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Upcycled architecture student design comp launches

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Fentress Architects has announced their third annual worldwide student design competition

An international student competition exploring future design possibilities in public architecture has been launched by Fentress Architects.

Now in its third year, the Fentress Global Challenge encourages students to think about the concept of ‘upcycled architecture’.

Defined as the art of redesigning an existing structure for purposes other than those for which it was originally intended, upcycled architecture advances a building’s sustainable, dynamic and programmatic uses.

Entrants are required to re-develop a building that is already in public use, responding to changing climate and context.

‘We want participants to use their imaginations and submit visionary proposals with inspiring ideas that could play an important role in the redevelopment of not only the chosen site, but the greater community’, says Curtis Fentress, principal of design at Fentress Architects.

The winner will receive a $3,000 and a paid internship at Fentress Architects.  

Work will be displayed at the A+D Architecture and Design Museum in Los Angeles.

The deadline for submissions is 16 January 2014. Shortlisted entries will be announced in February 2014.


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