We are very happy to announce the results of our RE School Architecture Competition 2018 – 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.
Here are the winning entries. The full results for the RE School 2018 Architecture Competition can be found on https://competition.volzero.com/
Participants: 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”.
Participants: 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 act as 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”.
Participants: 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 the indigenous Gond tribe, their lifestyle and households, the school is a sublime balance between enclosed and shared spaces made using locally sourced materials.
Participants: Renzo Lopez (United States)
Participants: Parallax Design Studio (India)
Participants: Avinsa Haykal, Abraham Risyad Adicunkoro and Insan Mutaqin (Indonesia)
Participants: Tian Yukan and Fan Yunlong (China)
Participants: Ziyang Xu and Zhiyu Li (United States)
Participants: Nishant Mittal, Dhara Patel and Rajesh Suthar (India)
Participants: Abhinav Prasoon, Siddarth Mahadevan and Dhvani Shah (India)