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Winner 6000$
Runner – Up – 1400$ x 6
People’s Choice – 600$ x 4
Honorable Mention – 600$ x 12
Brief: Design a community school that will function not only as a traditional educational facility for children but also for adults.
The needs of the locals must be addressed without compromising the quality of the environment on site. The centre must be flexible and have the capability to be self-built. The different nature of functions must be allocated in distinct blocks so that a modular facility design is created to be replicated as needed in other areas.

The aim of the design is to create a local centre that can provide the locals access to fundamental social infrastructure. The centre can be conducive to boosting the economy of the area by becoming a learning or training facility. The local context must be taken into consideration while planning, designing, and choosing materials and techniques for economic construction.

Design Objectives

Multi-functional: The school will accommodate a wide range of activities catering to all users.

Economical: The school must be built with fewer resources and maximum space utilisation.

Interaction: The school must create a safe and comfortable environment for people to learn.

Context: The design must respond to the (existing) site conditions. The wider sociocultural, economic, and environmental settings are to be considered in the design approach.
Organizer: UEPL
Category: Design/Architecture
Prize: Cash
Region: Global
Eligibility: Open to everyone
Deadline: 2022-01-04

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