Arch2O is pleased to announce the winners of Next7 competition .  The competition recognizes 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 revolution. We received 188  projects from 27 countries from all over the world. The Jury, formed by leaders of the architecture and design fields selected 3 winners and 7 honorable mentions.

The first place was awarded to Yuen Fung Cheung, Hong Kong and  Artur Nitribitt, Poland for their project “Growing tomorrow- from inter to living matter”. The proposal reinterprets the “Protocell” as a simple chemical model of a living cell, it assembles itself from chemical reaction. The Protocell could be pre-programmed to have a large variety of forms and characteristics, depends on chemical elements interact with.

The second place was awarded to Rawisara Chulerk, Nichakul Kulvanich, Tien Thongvanit, Prab Raktabutr from Thiland, for their project “VUOTO”. The proposal reinterprets the reuse of the enormous amount of material used by our society, which is becoming a growing problem for the environment, to operate the “VUOTO”.

The recipients of the third place are Abd-elrahman Elsayed Ahmed, Aly Magdy Mohamed Fouad, and Mahmoud Mohamed Hassan from Egypt for their project “The last seed” which proposes a new treatment for the climatic effect that is a result of the emission of large amounts of firestorms smoke and soot into the upper of the troposphere, which reduce the sunlight and cause cold weather for years.

Globalization, sustainability, flexibility, adaptability, and the digital revolution, were some of the multi-layered elements taken into consideration, are many other factors that were considered during the selection of the seven Honorable mentions

The Jury was formed by 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 )


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