Students win ‘Design Future Challenge’ with weberwall brick
At the Futurebuild show in March, students from the Ursuline Academy in Ilford approached Tim Martin (
The competition was launched by Mayor of London Sadiq Khan and architect and TV presenter George Clarke’s charity MOBIE, inviting young people in London to design a new village in the Royal Docks, East London.
The challenge asked the students to design a beautiful, innovative, environmentally friendly community for Londoners. The homes needed to be affordable to buy or to rent and low/zero carbon. The entry for the competition needed to include a proposal for the layout of the site including homes, green space and landscaping, communal areas, circulation, and modes of transport and services.
Four months later, after lots of hard work and research, the team from The Ursuline Academy, were announced as the winners of the category for 11-15 years old with their Project Prasinos. We are super proud to say that weberwall brick made the grade and was included in their entry. The judges made a special comment on the Academy’s collaboration with industry.
George Clarke, MOBIE founder, said:
“I have been genuinely wowed by the standard, quantity, creativity and sheer brilliance of the work that these young people have produced. We expected to see amazing design talent presented, from past experience we are never disappointed, but the submissions to this competition have been nothing short of amazing."
We care about building better for people and the planet
This competition is a fantastic opportunity to grow future architects, designers and construction engineers to build better for people and the planet... something close to our heart at Weber.
Big congratulations to all of the winners, but a special mention to the team from The Ursuline Academy Ilford
For more information about the competition and the winners