will result in a higher grading of the project.
The submissions should consider the reuse and recyclability of the materials used and the availability of said materials.
Submissions should include a budget, showing what the cost of construction would be per square foot or square metre.
These are the basic basis principles to be focused on your project, and the criteria that our judges will take into consideration to asses and take the final decision. Click on the "download button" below to read the full rules and guide of the IFA.
The judges are five international architects, with huge influence in their country. They will assess all the received projects according to the rules and the things that we think would be important to consider on it. Of course, each of them have their own taste...