After our successful launch of the Aarhus 2017 Design to Improve Life Challenge in June, we’re excited to announce that the student design process has officially begun!

Throughout this week, over 1,000 children participating in the Aarhus 2017 Design to Improve Life Challenge are now working on their solutions to address the first challenge: Climate Adaptation – a focus on water.

As an educational initiative part of Aarhus 2017, the Design to Improve Life Challenge is a project that invites students to play a role in designing their own solutions to a number of local societal issues. From more than 45 classes throughout Mid-Jutland, students will take part in a three-year programme involving a number of challenges, and a final event where schools will group together to build a huge model of their ideal city.

After each design solution is submitted on September 10th, the jury panels will then vote for the top 20 solutions from September 18th – 27th. The two juries include a panel of design and climate experts, as well as panel of municipality representatives who will closely evaluate the overall form, impact and context of each design. For more information about the judging criteria, click here.

After the top designs are chosen, the selected teams will then go on to the next round and participate in the official battle on October 8th, hosted by the municipality of Ringkøbing-Skjern.

We can’t wait to see all the amazing solutions from each class. We’ll be showcasing each project online here – make sure to visit us again after September 10th!

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