[un]restricted access | From military space to civic space design competition

Sarmellek Air Base, Hungary | Flickr: expertinfantry

Dotting the global landscape, decommissioned military installations are leaving their mark – symbols of triumph, pride, pain and the unforeseen consequences of military aggression. These abandoned structures and ghost towns disrupt neighborhoods and split entire communities.

Architecture for Humanity is hosting  [un]restricted access – a design competition that will re-envision the future of decommissioned military space. This is an open invite to the global design and construction community to identify retired military installations in their own backyard, to collaborate with local stakeholders, and to reclaim these spaces for social, economic, and environmental good.

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2009 Open Architecture Challenge finalists announced

Architecture for Humanity host of this years Open Architecture Challenge has announced the finalists for 2009.

The finalists entries for classrooms designs have a great variety of locations including India, Uganda, Central Nepal, Colombia, USA, and the UK. The finalist teams come from small to one of the largest architecture firms in the world.

All the designs has to provide a solution to this years challenge of the Classroom and the finalists where judged over almost a month by 60 jurors. To see the list of finalists go to Open Architecture Challenge

SOURCE: Open Architecture Challenge VIA Metropolis