Architecture students' clean sweep

Students from the Faculty of the Built Environment have dominated a major international sustainable architecture competition, taking all four finalist positions and first place.

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Students from the FBE's Architecture Program have dominated the World Sustainable Buildings Congress 08 (SB08) student competition, making a clean sweep of all four finalist positions. Two of the UNSW teams went on to tie for first place.

Sixteen student entries from international institutions responded to the themes of 'Waste No Future' and ''No Waste Housing' and were assessed by a judging panel made up of representatives from the US, South Africa and Australia.

The four UNSW teams named as finalists were:

- Paul Chan, Wei Ji, Joan One Jung Lin and Fei Peng with their project 'Symbosis Unbound: Breaking Boundaries to Sustainable Living'
- Barbara Baloghova, Ryan Kong, Fui Kiat Chung and Angelica Wu with 'Overlapping communities'
- Cheok Quen Loke, Anas Yusof and Javier Ayora with their project 'The Problem is Not Energy'
- Jiang Sing San and Tsui Kwok Leong with 'The Land of Harmony'.

Cheok Quen Loke, Anas Yusof and Javier Ayora, and Jiang Sing San and Tsui Kwok Leong were named as joint first place winners.

In their proposal 'The Problem is Not Energy' Loke, Yusof and Ayora developed a suburban village that can serve as an example of how the world's supply of freshwater can be protected and replenished. In 'The Land of Harmony' San and Leong createed a community design that encourages a bond between humans and nature.

SB08 is an international conference held every three years.

Media Contact: Victoria Brown | 02 9385 3263 | v.brown@unsw.edu.au