Student architecture competition to celebrate innovation and creativity

3DReid has announced the launch of its Student Prize competition for 2022.

The challenge, which is now in its 16th year, is open to all schools of architecture in the UK, who can propose one student to take part.

3DReid said the prize gives students and architecture schools a platform to showcase their work and engage with the industry, raise their profiles and improve job prospects.

Tiia Partanen from the University of Strathclyde won the £1,000 prize last year, when 33 universities took part.

3DReid explained that its judging criteria for the prize is as follows:

  • Impact– does the project have meaning? does it address societal concerns such as environment, culture, community, wellbeing, inclusivity and marginalisation?
  • Innovation – does the project represent new ways of thinking? does it explore new technologies, materials, building methods, sense of place and environmental impact
  • Communication – does it speak to the viewer? are the imagery and words well-conceived and have they embraced new ways of communicating their ideas?

In a statement, 3DReid said, “We hope to celebrate how challenges over the last few of years have accelerated change and brought forth innovation and creativity. We shall be asking students to remove their names and universities from submissions to ensure unconscious bias plays no part in the shortlisting process.

“The final judging panel will also be diverse to better represent varied views and voices.”

Tutors are invited to submit a student to represent their university by June 25.

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