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Building Trust International Competition 2014
Moved To Care Design Contest – Southeast Asia Healthcare Facility
4 Apr 2014
Building Trust International Design Competition
Moved To Care Design Competition
Building Trust International Competition – Moved to Care Design Competition Results Announced: Demand for healthcare services in Southeast Asia is rising rapidly especially for those in rural communities where poverty makes people more vulnerable. Witnessing this problem Building Trust international launched an international design competition to challenge designers and architects to create an innovative design solution for a relocatable healthcare facility.
Winning Professional entry in the Moved to Care competition
A multidisciplinary team from the USA have been announced as the professional winners in a design competition that hopes to provide healthcare access to those most in need in Southeast Asia. The competition had over 200 registered entrants and a jury including representatives from Building Trust International, Architecture Sans Frontieres-UK, The Lake Clinic and academics & professionals from the fields of architecture and healthcare provision.
Healthcare providers often do not have the budget to buy land and invest in infrastructure and so rent temporary residential accommodation. The results of the competition provide lasting design solutions for facilities that can be moved from one location to another. This ensures that investment can be made in facilities that are fit for purpose and forms a more sustainable approach to the provision of medical care.
The design competition asked for a new proposal for a healthcare facility that is safe, secure and could be relocated with relative ease. We are proud to announce the winning design team as Patrick Morgan, Jhanéa Williams and Simon Morgan. With backgrounds in Architecture and Public Health the competition was very fitting for their skill set.
Patrick Morgan, Winning team entrant said,“Working through the design challenges we focused on how architecture and public health were consistently always beneficial to each other, focusing on not only the clinical aspects, but also the community that will be affected by the facility“.
The jury selected the design as the competition winner due to its ease of deployment, creative use of colour and clear layout of flexible spaces. The jury were also very impressed with the high level of detail paid to the facility not only providing healthcare but education to the local community. There were also 9 honourable mentions in the Professional category from Architects from India, Rep of Korea, Australia, Italy, Denmark, Ireland and Malaysia.
Winning Student entry in the Moved to Care competition
The winning entry from the Student category has been announced as ‘REFLEX’ by a Christopher Knitt from University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, USA.
The student winner said,“It is both humbling and exciting to be recognized in a competition that allows us to invest our creativity and passions towards a positive cause. I believe that the entire collection of entries serves not only as a tool to raise awareness of needs within our world, but also as a showcase of people with a heart to invest themselves into those needs. Seeing this allows us to push each other in a manner that ultimately allows us to better serve, and that is exciting!”
A wide range of submissions made use of sustainable materials and highlighted the great need for access to healthcare provision for all. The short listed designs show a wide range of well thought out ideas for a range of varied healthcare challenges such as eye care treatment, dental facilities and the importance of educating communities on basic hygiene.
2 Dec 2013
Moved To Care International Design Competition
Building Trust international have just announced a new international design competition, which seeks to find design proposals for a small, either mobile or relocatable healthcare facility that promotes health and wellbeing in a safe and clean environment. The competition challenges professional and student architects, designers, engineers and artists to provide a design solution which advocates creativity and promotes design excellence on a humanitarian scale improving the lives of people from some of the poorest nations in Southeast Asia.
Contestants should aim to create an innovative design which helps to bring healthcare and wellbeing education to rural and otherwise disconnected communities. Building Trust International will work alongside competition partners, local government and community groups to seek funding and planning for the winning design.
Final date for registration – 31st January 2014
Closing date for all submissions – 28th February 2014
Announcement of winners to be posted on www.buildingtrustinternational.org – 31st March 2014
The competition brief can be downloaded from below:
Live Build Workshops in Cambodia
25 Nov 2013
This is a new Building Trust project – hosting several Live Build Workshops in Cambodia in 2014.
Details about the Cambodia Live Build Workshops:
We have a number of sustainable design and build projects in Cambodia in 2014. From health centres, schools, a wildlife conservation project and further housing. We are offering hands on participatory workshops where volunteers will gain experience in sustainable building techniques and understand more about humanitarian design while building worthwhile projects that will have a huge benefit to the local community and local wildlife. Due to the fact we will have a number of projects on the ground volunteers will gain an insight into a number of building techniques and architectural styles.
What volunteers will learn:
- Adobe bricks mixing and making
- Rammed earth
- Breathable plastering
- Palm thatch
- Bamboo Structural Design concepts.
- Bamboo Anatomy & Species familiarisation.
