Edutrain | Care & Learning Center Design

for street kids

SAVE Edutrain | Care & Learning Center Design

Last Submission Date: January 25, 2022

Last Registration Date: January 24, 2022

Language: English

Country: State of Parana, Brazil

Prizes: 24,000 $

Type: Open Competition

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About Competition

Brief: The aim of the “Edutrain” challenge is to design a transition/care and learning center for the street kids, which will act as a multidimensional space; as a place of reformation, care, and learning space.

What kind of space design will help bridge the gap between the street and the classroom?

How can the architecture of a reformative space help in the rehabilitation of its users?

How can the use of child-centric design help in creating a sustainable solution to this issue?

The challenge is to address the issue through an innovative architectural thought which will help in generating a space that can be considered as a ‘Transitional Space’ for these children.


Purpose: The center must be approachable to all street children creating a safe, convenient and comfortable environment.

Multi-functional: The spaces must be designed to adapt to various activities in a short while and with less effort. The furniture can be modular, compact, and durable.

Engage:  Promote interaction through flexible and child-friendly designs. The material, color palette, and other elements can be used to create an engaging experience for kids.

Economical: The center must be built with fewer resources and investment but create a huge social impact on the site.

Context: The design must respond to the (existing) site conditions. The wider socio-cultural, economic and environmental settings are to be considered in the design approach.

For more information visit the competition WEBSITE.

Requirements / Eligibility

The competitions are open for students and professionals from all the disciplines of design.
This is a design idea challenge only. There is no built commission/realization associated with the problem.

Submission / Key Dates

Registration Deadline: January 24, 2022
Submission Deadline: January 25, 2022
Winner Announcement: March 24, 2022

About the Organizer

Unfuse serves as a unit for Uni in the field of Architecture. It intends to break the fusion of traditional design barriers and methodologies by making it a platform for experimentation and conceptual exchange of ideas in architecture, urbanism, society, culture, and ecology. It is a research initiative dedicated to providing opportunities for designers from all domains to explore ideas that go beyond the boundaries of architectural discipline and enrich our built environment; thereby opening up possibilities for the promotion of architectural thought at a global level.

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