|Advanced Micro Devices and Architecture for Humanity announced the first ever Open Architecture Prize at the annual TED Conference. The Open Architecture Prize is the largest prize in the field of architecture with its $250,000. |
“The Open Architecture Prize delivers on Architecture for Humanity’s vision of encouraging collaboration and challenging designers to reach beyond the traditional bounds of architecture to develop innovative solutions that improve global living conditions,” said Dan Shine, director of the 50x15 Initiative, AMD. “The creative designs developed in this competition will contribute to the 50x15 Initiative’s ambitious goal of connecting 50 percent of the world’s population to the Internet by 2015.”
Architecture for Humanity is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that seeks architectural solutions to humanitarian crises and provides design services to communities in need. It is founded by Cameron Sinclair, winner of last year’s TED Prize.
After the winning designs are built, the plans will be made available through the Open Architecture Network, an open source online gathering place created to fulfill the wish Sinclair was granted through last year’s TED Prize.
Open Architecture Prize is designed to be a multi-year program that will draw competition from design teams around the world.