December 11, 2013
Public Interest Design Global–a collaboration between Ecole Spécial d’Architecture, Design Corps and the Social Economic Environmental Design (SEED) Network–has announced six winning projects that will be presented at the two-day global convening in Paris on April 18 and 19, 2014, along with six honorable mentions.
Project applicants–which represented 28 countries–were measured on “effectiveness, excellence, inclusiveness, impactful, systemic and participatory” by an international jury, including Cindy Cooper of Impact Entrepreneurs, Maggie Stephenson of UNHabitat, Raul Pantaleo of Studio TAMassociati, Deanna VanBuren of FOURM Design Studio, and Vinay Venkatarman of Frugal Digital. From buildings to graphic design to furniture making, the projects have made an impact beyond the tangible product, including creating jobs, increasing public safety, and encouraging healthy actions.
Comunidad Ecologica Saludable, Lima, Peru
Walk [Your City], Raleigh, North Carolina
Can City, Sao Paulo, Brazil
TAEQ Green Building Headquarters, Sakhnin, Israel
Umusozi Ukiza “Healing Hill”, Butaro Doctor Housing, Butaro, Burera District, Rwanda
Joler Jonno Utshob, A Dug Well Pavilion, Tetulia, Sapahar, Naogaon, Bangladesh
Kensington High School for the Creative and Performing Arts, Philadelphia, PA
Kitakami – “We Are One” Market and Youth Center, Kitakami-cho, Ishinomaki, Japan
People Organizing Place [POP] – Neighborhood Stories, Dallas, TX
Valencia Waste Treatment Plant, Valencia, Spain
Manica Football for Hope Centre, Bairro Vumba, Manica, Mozambique
FIC (Fit In Community): A soil house prototype for the poor, Mtwapa, Kenya
Click here to read more about PID Global and the winning projects, online at DesignCorps.org.