Finalists Announced for the Open Architecture Challenge

Posted by Mike McCaffrey on Jul 22, 2009

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