Tag Archives: humanitarian architecture

Submission: February 15, 2023
Registration: February 15, 2023
Language: English
Location: Global
Prizes: Please see details below
Type: Open


Zambia has been generous host to refugees since 1966 when the Angolan revolution against the Portuguese spread to the east of the country forcing people to flee for safety in neighboring Zambia.
Almost 60 years later, Zambia is still receiving refugees from a long list of countries, with a predominance of Congolese, Burundians and Somalis. There are a total of about 105,000 refugees in camps and settlements in Zambia of which 65,000 are Congolese and 20,000 are Angolan.

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Submission: July 27, 2022
Registration: July 27, 2022
Language: English
Location: Siargao, Philippines
Prizes: Please see the details below
Type: Open


December 16 2021, Super Typhoon Rai, locally known as Typhoon Odette, made landfall in the Philippines. The storm was unexpectedly powerful, undergoing what is called “rapid intensification” the day before making landfall, which is becoming characteristic of tropical storms occurring in our warming climate. With winds of up to 195 km/h and gusts of 260 km/h, the storm was comparable to a category five hurricane when it hit.

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Submission: February 01, 2017
Registration: February 01, 2017
Language: English
Location: Kakuma Refugee Camp, Kenya; Zaatari Refugee Camp, Jordan; Berlin, Germany
Prizes: $30,000 Total; 3 Winning Teams – $3,000 cash + travel to New York City; 1 Overall Winning Team – Extra $3,000; 6 Honorable Mentions $1,000.
Type: Open


IDeA challenges the innovative minds around the globe to design a marketplace with an operational plan for a vulnerable population (adolescents, children, single mothers, people with trauma, etc) in one of the refugee settlements below. The marketplace should be able to run for long-term, i.e. 3-5 years, and benefit as many people as possible. The overall budget limit for both construction and operation of the entire marketplace is $100,000 or less.

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