The “r.i.s.e in the city” design competition is aimed at bridging the gap between entrepreneurship and architecture in Lesotho while also helping with the housing crisis.
Winner and Finalists Announced in the “rise in the city” Design Competition for Affordable Housing in Lesotho, Africa
The winner of the rise in the city international architecture competition for affordable housing in Maseru, Lesotho, was announced at the Alliance Française de Maseru on March 8, 2019. “Creating Spaces,” submitted by Tanmoy Dey, a graduate of Shahjalal University of Science & Technology Department of Architecture in Bangladesh, along with his team mates Louise Bani Sarcar and Syed Golam Rabbani, was selected from among 56 impressive entries from 30 countries.
Student Designs for Affordable Housing in Lesotho Shine. A Few Prized Blocks Needing Sponsors Remain.
An Incredible range of 56 beautiful design entries from 30 countries in the international student architecture competition rise in the city 2018, organized by rise international (Relationships Inspiring Social Enterprise), BOND Events’ social responsibility program, are now online.
The unique international student architecture competition rise in the city 2018, organized by rise international (Relationships Inspiring Social Enterprise), BOND Events’ social responsibility program, is gathering momentum around the globe as an unprecedented number of applicants from 39 countries have sought to take part.
A unique international architecture competition is being organised to help solve one of the biggest problems in Southern Africa today
The kingdom of Lesotho is considered a lower middle-income country, with more than half the population living below the poverty line. As a result, the country, like most of its neighbours in sub-Saharan Africa, is facing a big social problem: lack of affordable housing. Some 70 per cent of the working population earn less than €60 month and are in dire need of accommodation that can withstand the cold winters, hot summers and strong winds in Lesotho.
An open international contest has been announced for a prototype $3,750 home for low-income families in Lesotho, Africa.
The challenge is to design affordable and sustainable housing in Lesotho, the landlocked kingdom surrounded by South Africa whose housing problem is challenged by increased urban migration, climate change and a scarcity of resources