Co-School – A Community School to lead education in conflict zones

Submission: January 4, 2021
Registration: January 3, 2021
Language: English
Location: Batman, Turkey
Prizes: $2400
Type: Open Competition


The challenge is to design a community school that will function not only as a traditional educational facility for children but also for adults. The aim of the design is to create a local centre that can provide the locals access to fundamental social infrastructure. The centre can be conducive to boosting the economy of the area by becoming a learning or training facility. The local context must be taken into consideration while planning, designing, and choosing materials and techniques for economic construction.

The needs of the locals must be addressed without compromising the quality of the environment on site. The centre must be flexible and have the capability to be self-built. The different nature of functions must be allocated in distinct blocks so that a modular facility design is created to be replicated as needed in other areas.

Design Objectives

Multi-functional: The school will accommodate a wide range of activities catering to all users.

Economical: The school must be built with fewer resources and maximum space utilisation.

Interaction: The school must create a safe and comfortable environment for people to learn.

Context: The design must respond to the (existing) site conditions. The wider sociocultural, economic, and environmental settings are to be considered in the design approach.


  • The minimum eligible age for participation is 18 years.
  • The competitions are open worldwide for designers from any discipline.
  • You can participate as an individual or as a team of a maximum of 4 members.
  • All students and professionals can participate in the competitions.

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