Professional M.Arch. graduate Andrea Chynoweth has won second prize in the 5th i-Rec Student Competition (architecture for disaster reduction and reconstruction), held in conjunction with the 5th i-Rec international conference at CEPT University campus (Navrangpura, Ahmedabad, India), July 15 – 20, 2010. Fourteen graduate and undergraduate students from seven universities in Canada, Colombia, New Zealand, Cuba and the UK submitted projects to the competition. Selection of best entries was made on the basis of contextual relevance, principles of participatory design, appropriate technology, cost effectiveness, flexibility, sustainability, and presentation of the project. The prizes were sponsored by The Arcop Group and Spon Press.
The Project "Community Building: A Catalytic Approach" in Colonia, Uruguay was adjudged the second prize for its special consideration of local economy, capacity building and the use of responsive incremental design plan. The prize was $1000 (CAN) and 3 Spon Press books.
For additional information on the competition and winners, please see the following website.