Student Design and Sustainability Competition

Attention students and lecturers of architecture, design and the built environment!

Immerse yourself in the Design and Sustainability Competition - a nationwide challenge promoting sustainable design with concrete.

Entry is free and gives students a chance to gain essential skills, boost their portfolios and win a £250 cash prize. The brief is aligned to ARB learning outcomes allowing straightforward integration into course curriculum and is accompanied by complimentary learning resources such as site plans, photos, videos and reading lists.

Don't miss out - join the journey towards sustainable design excellence.

Benefits for students

🆓 Free to enter

💰 Cash prize

🚀 Boost for employability, portfolios & C.Vs

🏆 National recognition for winning students/universities

🧠 Development of essential skills and learning

Resister your interest for the competiton here. Want more infomation? Email us at with any questions

Benefits for lectures 

📚 Aligned to ARB leaning outcomes to integrate into course curriculum

📑 Course material provided: detailed site plans, photos, videos and reading lists

🏆 National recognition for the winning university and students

Resister your interest for the competiton here. Want more infomation? Email us at with any questions.

The Challenge

The 2024 challenge and brief are coming soon, register your interest here

The competitoin aims to raise awareness and equip students with essential skills and technical knowledge needed in practice. Students will learn how to make more informed, responsible and sustainable decisions when designing and specifying concrete. The competition brief provides an exciting opportunity for students to advance their technical knowledge of materials and construction methods whilst also developing their creative, critical thinking and presentation skills. Regsister your interest now!

How to enter

The competition is open to students enrolled in UK schools of architecture, landscape architecture and the built environment. Entries are invited from universities who are integrating the competition brief into their course curriculum. Students who's universities have not incorporated the brief into their teaching are also welcomed and will be considered.

First register your interest to enter. The Concrete Centre will then contact you with further details on the competition brief, launch dates and next steps.

Key dates

Registration of interest

Please note that a registration of interest is not a commitment to enter

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