2009 Classroom Challenge

2009 Classroom Challenge

June 1 marked the competition deadline for a global initiative sponsored by the Open Architecture Network and Architecture for Humanity, the 2009 Classroom 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 2009 Open Architecture Challenge invites the global design and construction community to collaborate with primary and secondary school teachers and students to create smarter, safer, and more sustainable learning environments.” Orient Global The Indy chapter of Architecture for Humanity partnered with the Project School to develop proposals for expanding their existing facility while embracing their wholistic teaching philosophy. The Project School is a cornerstone redevelopment of the Martindale on the Monon district on the near north side of Indianapolis. My collaborator’s Marco Landron, Rene Martinez, Javier Rodriguez and I lent our vision and time to participate in this exciting initiative. To view our design submission go to: http://www.openarchitecturenetwork.org/projects/4964 To learn more about the Open Architecture Network go to: http://www.openarchitecturenetwork.org For more on Architecture for Humanity Indianapolis and the Project School please visit: http://www.afh-indy.org and http://www.indianapolisprojectschool.org For any questions about Architecture for Humanity or the Open Architecture Network please contact Janet Thomas

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