WRAP Designing Out Waste Competition

Sponsor: WRAP

Type: open, international, 1-stage

Language: English

£25.00 for professional competitors and £10.00 for students

Students of design, architecture and construction-related subjects. Students should be either enrolled on a full-time or part-time recognized course at a higher education institution, or partly qualified or trainee within one year of qualification.

Qualified, practicing architects who have completed RIBA Part III and are registered with the Architects Registration Board in the UK (or equivalent registration body for international applicants).

Designers and qualified professionals in other construction-related disciplines with an appropriate and recognized qualification.

Awards: an aggregate Design Fund of £20,000

23 June 2009 – registration deadline
30 June 2009 – submission deadline
15 July 2009 – notification to competitors
17 July 2009 – public announcement of results

The Jury Panel will include representatives from WRAP, the construction industry and RIBA Architectural Adviser, Malcolm Reading of Malcolm Reading Consultants.

Design Challenge:
Competitors shall choose from one of three project/site examples and show design solutions that implement innovative, practicable (considering buildability and commercial viability) and replicable measures, which will make a significant impact on waste reduction.  As a guide selecting and illustrating a small number of key design solutions per entry (< 10) would be considered appropriate.

The three project / site examples from which one should be chosen, are:
– A flat, inner-city, brownfield site with old Victorian warehouse and terrace housing that is being developed for mixed use residential, workspace, retail and open space.
– Development of a new office and warehouse headquarters on a landscaped business park with good transport links.
– A new-build primary school in an inner-city area.

Submission Requirements:
Competitors will be required to submit up to three (x3) A2 design boards, a supporting narrative statement, together with electronic versions of the submission material.

For more information, go to: http://www.designingoutwaste.org.uk/competition.html

Email: press.office@wrap.org.uk