Winners announced in competition: Crossing Borders – Design Responses to Global Issues in the Developing World

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Monday, December 10, 2012 - 7:42am to Wednesday, December 12, 2012 - 7:42am

We are pleased to announce the winners in the competition Crossing Borders – Design Responses to Global Issues in the Developing World.

The contest invited students and alumni from Ontario design schools to submit school projects that illustrate the active role that designers can play in conceiving sustainable strategies within communities in the developing world. Architecture, landscape, urban planning, and interior design projects of any scale were welcome.

The winning entries will be exhibited in an exhibition in the Larry Wayne Richards Gallery at the Daniels Faculty. An opening reception will be held from 3:00 to 5:00 PM on Saturday, May 4, 2013.

Suzanne Harris-Brandts

University of Waterloo
Decaying Jurisdictions, Westbank, Occupied Palestinian Territories

Paul Alexander Cohoon
University of Waterloo
Filter House, Bhulbhule, Nepal

Song Deng
University of Toronto
Agro- Hydro Park in Flood Plain, Chengdu, China

Sarah Miller
University of Toronto
Mentawai Islands, West Sumatra, Indonesia

Caileigh MacKellar & Marie-Eve Lamarre
McGill University
Off the Wall, Jacmel, Haiti
Though they did not place the following entries will also be showcased in the exhibition:

Lina Al-Dajani
University of Toronto
Concealing Wires, Lebanon - Palestinian Refugee Camps

Virginia Fernandez Rincon
University of Waterloo
Critical Fictions, Santa Cruz de las Adjuntas, Caracas, Venezuela

Mo Soorer
University of Toronto
An Informal Opportunity, Ezbet Al- Nasr, Cairo, Egypt

The John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design teamed up with Architecture for Humanity to host the competition.

The jury included:

Ian Chodikoff, Former Canadian Architect Editor
Adrian Blackwell, Assistant Professor, University of Waterloo
Luna Khirfan, Assistant Professor, Urban Planning, University of Waterloo
Mauricio Quiros Pacheco, Canadian Center for Architecture, Montreal
Sean Kelly, Associate Professor, Landscape Architecture, University of Guelph
Taymoore Balbaa, Assistant Professor, Architectural Science, Ryerson University

Congratulations to everyone who was involved. Please watch our website for more details of the upcoming exhibition.