Student Design and Sustainability Competition

Calling all students and tutors of architecture and the built environment

Immerse yourself in the The Concrete Centre’s Design and Sustainability competition - a nationwide challenge promoting sustainable design with concrete.

Entry is free and gives students a chance to develop 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.

Register here

The challenge

This year’s brief is to submit innovative sustainable designs for a re-imagined tidal flood defence at the Canvey Island sea front. Entrants are encouraged to be imaginative in their sea wall enhancements and re-imaginations and are given the option of two different site locations on the seafront.

To download the full brief, click here.

Site information including survey drawings, photos and videos will be available to download from 30 August 2024. 

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 whose 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 your unique entry number and instructions on how to enter and submit your work.

Key dates

Benefits for students

๐Ÿ†“ Free to enter

๐Ÿ’ฐ Cash prize

๐Ÿš€ Boost for employability, portfolios and CVs

๐Ÿ† National recognition for winning students/universities

๐Ÿง  Development of essential skills and learning

Benefits for lectures 

๐Ÿ“š Aligned to ARB leaning outcomes to integrate into course curriculum

๐Ÿ“‘ Course material provided: detailed site plans, photos, videos and reading lists

๐Ÿ† National recognition for the winning university and students

Register here.

Want more information? Email with any questions.

Registration of interest

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

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