2009 Open Architecture Challenge: Classroom


2009 Open Architecture Challenge: Challenge Winner
Teton Valley Community School, Victor, Idaho, USA
Designed by: Section Eight [design], Victor, Idaho, USA

2009 Open Architecture Challenge: Founders Award
The Corporación Educativa y Social Waldorf, Bogota, Colombia
Designed by: Arquitectura Justa, Bogota, Colombia

Best Urban Classroom Upgrade Design
Rumi School of Excellence, Hyderabad, India
Designed by: IDEO, San Francisco, CA, USA

Best Rural Classroom Design
Building Tomorrow Academy, Wakiso and Kiboga, Uganda
Designed by: Gifford LLP, London, UK

Best Relocatable Classroom Design
Druid Hills High School, Georgia, USA
Designed by: Perkins and Will, Georgia, USA

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Teachers and students know what makes a classroom work. We're inviting you to design the classroom of the future together.

Category Award / Open to Students / Competition Result
Type International, Grant, Open, Single-Stage, Anonymous
Genre School
Country United States
RegDeadline 1 May 2009 GoogleCal iCal
1 June 2009 (via Online) GoogleCal
Eligibility All

The 2009 Open Architecture Challenge invites students, teachers and designers to work together to design the classroom of the future. There are four ways of participating in the challenge. Design teams can partner with a school of their choosing OR partner with one of our school building partners listed below.

- Partner with a school of your choice
- Urban Classroom Upgrade (India)
- Relocatable Classroom Design (Modular)
- Rural Classroom Addition (Uganda)

Hilary Cottam, Participle and School Works (UK)
David de Rothschild, Adventure Ecology
Dave Eggers, writer, editor and publisher
Saul Griffith, Manaki Power, HowToons and Squid Labs
Michelle Kaufmann, Michelle Kaufmann Designs
Kigge Hvid, Danish Design Centre and Index Awards
Michelle Sakayan, Architect, Chicago
Pauline Souza, US Green Building Council + LEED for Schools
Sam Robinson
Ron Bogle, President American Architectural Foundation

If your design wins, your school will receive up to $50,000 in funding for classroom construction and upgrading. You will receive a grant of $5,000 to help them do it.

Entry Fee
US$25 per entry

Digital files

Winner announced: Fall 2009

Open Architecture Network

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