We are very pleased to announce the winners of our Open Design Ideas Competition, Campus Unlimited, which was hosted on the Open Architecture Network (Worldchanging). Architecture for Humanity Auckland received many great entries that really shared the spirit of the developments in Christchurch. All of the entries addressed the question:
What would Christchurch look like if education was the centre of its future?
The results are as follows:
Michelle Lo, “Cycle Christchurch”, The University of Auckland
Runner up Prize
Martin West, RHWL Architects, “The Triangle of Life”, London
People’s Choice Award
Tony Rowell, “The Three Baskets of Knowledge”, The University of Auckland
All of the 18 finalists were exhibited on the newly revitalised Cashel Mall, Christchurch and a prize giving was carried out on the opening of the exhibition. The students from Unlimited Paenga Tawhiti School were present at the exhibition along with the UPT community and voted for the People’s Choice Award.
Although Martin West, the runner up winner, was not present due to being based in London, he generously donated his prize back to the school, true to the values of what Architecture for Humanity is all about.
The exhibition opening was also joined by White Elephant Trust - a dynamic youth organisation whom AfH is also currently helping out in Christchurch - which contributed with a DJ and music for the event.
None of this would have been possible if it was not for the phenomenal enthusiasm that the UPT community have demonstrated over the period AfH has been working with them. We also greatly appreciate our Jurors for their time and expertise. Our Christchurch members, who spent much of their own time on the exhibition to ensure its success, did an incredible job and we feel very fortunate to have them working alongside us.
Now, as all of the different groups work toward their goals in the rebuilding Christchurch, we know that the community stands strong and great ideas have been shared. AfH felt an incredible resilience in the students and wider Christchurch community and we look forward to working with them in the future.
- The team at Architecture for Humanity Auckland
To see some of the entries, please visit the Worldchanging page for Campus Unlimited.