A big congratulation goes to all the participants, especially to Team 15, the winning team composed by University of Calgary students Ross Ricupero, Charlene Karl, and Michelle Bootsma, who designed “The AquaLab featuring Mission: S”.
Teams were asked to develop a design concept for a flagship themed experience at an aquarium in Vancouver, Canada, integrating a coherent narrative, a cutting-edge interactive technology, and a novel ride system given limited spatial constraints. 61 teams representing 61 universities and 5 countries took part in this year’s contest, with students from 60 different majors of study.
“It has been a pleasure for us to be the main judge of the Master Planning Challenge, which saw students involved in the development of a plan demonstrating the spatial layout of the experience’s components including an innovative queue design system.” – said Andrea Caldonazzi, CEO of Team Park Project.
The Theme Park Design Competition is an annual contest hosted and organized by the Cornell Theme Park Entertainment Group, an independent student organization at Cornell University.
A great initiative to get universities involved in our industry!