Announcing the next GAMECHANGERS (part 1)

Announcing the next GAMECHANGERS (part 1)

  • by Architecture for Humanity
  • Feb 17, 2011
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Over the next 6 weeks Architecture for Humanity and Nike are excited to announce the final GAMECHANGERS Sports Micro-Venture Fund grant recipients -- supporting the construction of sports facilities and programs that empower the community, using sport as a mechanism to spur social change and/or economic development.

We received almost 250 diverse proposals from all corners of the globe (view them all here), giving the jury the challenging task of identifying those projects and partners to whom the grants will be disbursed.

We are honored to announce the first three and invite you to enter a design competition:

WINNER | Liga FOS - Fútbol para la Oportunidad Social
Location: Moreno, Buenos Aires Province, Argentina

Enter the Copa Arquitectura today and design a small youth football (soccer) facility for less than $45,000 USD. $5000 in awards + stipends. If money doesn't move you, perhaps the possibility of seeing your ideas built this year in Argentina will.

WINNER | Una Cancha Muchas Canchas
Location: Guatemala City, Guatemala

This micro-venture grant will fuel the spread of urban futsal interventions in Guatemala City -- innovative and low-cost interventions that will transform low-traffic city streets into sport + community centers. Stay tuned for updates as these pitches take over in the next couple of months.

WINNER | My Game is Beautiful - Girls Football Hub to Combat Human Trafficking
Location: Jharkhand, India

YUWA uses girls football to level the playing field with every goal. With a sports micro-venture grant, they will work with a designer to build a secure football pitch, spectator seating, community room, and enterprise area. Watch the project go from field to fruition later this year.

Learn more about GAMECHANGERS.

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