Author: Ruvimbo Moyo

Rising Now – Emerge Architecture competition 2016

High unemployment and under-employment statistics amongst the youth in Zimbabwe cannot go unnoticed. The need for strategic partnerships is now evident. Where can our youth acquire the work experience and skills necessary to keep driving our economy? Where can our young people meet business owners, like-minded peers and mentors or access business advice and support services to get their ideas off the ground? In 2016, Emerge is addressing this issue through proposing a brief that rethinks the traditional youth centre building typology. Emerge would like to see YOUR new visions for a Youth and Entrepreneurship Centre. The Youth and...

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The Emerge Competition: ‘Living Tomorrow’

In July 2015, Ruvimbo Moyo launched Emerge, a competition that promotes innovative concepts that re-think the current rural and urban conditions, reaping new proposals that are a direct reflection of the continent’s transformative efforts and mobilizing young architects to make vital contributions to their communities and countries. The competition aims to bring together the wealth of talent in universities, government, organisations and general public seeking solutions by creating a database of ideas that can be funded both privately and publicly. The 2015 theme ‘Living Tomorrow’ challenged students to apply their design skills on the issue of sustainability. The students were required to define...

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