Harvard GSD’s 2020 Wheelwright Prize competition open for entries

The Harvard Graduate School of Design (Harvard GSD) has announced the 2020 cycle of the Wheelwright Prize open for entries. The international competition awards $100,000 to a talented early-career architect to support expansive, intensive design research. The deadline for submissions is Sunday, 26 January 2020. I Ramarri (Siracusa, Italy, 2012), terraced houses overlooking an agrarian…

Upward trend in African mixed-use developments presents challenges, opportunities

From the Cape’s Harbour Arch to Cairo’s The Gate, mixed-use projects in Africa are revitalising urban nodes and mirroring the international upward trend of creating multifunctional precincts in urban areas. However, while there is a huge opportunity in developing mixed-use facilities in specific African regions, these projects are not without challenges and need to be…