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March 19, 2019

Tumelo Lerata wins most promising award in architectural competition for affordable housing

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.

March 19, 2019

Winner announced of the “rise in the city” Design Competition for Affordable Housing

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March 12, 2019

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.

 

March 12, 2019

Rise in the city competition winner announced

MASERU – Tanmoy Dey, an architecture graduate from Shahjalal University of Science and Technology in Bangladesh has been announced the winner of international architecture competition – rise in the city – for affordable housing in Maseru.

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January 22, 2019

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.

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November 27, 2018

rise in the city 2018: Part of the Solution for the African Housing Crisis

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.

The Sunday Times of Malta
October 21, 2018

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.

September 10, 2018

Competition: Maseru low-income housing, Lestho

An open international contest has been announced for a prototype $3,750 home for low-income families in Lesotho, Africa.

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August 22, 2018

rise in the city launches international competition to design affordable homes in 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