- Bamboo treatment.
This is a hands on course working with others to learn on-site skills like site management and material procurement. Volunteers will also see first-hand how we promote and work with local communities taking on traditional skills and a host of other sustainable build techniques.
Building Trust International Workshops in Cambodia
4 Oct 2013
PLAYscapes International Open Design Competition Winners
PLAYscapes Design Competition Results
Which city is the most fun? London, NYC, Buenos Aires, Bangkok, Moscow, Cape Town? To answer the question Building Trust international asked professional and student architects and designers from cities around the World to propose ideas which encouraged public interaction and turned redundant city spaces into fun creative places.
A multidisciplinary team from the City of Cape Town have been announced as the Professional winners in a design competition that hopes to turn neglected forgotten parts of cities into interactive playscapes. The competition had over 500 registered entrants and a jury including representatives from Building Trust International, Project for Public Spaces, BMW Guggenheim Lab, Landscape Architects Network, 3Space, Neon Stash, Land8 and academics & professionals from the fields of architecture and landscape design.
The design competition asked for a PLAYscape proposal that creates community involvement and turns a neglected space into a place for public interaction and creativity. We are proud to announce the winning design as Cape Town Gardens Skate Park. The project team comprises of Gerrit Strydom, Lwandile Gcume and Aline Cremon from the City of Cape Town, Errol van Amsterdam & Marvin Fester from C2C Consulting Engineers with Skatepark design by Clive Crofton of Spyda Ramps. The team developed the design through lengthy consultation with both local residents, skaters and the national body, The National Skate Collective.
The jury selected the design as the competition winner due to its intelligent re-use of space transforming an under used and blighted underpass into a community led skate park. The jury were also very impressed with the high level of involvement and consultation with local residents and the future users of the park. There were also 9 honourable mentions in the Professional category located in sites ranging from Melbourne to London.
Gerrit Strydom, Winning team entrant said, “For the project to be selected as the winning submission, not only serves to internationally recognise the merit of the project in itself, but stands testament to the importance and value of the broader dialogue about the abundant opportunities for activating difficult public spaces for the benefit of diverse set of users. By elevating the status and awareness of the project the award will stimulate the proliferation of similar initiatives across the metropolitan region and cities in South Africa.“
The winning entry from the Student category has been announced as ‘Bring a Pal and have fun’ by a team from Lusiada University of Lisbon, Faculty of Architecture and Arts. Student team member Ricardo Morais said, “Initially we decided to redevelop the space, building furniture equipment made with euro pallets, a material that is structurally sturdy, inexpensive and easy to find anywhere in the World.”
A wide range of submissions made use of sustainable materials and highlighted the need for everyone throughout the World to look at the forgotten parts of their cities and think about adaptive reuse and redevelopment of existing sites. The short listed designs show a wide range of well thought out ideas for sites around the World where potentially problematic areas can become unique places that can be celebrated by all of us.
David Cole founding partner of Building Trust international said, “The competition was a huge success, the winning project had an incredible level of thought and community involvement. The potential for this project to become a flagship in regenerating other areas in both Cape Town and other cities is exciting and we look forward to helping realise the project over the coming months.”
The aim of the competition was to show how creatively we can make cities fun places with opportunities for interaction and play. The competition sought out fun and exciting new ways to get people to interact with the city on a different level. Regeneration of cities should not just be about increasing value and foot fall but should capture people’s imaginations making them want to get involved and experiment with new things.
Scott Renwick, Founder/Director of Landscape Architects Network, said, “The winning professional entry met all the criteria, not only is it creative, but it can be applied NOW, making an instant impact to the local environment and enhancing the social dynamic of the community. Further more this design can be adapted and used throughout multiple sites, making it a strong and appropriate concept to win this competition.
The overall submissions were fantastic, the level of creativity was mindblowing which may of played against some entrants in meeting the criteria of the competition. It was a pleasure to judge and see the work of so many talented people trying to make a positive change in this world – the futures looking bright!”
PLAYscapes International Open Design Competition information from Building Trust International
2 Jun + 16 Apr 2013
PLAYscapes International Open Design Competition
PLAYscapes Design Competition
Building Trust international have launched a new international design competition, which seeks to find exciting design proposals to transform neglected parts of cities into interactive landscapes, encouraging public engagement, community involvement and sustainable adaptive reuse. This architecture challenges professional and student architects, designers, engineers and artists to provide a design solution which advocates creativity and promotes outside activity, increasing socialisation.
