Cool School: Design For An Extreme Climate

How do you get to school if it’s minus 45 °C outside?
How do you gain an education when your nearest school is 20km away?
We are asking you to help us design a ‘Cool School’ for a community in Mongolia.

Building Trust international have just announced their 6th international design competition which seeks to find an innovative school design proposal that can withstand the extreme Mongolian winters. The competition challenges architects, designers and engineers to provide a design solution which has the chance to shape the future of school buildings across cold regions globally.

Contestants should consider environmental conditions, materials, space, comfort, accessibility, adaptability and aesthetics. Building Trust international will work alongside competition partners, World Vision, local government and the school community in Khovd, Mongolia to build the winning school design.

The competition brief can be downloaded from below:

Registration Information:

Advance Registration : £75 (7th Feb – 27th Feb)
Final Registration: £100 (28th Feb – 6th March)

Closing date for all submissions – 3rd April 2015

Announcement of winners to be posted on – 1st May 2015

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