The 2009 Open Architecture Challenge invited students, teachers and designers to work together to design the classroom of the future. There were four ways of participating in the challenge.
According to the World Bank, educating all children worldwide will require the construction of 10 million new classrooms in more than 100 countries by 2015. At the same time, millions of existing classrooms are in serious need of repair and refurbishment. The competition asked designers and architects to partner with students and teachers to envision the classroom of the future.
The Open Architecture Challenge is an open, international design competition hosted once every two years on Worldchanging.
It reaches beyond the traditional bounds of architecture by challenging architects and designers to partner with the broader public to address architectural inequities affecting the health, prosperity and well-being of under-served communities.
By harnessing the creativity and energy of the design community and beyond, each challenge offers not one but many solutions to a different systemic issue facing the built environment. All are invited to participate. Funding from partners and sponsors goes towards constructing the winning designs.
Selection criteria will include:
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