12 January 2022

Register your interest in the NWTTA Student Architectural Award 2022

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Construction emits 40% of global greenhouse gasses. To limit temperature rises we must reduce these emissions year on year to get to net zero by 2050. If we build new or retrofit existing buildings, we can reduce these emissions by using low carbon materials, such as timber.

 

The North West Timber Trade Association (NWTTA) is an influential organisation with a membership covering all aspects of the timber trade as well as associated sectors. NWTTA is affiliated to the Timber Trade Federation [TTF founded 1892] and works with defined standards of trading in wood products on which customers can rely and to which members are held accountable.

 

NWTTA has supported students at universities in Manchester and Liverpool in recent years – but with a change of President to Martin Clarke and Secretariat, Karen Sussex, the ambition is to expand their support. The aim this year is to encourage, engage and educate all architectural and architectural technology students within the whole NWTTA region.

 

The universities that sit within the NWTTA region and offer courses in Architecture and Architectural Technology are: Birmingham City University, the Centre for Alternative Technology, Coventry University, Glyndwr University, Lancaster University, UCLAN, University of Liverpool, Liverpool John Moores University, University of Salford, University of Manchester, Manchester Metropolitan University and the University of Wolverhampton.

 

The NWTTA Student Architectural Award 2022 is open to students studying at any one of the universities within the NWTTA region. Any building or scheme may be entered as long as it is timber based, and aligns with the aims of ACAN and is targeting the RIBA 2030 Climate Challenge or the LETI Climate Emergency Design Guide.

 

Pre-register your interest in entering

To express your interest in entering, please email Tabitha Binding on tbinding@trada.co.uk with the subject heading NWTTA Student Architectural Award 2022.

 

The Awards will be formally launched in February 2022 with submissions due in by the end of May 2022. There will be cash prizes and invitations to the NWTTA lunch in July.

 

Submissions will need to include:

  • site plan and context,
  • building plans incorporating interior and exterior elevations, building and wall sections, and interior and exterior details,
  • material specifications,
  • an explanation of how the scheme meets ACAN’s aims, and
  • an explanation with calculations, where possible, of how RIBA 2030 Climate Challenge and LETI Climate Emergency have been met.

 

To express your interest in entering, please email Tabitha Binding on tbinding@trada.co.uk with the subject heading NWTTA Student Architectural Award 2022.

 

If you are a lecturer, tutor or course leader at one of the universities listed, please contact Tabitha on tbinding@trada.co.uk or 07815 948749 for further details.