Ryerson architecture students compete in South Korea

By Jack Hopkins
November 28, 2014, theEyeopener 

Ryerson’s Faculty of Architecture Science has a lot to brag about.

Four Ryerson architecture students have placed third place at a design competition in South Korea. This October, they travelled to Seoul to compete against other students from around the world. Their weeklong adventure ended with a $5,000 prize, split amongst them.

Their design entry into the competition was a huge gymnasium structure that measured 1500 square metres. It was made to hold a maximum capacity of 500 people.

John Han, one of the team members and the author of design, said that the plans for the structure were designed during the summer break.

“It was an international competition that was posted online, and myself and my friends were looking for a competition to do during the summer,” Han said. “It took us about two to three weeks of talking to the dean and people in our department to plan our trip.”

Despite the high number of competitors and its odds, the design team did remarkably well. Read more…

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