The ASBP is pleased to support the Riverside Sunderland University Design Competition (RSUDC21), challenging university students to design “a home and neighbourhood of the future”. Working in teams, students from different built environment disciplines will share their vision for a residential development forming part of the Riverside Sunderland city centre regeneration project.
The schemes must be carbon neutral, creatively employing sustainable building materials and construction methods, be energy efficient, as well as technologically smart, focusing on the health and well-being of people, the community and our planet.
The homes and community must be adaptable to meet the needs of living and working now and in the future. Designed and engineered to be manufactured locally using modern methods of construction (MMC) with the main material focus and specification of timber and hybrid systems (timber combined with other building materials).
This Urban Living Design Competition was launched on 1st February 2021 by The Ministry of Building Innovation and Education (MOBIE), Sunderland City Council and the Timber and Research Development Association’s (TRADA) University Engagement Programme, with industry sponsor the Confederation of Timber Industries (CTI).