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Winning Team Amadeo Bennetta and Daniel LaRossa from USA 

Moving school Thailand
School 4 Burma competition
Moving School on border of Thailand and Burma
Children at school
Student enjoy new school
Weaving bamboo
School corridor
Architectural render of school
Building trust international team

In 2011, the MOVINGschools 'School4Burma' competition was launched. Over 800 designers and academic institutions expressed interest in the design challenge. The winning design utilized a prefabricated adaptable framework and heavy-duty, waterproof fabric in conjunction with locally crafted, modular, bamboo panels. By creating entirely flatpacked components, BURMA [RE]FRAMED can be rapidly [RE]ASSEMBLED from a flatbed truck into a courtyard school [shown], a single building, or even as independent, multi-use units. The flexibility of the scheme to responding to a variety of site conditions was the determining factor in success.

The winning design was built during 2012 in partnership with Ironwood Builders, Mehler Texnologies, Hong Kong University students, International volunteers, Migrant Education, Global Neighbours and Youth Connect.

Honourable mentions in the professional category were:


Atelier MF in collaboration with Stephen Miles Architects & City Building 

EJ architects

Tasou Associates

Tumpa Husna Yasmin & Mita Solanki

Site Specific Company Limited with E.A.T. Chutayaves Chuta Sinthuphan, Yanyadech Phornphong, Pawit Prompong, Rungroj Metchanan, Buttriya Ruamthammarak, Pasit Sirithanaaree

João Guimarães & Miguel Magalhães

Green Dwell

In-Situ Studio

​EsMiMi+1- Ester del Palacio, Miren Escartin, Miguel Sánchez and Manuel Sánchez 

The winning design in the student category was from Ms.Gauri Satam and Mr.Tejesh Patil from Sir J.J. College of Architecture.

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