According to the World Bank, educating all children worldwide will require the construction of 10 million new classrooms in more than 100 countries by 2015. At the same time, millions of existing classrooms are in serious need of repair and refurbishment. We asked designers and architects to partner with students and teachers to envision the classroom of the future. We have received some fantastic classroom designs which are now available for viewing.
The competition may be over but the need for better designed classrooms still continues. Submit your design to the Open Architecture Network and tell us about it at firstname.lastname@example.org
Architects and designers, you can still work with students and teachers continuing to spread awareness about the learning environment. Address the challenges schools face in trying to provide smart, safe and sustainable learning spaces.
Classroom Upgrade Fund
Through this competition we have identified hundreds of classroom upgrading projects and all we need is a little help from you to turn these ideas in reality.
Learn how you can help upgrade classrooms.
Locations of Participating Schools
Documentary by AfterED TV
Do Something.Do Design.
Want to have your Do Something projects exhibited around the world? Share you research and designs here. Its simple. Just register and upload your projects to be selected for the traveling exhibit.
Students and Teachers
Together with our educational partners we have developed resources for teachers and students to help understand your learning environment and an introduction to architecture.
Host: Architecture for Humanity
Registration Deadline: May 4, 2009
Submission Deadline: June 1, 2009
Entry Fee: $25 USD (waived for entrants from developing nations)
Jury: Leaders in education and architecture (including students) to be hosted online and at the 2009 Aspen Ideas Festival. Members include Dave Eggers, Michelle Kaufmann, Saul Griffith, Kigge Hvid and others.
Award: If your design wins, your school will receive up to $50,000 in funding for classroom construction and upgrading. You will receive a grant of $5,000 to help them do it.
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