Last edited 13 Sep 2017

Tomorrow's challenges in today's buildings


[edit] Introduction


Designing Buildings Wiki, in collaboration with BSRIA, are looking for fresh, innovative ideas from all disciplines - not just seasoned professionals - in response to the question:

[edit] How can tomorrow's challenges be met by today's buildings?

We are looking for original ideas for design solutions to the future trends that will affect the built environment.

It is well known that 80% of the buildings needed for 2050 already exist. But how can buildings be designed to be future-proof and resilient against the many dramatic trends that are on the horizon?

The more perceptive and innovative the proposed design solution, the better. It could relate to:

  • And more...

Your answer should be made up of two parts:

  • Identify what you think is the most significant future trend.
  • Offer a design solution for how that trend might be tackled.

We are not looking for long essays - we want short answers! What matters is the quality of the idea.

[edit] Prize

The winner will receive £500 worth of BSRIA membership, training or publications, and along with 4 runners-up, will be featured in BSRIA's Delta T magazine and promoted on Designing Buildings Wiki's homepage and social media.

[edit] How to enter

Entering is simple and should take no longer than 2 minutes.

Just register with Designing Buildings Wiki at the top of the page.


Then, on the registration page, type your idea into the 'MORE ABOUT ME' box.

Don't worry if you want to go back and change your idea, you can log back in, click 'EDIT MY PROFILE' and change it however you like up until the closing date.


The competition closes on XXXXX October.

[edit] Some more detail

Here are some articles that might kickstart your thinking:

[edit] Urbanisation

[edit] Changing demographics

[edit] Climate change

[edit] Digital technologies

[edit] Occupant health and wellbeing

Entries will be judged by representatives of BSRIA and Designing Buildings Wiki, based on originality, practicality and compliance with the competition terms and conditions.

If you’ve got any questions, email us at [email protected]