Copa Arquitectura Winner Decided in Overtime

Copa Arquitectura Winner Decided in Overtime

  • by Architecture for Humanity
  • May 06, 2011
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With excitement rivaling the 1994 World Cup finals, the winner of the Copa Arquitectura has been decided. Congratulations to the team from Brazil, Urban Recycle Architecture Studio, who is taking home the Copa: $2K in cash and a $2K stipend to develop their design while working with local architects, partners and the community to realize a new center for Liga FOS in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

The Winner
Community Center for Youth and Sports

Second Place
Mor + ecomunidad

Third Place
Centro Deportivo FOS

Fourth Place
Moreno FC

Competition background

Architecture for Humanity, Nike, and Fu.De (Football for Development) teamed up to host a design competition for a prototype football, education, and health center for Liga FOS -- a local program that uses football and education as a tool to promote community and social development in vulnerable neighborhoods in greater Buenos Aires. With almost 20 clubs in the league, this program reaches about 8,000 vulnerable children and adolescents at risk due to effects of exclusion and marginalization through the most popular sport in Argentina: football.

Check out the competition >