Open Architecture Challenge 2009 Winner Announced!
Last week, Architecture for Humanity announced the winners of their 2009 Open Architecture Challenge, which asked designers to envison the classroom of the future- a greener, more beautiful, more engaging learning environment for children worldwide. The winning entry comes from Idaho- and Colorado-based firm section eight design, whose scheme for the Teton Valley Community School is as innovative as it is friendly and feasible. The design for the school, based in Victor, Idaho, takes into consideration climatic context, along with teaching methods and outdoor space in its aesthetic and function. The result is an affordable modular design scheme that doesn’t come from a designer’s head in the clouds, but a real understanding of how to enhance learning environments through design thinking. Read all about the winning entry and view video content here.