Shortlist announced for the Reimagining the Spaces in Between Ideas Competition

World Landscape Architecture (WLA) recently organised an international student ideas competition to provide the opportunity for students to reimagine the spaces in between buildings and address the various issues of COVID-19 and to develop ideas that provide safe, inclusive, and equitable spaces for everyone.

The jury has reviewed the high-quality entries from various universities from across the world. The round 1 scoring was close with the following entries shortlisted (in no particular order):

Living on the Street
Wang Kai, Yan Haojun, Mai Yihui, OuYang Wen –  Beijing Forestry University, City University of Hong Kong

Our communal space
Madeline Leong, Agnes Chain – University of Sheffield

One Cloud Same Breath
Xue Bai – Graduate School of Design, Harvard University
Linfeng Huang, Shiyi Liu – The University of Adelaide / Wageningen University & Research
Reunion of Loneliness
Xu Han, Zihan Zhu, Jiong Wang – University of Pennsylvania
Biodiversity Bank
Joanne (Zhenheng) Li, Tian Wei Li – Graduate School of Design, Harvard University

IN BETWEEN THE DISTANCE, Adaptive Social Distancing Guiding Landscape Design
Yifan Feng, Yeqing Shang, Jingyi Chen, Shuyi Guan – University of California – Berkeley, University of Pennsylvania, Rhode Island School of Design
Pixel Block
Jiajie Ye, Juqing Huang, Bihui Xiang – South China University of Technology

Adaptive Superblock
Huiyou Ding – University of Pennsylvania


LIVING GROUND: Redefine six-feet distancing
 Xi (Echo) Chen, Sufeng (Sophia) Xiao, Xuezhen (Esther) Xie, Siqi (Joyce) Zhu – Graduate School of Design – Harvard University, CALS – Cornell University

The winners of the ideas competition will be announced on the 15th September. Thank you to all the entrants and good luck to the shortlisted entries.

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