Global Track Team Wins the UNI Retro-Fit Challenge for Best Balcony Design

A team of students in the Architecture Global Track program, Dong Cao, Yaning Zhang, Ming Xu and Zaw Latt, met the challenge to design and detail a retrofit balcony module that can be readily attached to both new and old structures.  They were able to bring together and overlap architecture and industrial design to create something that modularizes yet maximizes the efficiency of balconies by winning first place in the UNI Retro-Fit: Bringing Modularity to Balconies competition.


Their project entitled [To] Share celebrates the power and potential of a sharing economy as a vision for a sustainable future.  It promotes an increased utilization of available and underused resources, that can save natural resources and cut emissions and wastes.  This architectural design showcases the history and culture of Singapore’s Queenstown public housing system and addresses sustainable urban regeneration efforts to face Singapore’s environmental challenges.


Details of the design are found at