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Southside Hereford: University Design Challenge launch

Date: 30 November 2021 Time: 18:00 - 20:00
Location: The Building Centre, London, WC1E 7BT Cost: Free to attend, booking essential

Southside Hereford: University Design Challenge

In the bid to inspire, engage and upskill the next generation of built environment professionals, the Passivhaus Trust, is partnering a 2022 national student competition led by Timber Development UK, alongside New Model Institute of Technology and Engineering (NMITE) and Edinburgh Napier University this November. Join us in-person, or online for the launch of the competition.

Following the success of the Riverside Sunderland: University Design Challenge, the competition centres around low-carbon construction, with a key focus on timber. Interdisciplinary teams of Built Environment students and 2021 graduates from UK universities will collaborate to design a community centre and ‘Skills Hub’ at Southside in Hereford. See here for more details.

To enhance climate-resilient, energy-efficient, healthy and low-carbon knowledge and skills for university students, the competition challenges teams to develop a net-zero scheme built from timber and timber hybrid systems, including:

  • The consideration of Modern Methods of Construction (MMC)
  • Creatively employing sustainable building materials and methods
  • Designs that produce more energy than they consumes
  • Design for disassembly and reuse
  • Emphasise health and well-being


Who should attend?

This event is for UK-based built environment students, tutors, lecturers, and professors.



Free to attend, booking is essential.



Please use the online registration form to secure your place.


Further information

Southside Hereford: University Design Challenge launch

Southside Hereford: University Design Challenge

2021 Passivhaus Student Engagement

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