Debris Design Competition

Result

Winning Design
Jong-Hwa Lee and Lim Hye-Jin

Honorable Mention for Cultural Sensitivity
Matthew Nye and Erika Ikeda

Honorable Mention for Urban Strategies
Osamu Uchiyama

Honorable Mention for Community Building
Christopher Ross and Jeana Antle

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Overview

The competition focused on removing materials from the waste stream in post-earthquake Haiti and using design ingenuity to alter them for new daily-life uses.

Category Idea Competition / Competition Result / Open to Students
Type International, Idea, Open, Single-Stage, Anonymous
Genre Rehabilitation, Temporary-Structure
Country United States
Registration Deadline 13 May 2010 GoogleCal iCal
Submission Deadline 15 May 2010 (via Online) GoogleCal
Eligibility All

Description
Debris Design is a design competition focused on removing materials from the waste stream in post-earthquake Haiti and using design ingenuity to alter them for new daily-life uses. The goal is to develop uses for these materials that respond to basic, life-sustaining needs, both immediate and long-term. The competition is open to anyone interested in finding creative responses to the problems of waste and appropriate construction in Haiti.
Winning entries will receive cash awards and will be included in a public exhibition. In addition, authors of selected entries will have the opportunity to serve as design consultants to students at the University of Utah School of Architecture to further develop the ideas within the design of a school in Haiti for the Haitian Roots education non-profit organization.
The Debris Design Competition will act as a catalyst and collection point for innovative ideas benefiting underdeveloped areas affected by natural disasters. Professionals and students are invited to reconsider current notions of emergency response and transform debris and other materials that typically become part of the waste stream into innovative materials and structures.
Jury
COMMON|studio
University of Utah College of Architecture + Planning

Prize
Winner : $200
Honorable Mentions

Entry Fee
$10 per student
$20 per professional

Entries
2 boards at 24” x 36”

Organizer
The non-profit organization Common Studio with the support of the University of Utah College of Architecture + Planning

Official Website
http://commonstudio.org/debrisdesign.aspx