gURROO hosts an annual international design competition (Innovative Minds Design Competition) in an effort to become a catalyst for creative thinking while rewarding designers for their ideas. The competition focuses on the blending of physical and virtual architecture and how innovative minds can address societal issues. A portion of the proceeds are donated to organizations that influence technological strides in the design community.
gURROO was founded in 2011 and has hosted 6 international design competitions. Open source design tools are used whenever possible to develop this website, Inkscape, WordPress and GIMP are used routinely.
The Innovative Minds design competition has been fortunate to have high-quality judges participate every year. The judges are highly active in the architecture community, academics and practicing professionals.
Participants in the Innovative Minds Competition have submitted projects from all over the world and from many academic institutions.
Participants have submitted projects from, Australia, Austria, Bangladesh, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, Colombia, Crete, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Greece, Hong Kong, Italy, Jordan, Kyrgyzstan, Macedonia, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States of America and others.
Participants from Academic Institutions
Ajou University, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Arizona State University, Bangladesh School of Engineering and Technology, Cal Poly Pomona, Cal Poly State University, San Luis Obispo, Canterbury School of Architecture, Collage of Architecture Myungji University, College of The Holy Cross, Faculty of Arts and Architecture at Technical University, Faculty of Technical University of Delft Building, Fashion Institute of Technology, Feng Chia University, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harvard University, Hongik School of Architecture, Hongik University, South Korea, IUAV University, Izmir University of Economics, Kazan State University of Architecture and Engineering, Montana State University, Northumbria University and The Open University, Norwich University, Ohio State University, Otago Polytechnic, Politecnico di Milano, Poznan University of Technology, RMIT University, Savannah College of Art & Design, School Ecole d’Architecture de Paris La Villette, The University of New Mexico, School of Architecture of Nantes, SKKU University, South China University of Technology, Syracuse University, Syracuse University School of Architecture, Technical University of Crete Architecture School, The University of Melbourne, Tomsk State University of Architecture and Building, Universidad del Valle de México, Universidad Iberoamericana, University Gallaecia, University of Colorado Denver, University of Hawaii at Manoa, University of Hong Kong, University of Idaho, University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), University of Jordan, University of Manitoba, University of New Mexico, University of Nicosia, University of Seoul, University of Skopje, University of Toronto, University of Washington, University of Waterloo, Washington University in St. Louis, Xiˊan Jiaotong Liverpool University, Yaroslavl State Technical University, Ball State University.
gURROO will continue to host annual design competitions seeking solutions to critical problems facing society’s future.
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