Architecture For Humanity’s Learning Challenge

Architecture For Humanity

Finalist were announced yesterday on the Architecture For Humanity’s website for this year’s AFH Open Architecture Challenge.

Eight teams were recognized today as finalists of the 2009 Open Architecture Challenge: Classroom. Finalists submitted designs ranging from an outdoor classroom for children in inner-city Chicago, learning spaces for the children of salt pan workers in India, safe spaces for youth in Bogota, Colombia, a bamboo classroom in the Himalayan mountains. Congratulations to the eight teams!

Here’s one of the eight finalists:

Teksing bamboowood School in Nepal
Teksing bamboowood School in Nepal © All Rights Reserved. This work is the copyright of the author.

LOCATION: Teksing, Kavre, Nepal
START DATE: January 28, 2009
CURRENT PHASE: Design development
BUILDING TYPE: Education Facility – Secondary School
SPONSORING ORGANIZATION: Orient Global and Architecture for Humanity

The rest of the finalists are here.
AFH Founder Cameron Sinclair discusses the classrooms of the future  in this article in the Huff Post: 
(h/t Chris Anderson via Twitter)

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