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Saturday, March 15, 2014 at 9:00 AM - Sunday, August 31, 2014 at 11:30 PM (EAT)


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To enter the design contest, you must register and pay the entry fee here and with your entry ticket number submit your design entry via
Ended $60.00 $4.29
Team Entry Ticket: MUD HOUSE DESIGN
To enter the Mud House Design contest, your design team must register and pay the entry fee here. With your entry ticket number submit your design proposal via
Ended $80.00 $5.39


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Nka Foundation invites entries for Mud House Design 2014, an international architecture competition open to recent graduates and students of architecture, design and others from around the world who think earth architecture can be beautiful. Registration and submission of entries run from March 15, 2014 until August 31, 2014. 

The challenge is to design a single-family unit of about 30 x 40 feet on a plot of 60 x 60 feet to be built by maximum use of earth and local labor in the Ashanti Region of Ghana. Our goal is to develop a contemporary earth architecture tradition for the region. Join us!  Make your name known. Show the world that earth architecture can be beautiful!

In order to enter the design contest, you must register here on to get your registration number. On your Eventbrite ticket, you will see a 9-digit order #. This is your registration number for one design entry. With your registration number submit your design entry via The registration fee per entry is $60 for individual and $80 for a design team. The number on your ticket is your registration number for one design entry. If you are submitting more than one entry, each design entry requires a separate ticket.

If you want to pay by check, send us an e-mail at /

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Once you have registered here on Eventbrite, join us at: It is an Open Forum, a platform to exchange ideas and stimulate the free flow of collaborative discussion during this project.



(Reinventing the African Mud Hut Together)
 Nka Foundation Announces Jury Members for MUD HOUSE DESIGN 2014 competition for Ghana. The jury consists of pre-selection jurors and grand jurors.  The Pre-Selection Jury will review all design entries and select the overall Top 20 Designs and presented them to the Grand Jury, who will then select the winning designs. 

The grand jurors include Belinda van BUITEN, Director at FBW architects/African Architecture Matters at Utrecht (The Netherlands); Márcio Albuquerque BUSON, Professor of architecture and urbanism at the University of Brasilia (Brasil); Mariana CORREIA, Professor of Architecture at Escola Superior Gallaecia (Portugal); Toby CUMBERBATCH, Professor at The Cooper Union (New York); Ahmad HAMID, Principal founder, Ahmad Hamid Architects (Egypt); Toby CUMBERBATCH, Professor at The Cooper Union (New York); Rowland KEABLE, UNESCO Chair on Earthen Architecture and Director Rammed Earth Consulting CIC (UK); Bruno MARQUES, professor of the Faculty of Architecture and Arts, Oporto Lusíada University; John QUALE, Director and Professor of Architecture, at the the University of New Mexico School of Architecture + Planning at Albuquerque (USA); Ronald RAEL, Professor of Architecture in the University of California at Berkeley in California (USA); and Humberto VARUM, Professor of Civil Engineering in the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto (Portugal).

And the pre-selection jurors are Sara Alidadi, architect at Tehran (Iran); Juliet SAKYI-ANSAH, Probationer Architect with Ghana Institute of Architects at Accra (Ghana); Guido CIMADOMO, Professor of Architecture at the University of Malaga at Sevilla (Spain); Alina FERNANDES, architect at Lisbon (Portugal); Sarah LAISNEY, Programme Officer at UN-Habitat in Nairobi (Kenya); Luke MAHONY, director of Earth Dwellings Australia at Sydney (Australia); Rouben MOHIUDDIN, Professor of Interior Architecture California State University at Chico (USA); James PALMER, Environmental Designer at Perth (Australia); George KATODRYTIS, Professor of Architecture at the American University of Sharjah (United Arab Emirates); Robert van KATS, Architect with The Dutch Alliance for Sustainable Urban Development in Africa (DASUDA) in Amsterdam (The Netherlands); Roy KESROUANI, designer and architect at Los angeles in California (USA); Mara Sánchez LLORENS, Professor of Architecture in European University and Pontifician University of Salamanca at Madrid (Spain); Christof MAY, software architect at Karlsruhe (Germany); Niall O’CLEIRIGH, architectural designer from Dublin (Ireland); Diogo ROCHA, architect at Porto, (Portugal); Tai SCHOMAKER, an architect in Berlin (Germany); Veronika SCHRÖPFER, Project Officer at Architects' Council of Europe in Brussels (Belgium); Pritpal SINGH, Architect Transport & Infrastructure (Qatar); Wayne SWITZER, architect in Switzerland; and Xavier VILALTA, architect and designer at Barcelona (Spain).
Registration Deadline August 15, 2014
Submissions April 30-August 31, 2014
Press release on the winning projects, October 5, 2014
Design-build workshops to realize two of the winning designs, November 2014-July 2015
A traveling exhibition of all of the works received (schedule to be announced).
Here is one of the  sites where to download the list of Jurors for this competition:

Have questions about MUD HOUSE DESIGN COMPETITION? Contact Nka Foundation

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