I’m going to be on the judging panel for this competition will show how architects can work with engineers to make better use of waste construction materials. The winning design will be built in February at the Caravanserai in Canning Town.
If you’re interested in ‘Upcycling’ and reducing construction waste, and would like to make something really useful in the process, why not get involved? You can download the brief from the Flitched Website now, and the entry process will open on Monday.
The project is to build a ‘workshop garden’ space where teams of participants can make other things for the Caravanserai project, which is ‘a locally-driven public space bringing together trade, training, performance, a community garden, and a place to eat, drink and play’. Materials will be taken from the Caravanserai inventory of construction waste provided by supporting contractors such as SISK and ISG. The winning project will be built in February 2013 and the winning team will be involved throughout. There are also prizes for runners up and a conference in March will feature the winners and several shortlisted projects. We will of course, be writing about the participants and helping them publish their work online and through social channels.
The competition is supported by BD (Building Design Magazine – it appears in today’s issue), the Building Centre, Ash Sakula Architects, Buro 4. Judges include Mark Whitby of Whitby Bird and RIBA president Angela Brady.
Why not pop over to the Flitched website now and download the competition brief?