Homes for Scotland launch student competition

Homes for Scotland has launched a student competition that encourages innovative home designs that are suitable to meet future zero carbon requirements.

The industry body also hopes that the competition will “highlight career opportunities within the home building industry for those from relevant built environment degrees,” according to a company spokesperson.

Submissions should be “concept family house types which are buildable, replicable at scale and designed to meet future customer demands and expectations.” Entries should also adhere to the European legislation for all homes to be constructed to nearly carbon free standards by 2020.

The competition closes on 25 March, with shortlisted students then presenting their concepts to a judging panel, made up of architectural and home building experts.

The overall winner will be announced at Home for Scotland’s Annual Lunch & Awards ceremony in Edinburgh.