Condition Lab - School of Architecture CUHK & UAL Studio - School of Architecture and Urban Planning GZU,
Gaobu Book House, Hunan Province, China
WINNER: COMPLETED BUILDINGS - CIVIC AND COMMUNITY
Notes from the judges on the winning project
"Gaobu Book House is totally intertwined with the community - a project that goes well beyond the actual building and demonstrates excellence of process. The engagement of two universities departments over five years, working to regenerate and stitch a community back together - like many rural towns and villages the working population has left behind their children with the grandparents, and this building provides the place to learn and play. Highly sensitive to local needs and skills, the project has enabled new thinking into how a building can be made using traditional techniques."