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Student design competition launches in Sydney

The Future Spaces Foundation has launched its student design competition in Sydney and is calling on master's and final-year bachelor's degree students to enter. The Foundation’s 2020 competition is a two-week design challenge that includes a day-long charrette followed by independent design work and presentations...

Winning entry targets transport in the battle against urban loneliness

The latest Future Spaces Foundation student design competition challenged ten teams to design components of place to help combat loneliness and improve social connections in cities. Over 45 entrants participated from leading architectural schools and universities across the UK. They came together at Make’s studio...

Loneliness and the built environment

As part of the latest research project in our Vital Cities programme, the Future Spaces Foundation recently held a day-long roundtable at the Make studio on the topic of urban loneliness. The aim of the event was to examine the ways that loneliness affects people...

Forward-looking ideas in the latest student design competition

A proposal for digital pods that roam cities and engage the public with surprise activities has won the latest Future Spaces Foundation student design competition. The design came from a team of five architecture students at the University of Portsmouth. The other participating institutions included...

Latest student design competition yields stellar ideas

Clean energy generation in the heart of a community and developing communities of ‘hope, help and care’ were two of the ideas delivered by students from the five universities that took part in our second student design competition. Students from the University of Bath, University...

A reason for density

Future Spaces Foundation vice-chair John Prevc recently spoke at the inaugural ULI Ireland Conference, where he called for the creation of vital cities formed through high-density infrastructure, community participation and empowered decision-making. According to the draft National Planning Framework, Ireland needs 550,000 new homes in...

‘Vital city 2025’ winner revealed

We’re delighted to announce that the winner of the Future Spaces Foundation’s (FSF) student design competition is Team Sarajevo from the University of Bath. Congratulations to team members Charlotte Backshall, Zoe Day, Sofie Grieg, Fraser Wallis and Herong Zhou on their innovative conceptualisation of Sarajevo...

‘Vital city 2025’ design competition judging underway

Judging took place today for the Future Spaces Foundation’s recently launched design competition aimed at students from the universities of Bath and Portsmouth. The students were tasked with designing a ‘Component of Place for a Vital City of 2025’, drawing on the values of the Foundation...

Open letter to the government

In response to the government's recently announced plans to add to its garden towns programme, the Foundation penned a letter to Housing Minister, Gavin Barwell MP calling on the government to consider all the implications in creating new settlements: "It is positive to hear that the...