Design Concrete competition

Design Concrete 2023 is a national student competition which encourages architecture students to explore the benefits of designing sustainably with concrete.

The 2023 project is to submit innovative concrete designs for a café, information centre, nature trail and/or bird-watching shelter within the bio-diverse setting of the Ouse Fen Nature Reserve.

The competition is designed to be incorporated into university course work by meeting key curriculum requirements and is aimed at students in their second and third years of study although alternative course structures are also eligible.

Each university will be asked to select a maximum of 3 students’ work for submission

Independent submissions of work from students who’s universities are not embedding the competition brief within their course will also be reviewed and considered

  • Registration is open from 1st June 2022 until 16th December 2022
  • The closing date for submissions is the 16th April 2023

For further details on the brief and entry requirements click here

To register your interest in entering our next Design Concrete 2023  competition please complete the form below. The competition is open to all UK schools of Architecture and the built environment and is aimed at undergraduate students.  

The brief will focus on low carbon and sustainable solutions using concrete for a new visitors centre or similar, in the Ouse Fen Nature Reserve – the site of a former quarry. More details will be provided on line and to those registering an interest.

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