24 November 2021

Southside Hereford: University Design Challenge 2022

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Timber Development UK – the organisation formed from the merger of TRADA and Timber Trade Federation – is delighted to introduce Southside Hereford: University Design Challenge, an exciting competition for both current built environment students and 2021 graduates from across the UK.


In inter-disciplinary design teams of 4–8 members, you are invited to design an exemplary community building that produces more energy than it consumes – for Southside in Hereford.


Timber Development UK is partnering with New Model Institute of Technology and Engineering (NMITE), Edinburgh Napier University (ENU) and the Passivhaus Trust, to challenge built environment students, as well as recent graduates, to form multi-disciplinary teams to create a ‘net-zero community centre’ based on timber and timber-hybrid systems.


The launch 

The challenge launched at the World of Wood Festival event Upskilling our future built environment professionals. To view the recorded event online, click here 


Find out more about the University Design Challenge