On 19 November 2015, the Institute of Bermuda Architects [IBA] and the Bermuda Association of Professional Engineers [BAPE] organised the Cardboard Boat Challenge to encourage students to consider careers in architecture and engineering. 23 teams from eight high schools entered the challenge to be the fastest to complete a 50m lap at the Aquatic Center at the National Sports Centre. Each team was given two hours to build a two-person boat out of only the supplied materials, including cardboard sheets, duct tape and a box cutter. The students then took their finished designs on to the water. Berkeley Institute were the first and second fastest with Saltus Grammer School getting the “Non-Mariner’s” Prize for the team who almost made it. Botelho Wood Architects were happy to assist on the day of the event and participate in this fun and creative challenge.
Photos by: Chris Burville
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