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And the Winners of the #PlasticsIOA Competition Are...

May 2016

April 1st marked the launch of the Plastics in Outdoor Architecture competition in partnership with American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS). We asked students to post original, interesting photos of plastic application in outdoor architecture, along with other criteria.

The Winners Are Chosen

Three winners will receive a bag full of resourceful yet fun swag from VI and AIAS. The winners were announced via @MaterialforLife’s Instagram account.


The Winners’ Submissions

@paooomendoza submitted a photo taken in Manhattan’s Chinatown. It features two types of plastic applications: polycarbonate signs and vinyl tarp canopies.


A Sunset and plastic Adirondack chairs kind of night... #plasticsioa @aiasorg @materialforlife #vinyl

A photo posted by Clay Daher (@claydaher) on

@claydaher submitted a photo taken by water. It showcased plastic Adirondack chairs alongside a beautiful sunset.


The temporal quality of plastic as it denotes past,present and future architecture #plasticsioa @materialforlife @aiasorg

A photo posted by Cory Skillman (@cory_skillman) on

@cory_skillman submitted an interesting take on plastic in architecture. He showed plastic applications on a construction site, including: cones, barricade tape, and other plastic barricades.

VI and AIAS want to thank you everyone for submitting to the Plastics in Outdoor Architecture competition, and we would like to congratulate all of the winners.