Christopher Knitt Wins International Design Competition
Monday, April 7, 2014
M.Arch student Christopher Knitt was the winner of the Student Category Award in the Building Trust International humanitarian design contest in March. The Trust hosts design competitions with the express aim of delivering better built solutions to some of the world’s biggest problems, and has mobilized the architectural and design community, resulting in improved schools for migrant and refugee communities, flood resistant housing for Cambodia’s poor, access to play for communities in South Africa and low cost housing solutions for homeless individuals within the UK.
Their latest challenge focused on the provision of healthcare to rural and/or isolated groups in Asia. The aim of this competition was to design a small, either mobile or relocatable healthcare facility that promotes health and wellbeing in a safe and clean environment.
Christopher’s project uses retired shipping containers as a platform for mobile medical clinics. He was guided in this effort by Professor Matt Jarosz.