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ARCHITECTURE competition 2022

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Since 2020, the Arc. Eddy Eguavoen Foundation has held two competitions that aim to bring architects, architecture students and architectural designers together to design solutions for the Lagos context. 


For the third annual competition, we wanted to focus on another issue that affects all Lagosians on at least a yearly basis, with some experiencing this much more frequently, this issue being flooding.

Lagos is a city very familiar with flooding, especially during the raining season which typically starts in April and ends in July, sometimes extending towards the end of the year before hamatan.


In the first competition, ‘Lagos: City of Water’, there was mention of the effects of climate change and incoming sea level rise which has been predicted to greatly affect coastal cities and communities. This puts Lagos high on the list of cities-at-risk as it is virtually surrounded by water, with some areas already experiencing loss of land.


For ‘Lagos: Flooding City Architecture Competition 2022’, we invite you to register, design and submit projects that present solutions to issues of flooding through architecture and/or adjacent mediums. As previously mentioned, we have already had two competitions which have presented a multitude of solutions to their respective issues, so we advise you to  look at these as precedents for your own solutions for this competition.


We welcome projects of all scales and also allow projects which have been previously submitted to other competitions or school project submissions, as long as the project(s) match with the theme of the competition. Projects which have previously been submitted to ‘Voen Foundation Competitions (‘Lagos: City of Water’ and ‘Lagos: Plastic City’) are not allowed in this competition and future competitions organised by us.


When presenting solutions, we encourage you to think about ways flooding can be combated or embraced. Architecture can float, transform, submerge or block when responding to flooding, as long as the function of the architecture persists and inhabitants/users can still navigate to and through the design. We always want the designs to present something that shows that the designers have thought outside the box and done what some may describe as unexpected.


The competition is open to architects, architecture students and architectural designers of all educational and professional levels worldwide. The competition allows groups (4 people max.) to submit projects and all group member names must be included when filling the registration form. If you want to add or remove group members after submitting the registration form, you can email us ( to make group member changes to your registration.


  • 1st Place Winner – International Contestant - €500

  • 1st Place Winner – Nigerian Contestant - ₦300,000

  • 2nd Place - €250/₦150,000

  • 3rd Place - €150/₦90,000

  • 10 Honorable Mentions

  • 20 Finalists

  • Founder's Choice 


  • June 10th – Competition Announcement, Registration Begins - FREE

  • July 30th - Submissions Open

  • September 20th – Registration Closes | Submissions Close

  • October 15th – Winners Announced


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Iwoje Eguavoen

Director (Voen Associates)



Arc. Ladi Olatunde

Principal Partner of Third Dimensions (Architecture Firm)

CEO of Fourth Estates Ltd

Former member of Voen Associates


Odaro Eguavoen

Founder of 'Voen Foundation

Architectural Designer

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Arc, Usman Mohammed

Lead Architect (Voen Associates)

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Arc. Ladi Lewis


Member of ARCON Education Comittee

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Arc. Kayode Anibaba


ARCON Council Member


Arc. Adesoye Oni



Debo Adesanya

Architect & Project Manager


Solomon Ofoaiye

Architectural Designer

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Mairo Abugo



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