Announcing the Winners of the
2017 SEED + dbXchange + Live Projects Network Awards
for excellence in public interest design
Design Corps, the Social Economic Environmental Design (SEED), designbuildXchange, and Live Projects Network in collaboration with the Center for Public Interest Design, are pleased to announce the 2017 Awards winners to recognize excellence in public interest design. Two winners were selected from each of the three networks to exemplify each network’s public interest design principles.
The Award winners are:
Selected by the designbuildXchange Network:
Landwirtschaftsschule, Bella Vista, Bolivia
Guga S ‘Thebe Children’s Theatre, Cape Town, South Africa
Selected by the Social Economic Environmental Design (SEED) Network:
Agbogbloshie Makerspace Platform (AMP), Accra, Ghana
The Vertical University Project, Kathmandu, Nepal
Selected by Live Projects Network:
New Wortley Community Centre, Leeds, UK
Street Society 2016, Belfast and Derry/Londonderry, UK
For the first time, these three international networks combined to support and promote systemic change in the practices of design with the intent of building on the common ground they share.
These six winning projects demonstrate exceptional social, economic, environmental, and pedagogic impact, this year the SEED + dbXchange + Live Projects Network Awards represent the greater scale and growing relationships needed to create truly sustainable projects and positive change in all communities globally. While each network has a unique focus, sharing the awards acknowledges their common ground: supporting the growth of excellence in public interest design.
The winners will present at the seventeenth annual Structures for Inclusion Conference in Portland, OR, on April 7 and 8 at the Center for Public Interest, Portland State University. For more information, visit https://designcorps.org/sfi/.
Additionally, seventeen projects were recognized for excellence with Honorable Mentions.
dbXchange Honorable Mentions:
Atsipatari, Sondoveni, Peru
Community House Refugee Camp Spinelli, Mannheim, Germany
Healthcare-Centre Mondikolok, Kajo Keji, South Sudan.
Kitchen on the Run, Bari, Italy / Marseille, France / Duisburg, Germany / Deventer,
Netherlands / Gotheburg, Sweden
Southlight / USA, Providence, Rhode Island, USA
USAER Training Center, Monterrey, Mexico
SEED Honorable Mentions:
Adaptive Reuse: Housing in Historic Rural Palestine, Ramallah, Palestine
Redefining Prison Environments, Mitchellville, Iowa, USA
Manos A La Costa, San Miguel, Ecuador
7540 Washington Apartments, Kansas City, Missouri, USA
Rebuilding Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn, New York, USA
Gary ArtHouse Public Art Challenge, Gary, Indiana, USA
Live Projects Honorable Mentions:
Blackburn ReMade, Blackburn, UK
Clearwater Cabins Project, Clearwater, Manitoba, Canada
Ebenezer Gate Pocket Park, Bedminster, Bristol, UK
Street Upgrading: physical intervention based on Participatory Needs Assessment (PNA),
Misr Al-Qadiemah, Ezbet Abu Qam, Cairo, Egypt
Workshop Østmarkneset / Ladekaia, Trondheim, Norway