Last night, January 21st 2016, Eleven Magazine launched its first exhibition which took place in London. The event, organised in association with the Architectural Review, is a celebration of Eleven’s Cambodia 2015 architectural and design competition, showcasing sheets and projections of the winners of the challenge along side a selection of some of the best works from other participants.
The public screening took place at 7:00pm at KPF’s central London office’s exhibition space in Covent Garden, with invited guests from the architecture scene attending the party.
Cambodia 2015 was Eleven’s first international architecture competition, which launched the brand in the early summer of 2015. The challenge saw 601 people in 243 teams design innovative solutions for a floating building to cater for healthcare, environmental research and education on UNESCO’s Tonle Sap Lake. The lake is South-East Asia’s largest fresh water basin home to 1.2 million people, many of which live on unique movable floating villages. In the challenge, 51 countries were represented from all continents with the exception of Antarctica (turns out Penguins were not keen in joining… this time around).
The competition was run in support of the Angkor Hospital for Children, a charity which operates in Cambodia delivering vital healthcare support to vulnerable children and mothers.
During last night’s private screening, Eleven officially announced their next competition: ‘San Francisco 2016’. The challenge will officially open for registration on the 11th February and run until May.
Eleven would like to thank the Architectural Review for organising the exhibition, KPF for hosting it at their fantastic offices, Café Pacifico for the catering and the Ocho Tequila Margaritas, and all of the guests for attending the opening party and making it such a memorable night!
The free exhibition officially opens to the public today and will remain open for public viewing until the 11th February 2016. It is the first of a series of international Eleven events scheduled to take place this year.