"It is time for us to go to the people rather than ask the people, especially the poor, to come to us."
YP Design Challenge
TAO-Pilipinas, with support from SELAVIP, presents the Young Professionals (YP) Design Challenge, an ideas competition that seeks to encourage young design professionals to apply their creative abilities and design skills to projects addressing real community needs. The YP Design Challenge affirms the organization’s commitment to providing technical assistance to the marginalized sectors by calling for ideas that deal with the shelter needs of poor communities and with the wider issues and challenges of social housing and sustainable human settlements development.
The goal of the YP Design Challenge is to generate ideas and design solutions for sustainable community development in urban poor settlements. The competition targets design solutions tailored towards the conditions present in our urban poor communities where TAO-Pilipinas does its technical assistance work:such as SHEC (Saint Hannibal Empowerment Center) community in Malibay, Pasay. Community visits to the areas will be integrated in the competition program.
The competition provides an opportunity for young design professionals to put forward innovative, environmentally-sound, appropriate and affordable design solutions that can benefit poor and informal communities and improve the livability of social housing sites. It is open to individuals or teams of architecture, engineering, interior design, fine arts, industrial design, and environmental planning undergraduate students and young professionals with not more than 5 years of professional experience.
To download the complete rules and guidelines, click here.