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Volume Zero announces winners for ReSchool 2018 Architecture Design competition
India Architecture News - Apr 1, 2019 - 04:34 19004 views
Volume Zero, international architecture and design magazine, has announced winners for its "ReSchool 2018 Architecture Design" competition, the contest challenged the participants to design an innovative school that brings education to children living in the most inaccessible areas of the world, while also being a hub for interaction between the local communities.
The jury for the competition consisted of esteemed designers Hellmut Raff (Ackermann+Raff GmBH & Co. KG), Taku Hibino (HIBINOSEKKIE), Jun Sekino (JUN SEKINO Architect and Design), Paulo Afonso (Paulo Vale Afonso Architecture Studio), Raul Pantaleo (TAM ASSOCIATI) and Hoang Thuc Hao (1+1>2).
The top three winners were awarded a total prize money of $4000, while ten entries received honorable mentions.
See the three top winners below:
1st place: Zhen Lei (China)
"Ruins are not the end of architecture, but its origin. The ‘Woven Clouds’ school floats above the shanty area, assembled with sandwich panels and scaffolding into a form that fuses structure, experience and the scenery. The school is like a lattice structure growing in the earth, it is not permanent, this informal building will inspire community participation and education revolution."
2nd prize: Ling Lee and Hsieh I Jon (Taiwan)
"Earthquakes, typhoons and volcanoes constantly ravage coastal regions around the globe. Countless schools take the brunt of this destructive force, but simultaneously actas emergency operation centres after the disaster. ‘The Nest – Shelter School’ uses a new system that can be easily constructed with hands-on materials and which can be readily transported to damaged environments."
3rd prize: Nikita D’Silva, Siddhant Tikkoo and Debolina Ray (India)
"Our vision of a school is one with no boundaries between education and culture, a space that unites native dying skill sets with integrated learning". Inspired by theindigenous Gond tribe, their lifestyle and households, the school is a sublime balance between enclosed and shared spaces made using locally sourced materials.
The full results for the RE School 2018 Architecture Competition can be found on the competition's website.
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