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2017 Student Design Challenge Winners: Fabric Structures

September 28th, 2017 / By: / Expo News

First place in the 2017 Fabric Structures Student Design Challenge: “Tenso Refugee Shelter” by Ahmad Nouraldeen.

The Fabric Structures Association (FSA), a division of ATA, announced the winners of the 2017 Fabric Structures Student Design Challenge at IFAI Expo in New Orleans on Sept. 28.

First Place: Ahmad Nouraldeen, from Anhalt Hochschule, took the top prize for his project “Tenso Refugee Shelter,” a non-permanent structure to be used as a weather-protected shelter for refugees.

Second Place: Fabien Burgeat, Clemence Saint-Maurice, and Estelle Privy from Vallès School of Architecture ETSAV, for their project “Beer Discovery Pavilions.”

Third Place: Ansh Vakil from the University of Southern California for “R(e)-Invigoration.”

Students were challenged to design a fabric structure that provides shelter and architectural interest for a public or commercial space. ATA sponsors four different Student Design Challenges for students pursuing degrees in the industry, in these categories: Advanced Textiles, Awnings and Canopies, Fabric Graphics and Fabric Structures. For more information, visit