Finalists Announced for the Open Architecture Challenge

Posted by Mike McCaffrey on Jul 22, 2009

Related program: 2009 Open Architecture Challenge

Eight teams were recognized today as finalists of the 2009 Open Architecture Challenge: Classroom. Finalists submitted designs ranging from an outdoor classroom for children in inner-city Chicago, learning spaces for the children of salt pan workers in India, safe spaces for youth in Bogota, Colombia, a bamboo classroom in the Himalayan mountains. Congratulations to the eight teams!


The competition finalists:

Project: Adaptable Hillside Classrooms
Design Team: Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios & AfH UK
Partner/ Location: Bunyonyi Community School, Kabale, Uganda Learn More
Project: Bamboowood School
Design Team: Petr Kostner, Martina Sobotkova, Sona Huberova, Czech Republic
Partner/ Location: Antarastriya Yuba Barsais, Kavre, Central Nepal Learn More
Project: Classroom for the saltpan community, Cohesion Foundation
Design Team: Rajesh Kapoor, Prashant Solanky, Bharat Karamchandani, 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, Uganda Learn More
Project: House In The Wood / Rowe Elementary School
Design team: Built Form, LLC / Northwestern University Settlement House, Chicago, United States
Partner/Location: Northwestern University Settlement House, 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: Waldorf Educational & Social Organization, Ciudad Bolívar, Bogota, Colombia Learn More
Project: Blurred Classroom
Design team: Gensler, New York, United States
Partner/ Location: Future Leaders’ Institute, New York, New York, United States Learn More

Related Program

2009 Open Architecture Challenge

According to the World Bank, educating all children worldwide will require the construction of 10 million new classrooms in more than 100 countries by 2015. At the same time, millions of existing classrooms are in serious need of repair and refurbishment. We asked designers and architects to partner with students and teachers to envision the classroom of the future.