Two months after the registration opened, ten teams have been selected by an internal selection committee composed of Elithis representatives to complete their project of urban utopia for 2050.
To make its decision, it meticulously examined all the projects uploaded on the Well Building 2050 official website, making sure that all the administrative documents required to ensure participation in the contest had been enclosed. Then, the projects' general idea had been studied, as well as the sketches, drawings, building elevation drawings etc.
For the teams which did not meet the general conditions to participate in the contest (teams consisting in less than 3 students, not being transdisciplinary, not sending visuals etc.), but did have a great and innovative vision of housing in 2050, the Elithis committee decided to allow them to take part in phase #2 if - and only if - they are able to address some of the identified weaknesses.
Summarized in a few figures, the Well building 2050 - 2016 edition contest is:
- 48 students in
- 10 teams from
- 17 different schools, universities or institutions
- involving more than 26 academic disciplines
- and representing 9 different nationalities.
Here is the list of the ten teams involved in phase #2 of the Well Building 2050 - 2016 edition contest:
- A'Bit, a team composed of three students named Yaroslav Barkovskyi (Ukrainian), Daria Suclova (Moldavian) and Lucas Crochemore (French) studying at the Institut nationale des sciences appliquées (INSA) of Strasbourg (France).
- Dreamcraft, a group consisting in 8 German students and 1 Franco-German student being part of the Technische Universität Dresden and the Technische Universität Chemnitz: Alexander Busch, Alexis Beyer, Anika Fuhrmann, Anika Fuhrmann, Johannes Blechschmidt, Nele Dadid,, Felix Schmidt, Katrin Schambil and Louis Sutter. (Germany)
- Dynamic Balance, a team composed of 4 American students, members of the Pratt Institute, the Syracuse University, the University of Pennsylvania and the Emory University: Vardhan Mehta, Shaguni Gupta, Anvi Delal and Adarsh Bindal. (United States)
- Melteam Pot, a French group of 8 students from Sciences Po Paris, the Institut nationale des sciences appliquées of Strasbourg, the Institut nationale des sciences appliquées de Strasbourg, the Ecole supérieure des arts décoratifs of Amiens and the École des hautes études commerciales of Paris: Clément Guinaudeau, Delphine Lévy, Noémie Robin, Theodore Sutra, Anémone Degand, Agnès Guinaudeau, Camille Heillault and Robin Boucknooghe. (France)
- Memory, a team composed of 4 Vietnamese students from the Hanoi Architectural University and the Hanoi National University of Education: Thang Thuong, Tuyet Nguyen and Do Ich Tu. (Vietnam)
- Nest, a French team consisting in 4 students from the Ecole nationale supérieure d'architecture, the Ecole des Mines and the Ecole supérieure d'art et de design of Saint-Etienne: Maxime Labrosse, Stéphane Garti, Marine Bourlet and Julien Argaud. (France)
- Syracuse, four American students from the Syracuse University, named Emily Greer, Sarah Ritchey, Kathryn DeWitte and Riley Gourde. (United States)
- FNC Agency, a trio of French students from the Ecole nationale supérieure d'architecture of Versailles: Hugo Chassard, Sara Noui and Charlotte Fontaine. (France)
- SCA, a pair of Chinese and American students from the Syracuse University, named Jahaan Scipio and Zhaoqi Chen. (United States)
- UMM Monterrey, a team of 7 Mexican students from the Universidad Metropolitana Monterrey: Eduardo Sandoval Coronado, Josué Eduardo Velez, Daniel García Silva, Eder Arambula Carrillo, Zaida Metlich Caballero, Jose Javier Rodrigues
and Rolando Miguel Alonso Castro.
They now have until October 19th, 2016, to produce and submit a very complete report of their utopian housing project for 2050.
We wish them all a great deal of luck and success!
(Please note that the teams' making-up may change if the "weakest" teams succeed in finding new members to improve their application. Remember that diversity and transdisciplinarity are very much needed to move to the next stage of the contest.)