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Rural Urban Framework Brings Urban Amenities to Ulaanbaatar's Tent Cities

09:30 - 5 March, 2016
Rural Urban Framework Brings Urban Amenities to Ulaanbaatar's Tent Cities, Courtesy of Rural Urban Framework
Courtesy of Rural Urban Framework

Home to vast geographic features like the Gobi Desert, Mongolia is not a country associated with its urban environment. But after economic reforms following the withdrawal of the Soviet Union in 1990 and the discovery of vast reserves of coal, gold and copper, a large portion of Mongolia’s historically nomadic society has recently begun to settle down, particularly in the capital city of Ulaanbaatar, where nearly half of the country’s 3 million residents now live.

Video: A Day in the Life of a Civil Engineer in the Mongolian City of Ulaanbaatar

04:00 - 11 January, 2016
Video: A Day in the Life of a Civil Engineer in the Mongolian City of Ulaanbaatar, Still: the skyline of Ulaanbaatar. Image Courtesy of The School of Life
Still: the skyline of Ulaanbaatar. Image Courtesy of The School of Life

A new short film, made by Jeremy Riggall for Alain de Botton's School of Life, gives insight into the working day of Tamiraa – a Civil Engineer working in Mongolia's burgeoning capital city of Ulaanbaatar. Aside from following Tamiraa's daily responsibilities, the film also touches upon issues related to working in a rapidly growing city with an urgent demand for better educational and healthcare provision, alongside new housing and its supporting infrastructure.

PLACE By Design Wins Cool School Design Competition

12:00 - 23 May, 2015
PLACE By Design Wins Cool School Design Competition, Courtesy of Building Trust International
Courtesy of Building Trust International

A team from Bristol-based firm PLACE By Design has been selected as the winner of Building Trust International’s Cool School Design Competition, beating out 475 other entrants. Located in Khovd, Mongolia, the project presents an innovative educational space that integrates existing facilities and is capable of withstanding the region’s extreme weather patterns.

"Cool School" Finalists Respond to Mongolia's Extreme Climate

13:00 - 11 April, 2015
"Cool School" Finalists Respond to Mongolia's Extreme Climate, Courtesy of Building Trust International
Courtesy of Building Trust International

The sixth international competition by Building Trust International, this year’s “Cool School” design competition is in its final stage. Participants were challenged with the task of designing a school addition for 100 students responsive to the extreme climatic conditions of Mongolia, emphasizing adaptability, aesthetics, and comfort. Of over 180 submissions, one winner and nine honorable mentions will be selected by a jury and announced on May 1, 2015.

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