Cool School: Design for an Extreme Climate

Cool School competition poster

I am very excited to announce the launch of the 6th Building Trust design competition. The competition entitled ‘Cool School’ challenges architects, designers and engineers to submit an innovative school design proposal that can withstand the extreme Mongolian winters. 
The competition brief can be downloaded from below:
Registration Information:
Early-bird Registration : £50 (23rd Jan – 6th Feb)
Advance Registration : £75 (7th Feb – 27th Feb)
Final Registration: £100 (28th Feb – 6th March)
Closing date for all submissions – 3rd April 2015
Announcement of winners to be posted on – 1st May 2015
The competition challenges architects, designers and engineers to provide a design solution which has the chance to shape the future of school buildings across cold regions globally.
Contestants should consider environmental conditions, materials, space, comfort, accessibility, adaptability and aesthetics. Building Trust international will work alongside competition partners, World Vision, local government and the school community in Khovd, Mongolia to build the winning school design. 
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Images of the existing school building in Khovd. Keep an eye out for results which will be shared in May!

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