Competition Theme and Brief:
To design a surface that enhances public activity along the footpath and also makes the function multi-directional for better use and ease of access. It could be designed as a module that combines/dismantles to form an activity.
The 2018 edition of the awards received entries from 68 countries. A Platform, by Aliakbar Gulam Husainwala, won the first prize for its attempt to redefine the street edge of the city using reclaimed wood; a Lean-On Barrier System by Noureen Nazir, and The Cart Home, jointly designed by Sebastian Trujillo and Kruti Shah* received honorable mentions.
The former two academic projects were also featured in a recent edition of the design journal, Architectural Digest.
* Sebastian and Kruti are both faculty for the Bachelor of Urban Design program, Faculty of Planning.