Foreword

Creating designs for an LGBT youth asylum in Uganda requires a great deal of creativity, and an unwavering ability to see the world as we would like it to be, rather than how it is. The Ugandan LGBT Youth Asylum architecture competition was looking for concepts that offered potential for the open LGBT community to grow and further integrate with society, as opposed to isolating an already vulnerable community even further. The jury was looking for plans for a community centre, not a prison.

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COMPETITION ORGANISERS
Ugandan 
LGBT 
Youth Asylum

1st Prize Winner

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Ugandan LGBT Youth Asylum

Taking part in an architecture competition is first of all a dynamic learning experience. It is an opportunity to test your skills by challenging both people from all over the world and mainly yourselves. It allows you to work in areas and environments far from your own and face various and always different issues and problems, getting used to a flexible and never static approach to architecture. On one hand the high degree of freedom given by a competition fuels creativity, on the other side it educates to a continuous search for restrictions. In general, architectural competitions remain for us one of the best learning tools.

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Authors Enrico Chinellato, Jacopo Donato
Country Italy

2nd Prize Winner

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Ugandan LGBT Youth Asylum

The proposal of the Uganda LGBT Asylum competition caught our attention because it was addressing a very polemical theme where the matters discussed before were threatened. We felt the importance to discuss those matters and combining it in a way that would directly relate to the design of this building. So we thought it would be fun and interesting to do a competition together and try an experiment which we didn’t had much expertise in, like our investigation in tensile structures in this case. We find it very important to keep exercising our discussions outside of academia and office environments.

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Authors Marcelo Venzon, Julia Park, João Paulo Carrascoza, Guilherme Pardini
Country Brazil

3rd Prize Winner

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Ugandan LGBT Youth Asylum

Authors Chariton Lazarides , Tatiana Ioannidou
Country Cyprus
+52 points Buildner University Rankings

Honorable Mentions

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Ugandan LGBT Youth Asylum

Authors Edoardo Nieri, Marco D'Ambrogio
Country Italy
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Ugandan LGBT Youth Asylum

Authors Caterina Pedo', Dino Merisi, Martina Manara
Country Italy
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Ugandan LGBT Youth Asylum

Authors Axel Demazieres, Julien Guerineau
Country France
+52 points Buildner University Rankings
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Ugandan LGBT Youth Asylum

Authors Marta Dell'Ovo, Aurora Destro, Maria Francesca Di Alessandro, Carlo Alberto Di Carlo
Country Italy
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Ugandan LGBT Youth Asylum

Authors Julia Szmit, Karolina Zielińska, Anna Kaczmarek
Country Poland
+52 points Buildner University Rankings
Project name

Ugandan LGBT Youth Asylum

Company Ekle Greenwald
Authors Keith Greenwald, Lisa Ekle
Country United States