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Rethinking Public Toilets 2020 Architecture Competition

The world today is experiencing unprecedented demographic growth and consequent urbanization of various places. Rapid population growth in urban areas usually gets coupled with poor planning of physical and social infrastructure along with a lack of individual and communal sanitary consciousness.

The rural areas in many developing countries face a lot of problems caused by poor sanitation facilities such as pollution of water sources, a high rate of waterborne diseases, and high expenditures on curative health care.

Open defecation and urination are still rampant in urban and rural areas of developing economies and such practices pose a grave risk to the health

Volume Zero Announces Winners of House of Santa Competition

Volume Zero has announced the winners of their House of Santa competition, challenging participants to design a new place of residence for Santa Claus. The competition called for an inventive solution for Santa and his guests in a rapidly changing world, hosting a Toy Workshop, house, office space, post office, visitor accommodation for 10 guests, garage space, and a stable area for nine reindeers.

Volume Zero Announces Winners of RE School Competition, Imagining the Future of Remote Education

Volume Zero has announced the results of their RE School architecture competition 2018, which challenged participants to design and innovative school that brings education to children living in the most inaccessible areas of the world. Serving as a hub for interaction between local communities, the winning schemes ranged from a school floating above a shanty area to a transportable building made of hands-on material.

Below, we have republished the three winners from the competition. For more information about the competition, honorable and special mentions, visit the official website here.