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Close call for UK teams in charity contest

A trio of British teams has narrowly missed out in the global contest to design and build a modular school for Burmese refugees in Thailand

Building Trust International’s competition received 127 entries and the charity, which promotes socially aware design, called for a mobile structure to be built at Kwe Ka Bung close to the Thai border.

The winning design by Amadeo Bennetta and Daniel LaRossa used heavy-duty waterproof fabric and locally crafted bamboo panels.

Glasgow’s Liam Madden and Neil Ferries, with Stephen Miles Architects and City Building, received an honorary mention for their ‘roundhouse’ scheme, which reinterpreted Southeast Asian ‘common vernacular architecture’.

London-based Tasou Associates’ ‘A Place to Grow’ scheme also received an honorary mention, as did a flat-pack school design by Tumpa Husna Yasmin and Mita Solanki of London.

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