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Award show celebrates the talents of student architects

on Wednesday,December 02,2009 13:12

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The WPA 2.0: Working Public Architecture Student design competition was established to inspire the next generation of architects to create works of public structures like bridges, roads or waterways that could help the country at large embrace a more sustainable and eco conscious way of living.

Bearing the tagline "whoever rules the sewers, rules the city," the student competition tasked 140 teams of international design students to design eco-minded solutions to modern urban problems through sustainable measures directed at modern sewage systems.

The winning entry, coming courtesy of students from the University of Manchester''s School of Architecture, seeks to revitalize port cities by involving green social programs in the shipwrecking industry.

Second place went to the University of Toronto''s Fadi Masoud who re-envisioned New Orleans'' industrial canal as a means of providing flood control and provides for the cultivation of aquaculture.

Finalists were chosen by a panel of six renowned architects, engineers and educators and were judged on their used of existing infrastructures as a means of revitalizing cities through public works.

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