Within this region, many designers and clients are leaders in the areas of science and technology. Consequently, within the SF Bay Area, many people are in sync with relating concepts such as eco-systems and evolutions to the design arenas. This has lead to increased focus on sustainability, emerging technologies and universal design principals. Studies reveal that Bay Area clients and consumers comprise a highly educated, globally diverse, and sophisticated populace who embrace this cross-disciplinary approach. As such, the topic of this studio will be sustainable adaptive re-use and in so doing, re-purpose existing space from one use to another.
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Global Design Competition
Dotting the global landscape, decommissioned military installations are leaving their mark – symbols of triumph, pride, pain and the unforeseen consequences of military aggression. These abandoned structures and ghost towns disrupt neighborhoods and split entire communities.
Architecture for Humanity is hosting the 2011-12 Open Architecture Challenge – [un]restricted access – a design competition that will re-envision the future of decommissioned military space. This is an open invite to the global design and construction community to identify retired military installations in their own backyard, to collaborate with local stakeholders, and to reclaim these spaces for social, economic, and environmental good.