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Architecture student wins $15K in worldwide competition

Proposal Would Create Large Recreational Network in Mumbai
Envisioning productive landscapes and sacred gardens at Cotton Green Station.
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Envisioning productive landscapes and sacred gardens at Cotton Green Station.
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Photo: Sabrina Kleinenhammans

Sabrina Kleinenhammans (SMArchS’09) has won the first place, $15,000 prize in a student design competition sponsored by AECOM, one of the country’s largest engineering, environmental, planning and design companies. The award was presented at the World Architecture Festival in Barcelona.

The competition asked teams of students from around the world for creative solutions to address the environmental, social and economic challenges confronting cities worldwide. Kleinenhammans’ proposal — originally developed in SA+P’s Mumbai Studio in the fall of 2008 — used the spatial element of frequently intersecting transportation lines to create a network of open spaces with the potential to increase the city’s recreational landscape by 59 percent.

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