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SuvelaSURGE – International Student Idea & Design Competition

The International Student Idea & Design Competition for Sustainable Neighbourhood Regeneration, SuvelaSURGE, is now open for entries!

The competition is part of the programme of activities associated to the SB11 Helsinki World Sustainable Building Conference, and is intended for multidisciplinary working teams.

The team submitting the best overall proposal will be awarded the main prize of €5,000.

Objective

Suvela district lies next to Espoo Centre, one of the five suburban centres within the City of Espoo, Finland. The International Student Idea & Design Competition SuvelaSURGE aims at generating tools for rapid and ambitious regeneration and redevelopment of a neighbourhood with a history of social housing and poor image.

The main mission for competition proposals is to change the image of Suvela into a balanced, sustainable, agile area with culturally rich and realistically argued prospects for the close future.

The mission of the student teams is to present their ideas for regeneration and redevelopment of three existing structures – Public, Private and People – in Suvela. The three are part of the main axis of the district, although they differ in nature. The thematic approach for each is underlined and the specific mission described below.

Submitted ideas will be assessed against sustainability (social, economic and environmental) criteria and executability, life-cycle and innovation value.

Prizes

All the proposals will be displayed during the SB11 Helsinki World Sustainable Building Conference, to be held from 18th to 21st October 2011 in Helsinki, Finland.

In addition, an International Student Competition Special Session will be organized as part of the official programme of the SB11 Helsinki World Sustainable Building Conference to present the proposals submitted and discuss other related issues.

  • The team submitting the best overall proposal will be awarded the main prize of €5,000.
  • The team submitting the most innovative, yet executable proposal, will be awarded an honorary mention of €3,000.

Rules

  • The competition is intended for multidisciplinary working teams. To encourage international collaboration among students from different universities, it is also possible to submit a joint proposal with a foreign university subjected to the same terms of participation.
  • All participating teams must register to the competition. The registration has two phases, the first is for all teams, whereas the second is only for those selected to the finals.
  • Competition language is English.

How to enter?

Register and upload all required materials via the online submission form on the official website.