Homeless World Cup Legacy Architect Team Announced

Homeless World Cup Legacy Architect Team Announced

  • by Architecture for Humanity
  • Mar 10, 2010
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Architecture for Humanity, Homeless World Cup, Instituto Bola Pra Frente, and Nike are proud to announce the winners of the Request for Proposals for the Homeless World Cup Legacy Youth and Women's Leadership Center in Santa Cruz, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

The Winner and Design Fellow will be working with community partners Bola Pra Frente and OCAS, and the Santa Cruz community to finalize the design for both Phase One and Phase Two for the Santa Cruz Center in the coming weeks.

Finalists will receive one of the recently unveiled 2010 Brazil National Team Jerseys – made from 13 million recycled plastic bottles. Honorable Mentions will receive one Nike Corinthians Jersey.

Congratulations to all the entrants for your inspiring work and contribution to the greater dialogue of the Homeless World Cup Legacy.


| Winner |

Youth and Women's Leadership Center
Team:Lompreta Nolte Arquitetos / Nanda Eskes Arquitetura

| Design Fellow - Daniel Feldman|

Youth and Women's Leadership Center
Team: Elizabeth Añaños and Daniel Feldman

| Runners Up |

Crossroads & Edges
Team: Campo AUD

Team: Cassio Orlandi Sauer & Elisa Toschi Martins

SCRJ Legacy Center & Stadium
Team: Keith Kaseman & Julie Beckman, KBAS LLC

| Honorable Mentions |

Youth and Women's Leadership Center
Team: Edson Mahfuz

Social Harvester - a New Catalyst for Santa Cruz
Team: Antonio Pedro Coutinho, Jamille Coelho Barbosa

Youth and Women's Leadership Centre in Santa Cruz, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
Team: Gonçalo Antunes de Azevedo, co-authors: Luis Afonso, Ingrid Murer

Podemos! Kick-Starting Community Growth
Team: Alloy Studio Works, Kwei Cheng Chang, Nicolas Koff, Alex Muller, Vincent Leugn, Gabriel Sosa

The Sombra Stadium
Team: Randy Shear: Sheardesigns and Claudia Peres Maggiani

| Partners |

About Architecture for Humanity
Architecture for Humanity is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that seeks architectural solutions to humanitarian crisis and brings design services to communities in need.

About our partners:
Nike GameChangers
believes in the power of sport to unleash potential and actively identifies the sporting heroes of tomorrow; young athletes who use sport to beat the issues that they care about most.

The Homeless World Cup Foundation uses football to encourage and energise people who are homeless to change their own lives. Currently it works with football programmes in over 70 nations reaching 40,000 homeless players every year with an ambition to engage one million players with the benefits of football by 2012.

Organização Civil de Ação Social (OCAS) is a non-profit enterprise that promotes the citizenship and empowerment of homeless and socially vulnerable people in Brazil. The organization is now working in São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro to address critical social problems and a high incidence of homelessness. The OCAS street paper has been an opportunity for homeless and socially vulnerable people to make an income through the selling of a bi-monthly magazine.

Bola Pra Frente is a non-profit project which aims to stimulate learning, literacy and leadership to the youth of Rio de Janiero both in the classroom and through the organized team sports and self expression.