A team from Queen’s University Belfast has won the Concrete Centre’s 2015 student competition, which challenged teams of engineering students to design a civic centre, comprising a library and council offices, in a new town in the North West of England. Laing O’Rourke sponsored the competition.
The winners were announced at the Concrete Centre’s September Technical evening event on tall buildings, with the entry by students Ronan Cralin, Benjamin Mcllroy, Conor Morgan and Sean Forbes receiving both the sustainability prize and overall first place. Judges decided that they had followed through exceedingly well on the design brief with good quantitative assessment of structural choices. The runners up were from Glasgow Caledonian University: Isla Buchanan, Michael McGovern and Pamela Robertson.
The brief for the 2016 competition was also launched and challenged students to design a rooftop swimming pool over a car park, forming part of a residential development in a city in the south of England. The competition is open to all UK engineering students entering as individuals or teams, and the competition brief can be used as part of final year design modules by academic staff.
Adapted from press release by Rebecca Bowden
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