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Architectural and design solutions to global or humanitarian crises

Siyathemba is a web-based competition hosted by Architecture for Humanity that invites designers and architects from all over the world to submit proposals for a combined soccer field and health-care facility, focusing on HIV/AIDS, in the South African community of Somkhele in KwaZulu-Natal. 275 teams from 37 countries have entered the competition.

Providing the soccer fields provides an opportunity to create a sort of community hub where the joy of playing is combined with the more serious need for information and treatment of HIV/AIDS.

Architecture for Humanity is a nonprofit organization and network designed in 1999 to promote architectural and design solutions to global or humanitarian crises. Examples of the impressive work the network does are the quick reactions to help people in deep need after the Tsunami and the hurricane, Katrina. Through competitions, workshops, educational forums, etc. Architecture for Humanity creates opportunities for architects and designers to help communities in need. Where resources and expertise are scarce this network makes amazing differences.

Designed by
Cameron Sinclair and Swee NG - USA