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Finalists Announced in Open Architecture Challenge: Classroom
Sarah Kuck, 27 Jul 09

Hillside%20classroom.jpg Architecture for Humanity has announced the finalists in their 2009 Open Architecture Challenge: Classroom. Teams from around the world submitted innovative designs that ranged from outdoor classrooms for children in inner-city Chicago to learning spaces for the children of salt pan workers in India. The winning design team will be awarded $5,000 and the selected partner school will receive up to $50,000 to realize their design.

The eight finalists are:

Project: Adaptable Hillside Classrooms
Design Team: Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios & Architecture for Humanity UK
Engineering Team: Buro Happold
Partner/ Location: Bunyonyi Community School, Kabale, Uganda Learn More

Project: Bamboowood School
Design Team: Petr Kostner, Martina Sobotková and Soňa Huberová, Czech Republic
Partner/ Location: Antarastriya Yuba Barsa Lower Secondary School, Lakhanpur - Teksing, Kavre, Nepal Learn More

Project: Classroom for the saltpan community, Cohesion Foundation
Design Team: Rajesh Kapoor, Prashant Solanky, Bharat Karamchandani and Kiran Vaghela, Gujarat, India
Partner/Location: Cohesion Foundation, Kutch, Gujarat, India Learn More

Project: Teton Valley Community School
Design team: Section Eight Design, Idaho, United States
Partner/ Location: Teton Valley Community School, Victor, Idaho, United States Learn More

Project: A Sustainable Community Classroom
Design Team: Gifford, London, UK
Partner/ Location: Building Tomorrow, UgandaLearn More

Project: House In The Wood
Design team: Built Form, LLC / Northwestern University Settlement House, Chicago, IL, United States
Partner/Location: House In The Wood and Rowe Elementary School, Delavan, Wisconsin, United States
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Project: Justified Architecture in a Landscape of Transformation
Design Team: Arquitectura Justa - Wolfgang Timmer, Fabiola Uribe, T. Luke Young, Bogota, Colombia
Partner/ Location: Corporación Educativa y Social Waldorf, Ciudad Bolívar, Bogota, Colombia Learn More

Project: Blurred Classroom
Design team: Gensler, New York, United States
Partner/ Location: Future Leaders' Institute, New York, NY, United States Learn More

The overall winner will be named in September. For more detailed descriptions of each entry, click here.


Image: Adaptable Hillside Classrooms, Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios & AfH UK

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I have an article about this with a few more pictures if you'd like to see them

http://2008caucus.blogspot.com/2009/09/presiden-barackt-obamas-speech-to.html


Posted by: Rachel on 8 Sep 09

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