CAA Student Design Competition Jury & Exhibition

on Monday 26 March 2007 - 12:37:34 | by admin
CAA Conference is Not Being Held
It was already known to everyone that the CAA Conference was going to be held in Bangladesh this year. It was being postponed again and again for the vulnerable political situation of Bangladesh. And at the end it is now decided by CAA (Commonwealth Association of Architects) and IAB that the CAA conference is not being held in this session for the ongoing emergency state in the country.
As it seems IAB (Institute of Architects Bangladesh) was absolutely prepared to arrange the conference. And the talked about political situation of Bangladesh was also not at all a problem, rather nowadays it’s more secured and calm situation is going on in the country. But two of the member institutes of CAA denied coming to attend the conference for the political situation and IAB was compelled to cancel the conference lastly.

7th CAA Student Design Competition: Jury, Exhibition and Award
Anyway as the part of the conference the CAA 7th Students Design Competition 2006 jury and exhibition is held and going on very successfully in Dhaka. The jury board was formed as:
Peter Devey, (Chairman of the Jury Board) Architectural critic and historian, former Editor of Architectural Review
Esther Charlesworth, Founding Director, Architects Without Frontiers
Geraint John, Senior Advisor HOK Sport Architecture, Director UIA Programme Sport & Leisure
Shamsul Wares, Professor, Department of Architecture, The University of Asia Pacific.
Zainab Faruqui Ali, Associate Professor, Department of Architecture, BRAC University.

CAA students design competition jurors on work-CAA students design competition Geraint John speaks-CAA students design competition Peter Devey speaks-CAA students design competition Prof. Shamsul Wares speaks-CAA students design competition Vice President of CAA Mubassher Ali-CAA students design competition result is publishing at exhibition venue Photography: Sanjeed Mahmood

Jury sessions were held at the Department of Architecture of The University of Asia Pacific (UAP), Dhaka, Bangladesh on 23rd and 24th March 2007.
IAB, UAP, CAA and student volunteers worked dedicatedly for a successful jury session and an exhibition.
The exhibition is now going on
Here: Open Studio, Dept. of Architecture, The University of Asia Pacific,
H. No: 51, R. No. 4A, Dhanmondi, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
Exhibition is open: 25th to 28th March 2007, Everyday from 10:00 to 20:00hrs

Competition Winners (in brief):
1st Prize (2000 pounds): Matthew Anthony French, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
2nd Prize (800 pounds): Rock Young Kim, Inha University, South Korea
3rd Prize Jointly (200 pounds + 200 pound bonus): Gergely Baumann, Attila Cselovszki, Loltan Palyik, Bence Pottyondy, Gabor Somogy of Hungarian Szemt Istvan University, Hungary
3rd Prize (200 pounds): Ryan Goldring, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa.
1st Year Student Prize (200 pounds): Himawan Prakoso, Bandung Institute of Technology, Indonesia

5 more entries from Indonesia, Czech Republic, South Africa, China, UK and Bangladesh is specially commended by the jurors. Including the award winning and the commended entries in total 20 entries are specially selected for the exhibition by the jurors.
Although now in the exhibition venue all the valid entries are being exhibited. Seems it’s a good strategy of competition exhibition to show all the entries together, so the viewers may compare the quality of all the entries.
Congratulations to the winners.

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