Unsupported browser

For a better experience please update your browser to its latest version.

Your browser appears to have cookies disabled. For the best experience of this website, please enable cookies in your browser

We'll assume we have your consent to use cookies, for example so you won't need to log in each time you visit our site.
Learn more

Close call for UK teams in charity contest

  • Comment

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.

  • Comment

Have your say

You must sign in to make a comment

Please remember that the submission of any material is governed by our Terms and Conditions and by submitting material you confirm your agreement to these Terms and Conditions.

Links may be included in your comments but HTML is not permitted.