Illustrating excellence in architecture on the African continent, three students from Ivory Coast took second prize at Saint-Gobain’s 15th Multi Comfort Student Contest, held in Milan, Italy. More than 2,200 students from 199 universities in 34 countries entered the contest. The 60 competing teams presented their projects to an international panel of representatives from the Municipality of Milan, architects and industry experts. Amid stiff competition, Emmanuella Ohene Mantey, Mohamed Fakhri and Patrick Kore from the Abidjan School of Architecture in Ivory Coast received the second prize with the “Social Canopy” project. This is the first year that a team from Ivory Coast entered the contest. In the last three years, submissions from students from Africa have been placed first or second. Click here for the full press release. About Multi Comfort Student Contest The Multi Comfort Student Contest is an international competition based on the principles of Saint-Gobain's Multi Comfort Program. It was organized for the first time in 2004 by Saint-Gobain Isover in Serbia and became an international event in 2005. Today, it attracts more than 2,200 students in 28 countries. Did you know ? South Africa first entered the competition in 2016 where the University of Johannesburg came second place. In 2018, the South African team was awarded the first prize for its project “Solar.Creek.Community”. A feat accomplished in only six weeks, as opposed to six months for the northern hemisphere participants due to university semester start times.