Contestants should site their proposals in an abandoned or forgotten urban site and develop PLAYscapes that create opportunity for interaction and play for citizens of all ages. Building Trust international will work alongside competition partners, local government and community groups to seek funding and planning for the winning design.
Previous Building Trust International contest on e-architect:
31 Aug 2012
Building Trust International Competition in 2012
‘Developing World – Digital World’
New Building Trust International Competition
We hope the Open Photography competition will be of interest to both Architects and Designers.
We live in a World of wifi and mobile networks making the World smaller and more connected but still very different from country to country, street to street, face to face. We are asking for people to submit their take on a World of opposites and celebrate difference in a series of pictures that splice 2 images together in a split-screen effect highlighting the similarities and differences in the World.
We are giving away a digital SLR camera to the best image and showcasing the top 12 in our 2013 Calendar, which will go on sale on the run up to Christmas.
Previous Building Trust International contest on e-architect:
16 Jan 2012
School 4 Burma Design Competition Exhibition
Moving Schools – Architecture Exhibition, London, UK
3 – 10 Feb
image from organisers
Building Trust International host an exhibition of sustainable, modular, mobile school designs for migrant and refugee populations at a POP up space on Oxford St, London. The event will showcase the winning and shortlisted designs from our recent “School 4 Burma” architecture competition. The exhibition will invite a wide range of distinguished architects and designers to attend which will further widen the exposure of the fantastic designs and continue the support for our “School 4 Burma” project. The event entitled “Moving Schools” will be open to the general public between 10am – 7pm from Friday 3rd February to Friday 10th February.
5 Dec 2011
School 4 Burma Design Competition
Building Trust International announce ‘School 4 Burma Design Competition’ Winners
Building Trust International are delighted to announce that designers Amadeo Bennetta and Daniel LaRossa, of Berkeley, California have won the School 4 Burma Design Competition. The winning design, for a modular school for migrant and refugee children in the Thai-Burma border town of Mae Sot, beat entries from all over the world as the competition generated progressive, contemporary design solutions. Over 800 designers and academic institutions expressed interest.
Winner Amadeo Bennetta said: “We are thrilled to have been selected and we’re enthusiastic about seeing this project become a reality by continuing to refine the original design into a real, feasible and deployable building.”
As the Building Trust International project now moves from conception to the planning and fabrication phase, the charity plans to work closely with the Kwe Ka Baung School, community leaders and other aid agencies in the area to ensure that the development of the design continues with their input.
David Cole, founding partner of Building Trust International said, “We would like to thank all those who took part. The standard of design entries that we received was incredible. We have the funding to develop the winning design, but we are now also looking for funding partners for a number of entries that we believe could be used to help other schools in the region. The competition has been a great success and highlights the key role that architects and designers have in tackling global issues.”
The winning team submitted a proposal that expressed a high level of flexibility responding well to the brief. The design utilizes an adaptable framework that balances prefabricated structural elements with locally crafted, modular, bamboo panels. By creating entirely flat-packed components, BURMA [RE]FRAMED can be rapidly reassembled from a flatbed truck into a courtyard school, a single building or even as independent multi-use units. By reconsidering the restrictions of land ownership into an opportunity for flexible community space, BURMA [RE]FRAMED acts as a local/global bridge providing at-risk communities with a physical space around which the population can learn, grow and thrive.
The student category winners, Ms.Gauri Satam and Mr.Tejesh Patil from Sir J.J. College of Architecture, Mumbai, India, used the basic design principles of anthropometric/scale along with simple striking colours naturally creating a welcoming feel towards a learning institution for young minds.
Building Trust International is a non profit organisation offering design assistance to communities and individuals in need. Building Trust International assesses areas in need, finds sustainable, economical aid solutions and ultimately provides buildings and infrastructure. These core actions have blossomed into advocating and educating on the principles of socially aware design, providing an accessible resource on humanitarian design projects and providing a structure for the crossover of information between design professionals.
For more details please visit Building Trust International website:
Building Trust International is a charity registered in England and Wales (1142338).
Burmese School Design Competition information from Building Trust International
Location: Mae Sot, Burma, Southeast Asia
Southeast Asia Architecture
Safe Haven Buildings, Ban Tha Song Yang
Rintala Eggertsson Architects
photo : Pasi Aalto / Tyin Tegnestue
Safe Haven Orphanage
photo © Tom Ravenscroft
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