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Homeless World Cup Legacy Center in Rio de Janiero - RFP Finalists
Posted: Thursday, February 18, 2010 |

After receiving over 35 qualified proposals for a Youth and Women’s Leadership Center in Santa Cruz, Rio de Janiero, Brazil, the selection committee announced the following five RFP Finalists and five Honorable Mentions.

With the Homeless Women’s World Cup arriving in Rio de Janiero, Brazil in fall 2010, Architecture for Humanity, Homeless World Cup, and Nike GameChangers are teaming up with local partners Organização Civil de Ação Social (OCAS), and Bola pra Frente (BPF) to establish permanent Legacy Centers. During the inaugural Homeless World Cup held in Melbourne in late 2008, it was identified by participating homeless delegations that the Homeless World Cup could establish specific programs for homeless women using soccer and social enterprise, enabling them to be the drivers behind their own social and economical development and in turn extend their knowledge with the same positive team attitude and leadership skills soccer brings forth.

Representatives of the selection committee reviewed all of the entries for the most effective, empowering, integrated, sustainable, innovative, organized and beautiful solution for the leadership center.

The winning team will be awarded the commission as architect of record for the project. If the team is not locally licensed, then a partnership will be formed. Finalists and Honorable Mentions will receive Nike Products from the 2010 Brazil World Cup Team.

These are the five RFP Finalists:

Homeless World Cup Legacy Center in Rio de Janiero - RFP Finalists

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Finalist: Youth and Women’s Leadership Center; Team: Lomapreta Nolte Arquitetos with NE Arquitetura, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Homeless World Cup Legacy Center in Rio de Janiero - RFP Finalists

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Finalist: Youth and Women’s Leadership Center; Team: Elizabeth Añaños and Daniel Feldman, Bogota, Columbia

Homeless World Cup Legacy Center in Rio de Janiero - RFP Finalists

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Finalist: goal!; Team: Cassio Orlandi Sauer & Elisa Toschi Martins, Porto Alegre, Brazil

Homeless World Cup Legacy Center in Rio de Janiero - RFP Finalists

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Finalist: CROSSROADS & EDGES; Team: Campo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Finalist: SCRJ Legacy Center & Stadium; Team: Keith Kaseman & Julie Beckman, KBAS LLC, Philadelphia, USA


And these are the five RFP Honorable Mentions:

Homeless World Cup Legacy Center in Rio de Janiero - RFP Honorable Mentions

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Honorable Mention: Youth and Women’s Leadership Center; Team: Edson Mahfuz, Porto Alegre, Brazil

Homeless World Cup Legacy Center in Rio de Janiero - RFP Honorable Mentions

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

Homeless World Cup Legacy Center in Rio de Janiero - RFP Honorable Mentions

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Honorable Mention: Youth and Women’s Leadership Centre in Santa Cruz, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil; Team: Gonçalo Antunes de Azevedo, co-authors: Luis Afonso, Ingrid Murer,Lisboa, Portugal

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

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

 

 



Comments:
alberto
miami
Sunday, February 21, 2010
Before spending time on design, I asked the following questions of the organizers and was disappointed enough in their reply that I abandoned the project. I thought- what's the sense of designing a "homeless world cup" venue that won't hold a "homeless world cup"?

Q: Where will the players, families, and coaches coming to the tournament
stay? Assuming 48 countries I would expect 1000 newcomers plus.

A: The Homeless World Cup event will take place on Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro. This facility does not need to take into consideration the requirements of the event.

Q: Please explain how the tournament works. I would like to know the number of countries invited, time of year, time
of day, number of games per day, expected number of spectators and
competitors at any one time, whether it is paid or free admission, method
of arrival of spectators and players, expected length of stay per visitor,
and whether the Santa Cruz community can absorb them.

A: The Homeless World Cup event will take place on Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro. This facility does not need to take into consideration the requirements of the event.

If this site is not to be used for the "Homeless world cup", why is the facility being built in this community?

The design approach of a "mini-maracana" is totally different from that of a community center with classrooms. I have taught school. As elegant as the published solutions are, just the acoustical separation required between the playing fields and the classrooms makes these schemes unworkable (unless the classrooms are air-conditioned).

My confusion regarding the program might have been cleared up if I had been privy to questions the other competitors asked. This is the way other competitions are run. In the future, it may be interesting if ALL respondents were shown ALL the questions and answers, not just answers to the questions they asked themselves.

Good luck to the finalists- your hearts are in the right place and the drawings are beautiful.

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