510 teams, 71 countries, 1 goal: Unrestricted Access

510 teams, 71 countries, 1 goal: Unrestricted Access

  • by Architecture for Humanity
  • May 03, 2012
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WW2-era coastal bunker near Pacifica, California

Six months after the first registrants decided to enter the Open Architecture Challenge: [Un]Restricted Access and partner together to design post-military environments, registration has now closed and the military bases are all looking forward for their rejuvenation treatment.

It finished with an incredible rush: more than 100 design teams joined the contest over these last three days and to help reclaim abandoned spaces. We will be 510 design teams from 71 different countries working on creative ideas and high-level architectural designs.

For the curious, the (FINAL!) map below shows the participating countries (which are Algeria, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Ethiopia, France, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Guatemala, Honduras, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Kosovo, Lithuania, Macedonia, Malaysia, Mexico, Mozambique, Netherlands, New Zealand, Pakistan, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States, Venezuela, Vietnam, Zimbabwe).

Participating countries

June 1st will be the last day to upload projects on the Open Architecture Network for the panel review. We'll keep teams updated on news and send reminders on schedule. In the meantime, stay tuned on the [UN]Restricted Access Facebook and Twitter pages to enjoy some inspiring resources and get updates about submission requirements and deadlines.