The International Arch2O Next 7 Competition is an international event that aims at recognizing outstanding ideas that redefine the future, or ‘’what is next?’’ through the use of new technologies, materials, aesthetics, and spatial organizations, along with studies on globalization, adaptability, and the digital evolution. This year, the competition received more than 188 projects form 27 countries. Our very own INDA students were selected as winners. From a mixed team of first and second year students, ‘Vuoto’ won the 2nd prize (Rawisara Chulerk, Nichakul Kulvanich, Tien Thongvanit and Prab Raktabutr).
Honorable mentions include another mixed team from first and second year students, with ‘Ovo’ (Suthida Lertpanichphan, Patteera chantrasuriyarat, Paphawarin Phruwatthanakul, Rarin Komolsiripakdi and Thanakorn Leelasathapornkun), and a fourth year student, Patlapa Davivongsa, with her project, ‘Dencity: Porous Extrusion’. Patlapa’s project was completed as part of 4th year option studio ‘DenCity’ led by Yarinda Bunnag and Will Patera.
Juries include leaders of architecture and design fields such as Dennis Jones (Virginia Tech), Andrea Maffei (Andrea Maffei Architects), Sushant Verma (Zaha Hadid Architects), Caroline Smith (UNStudio), Nathan Melenbrink (University of Hong Kong’s Shanghai Study Centre) and Matt Davis ( Arch2O ).
Visit the competition website at http://arch2o.com/winners-of-next7-competition/