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University of Westminster launches international design competition

14 July 2015

The University of Westminster launched an international design competition at DIT University College in India on 24 June to encourage students to make a positive difference to their local communities for global recognition.

The launch event was attended by representatives of 230 Architecture Colleges in India, and was a collaborative effort of the University of Westminster, the National Association of Students of Architecture (NASA), India and Massive Small.

The University of Westminster International Design Competition 2015-2016 is a unique opportunity for undergraduate architecture students of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SARC) region to be part of a design competition where every participant will be a winner and every entry has the potential to make a positive difference.

The competition is a chance for designers and creators to make ‘Massive Small’ changes in their neighbourhoods and cities. Through exhibitions, publications and social media, participating students’ works will be showcased to inspire young designers globally.

At the launch event, students interested in participating were given the opportunity to register for the competition online and discuss the competition brief with University of Westminster staff.

The University of Westminster will sponsor a week’s trip to London for the overall winning team as well as hold a summer exhibition of the shortlisted entries in London in 2016. The shortlisted entries will also be published in the second edition of the ‘Massive Small Compendium’, and the winning entry will receive access to funds under the accelerator programme.

Download the full 2015-2016 competition brief (PDF 6.3MB).

The University of Westminster is one of the leading centres for the study of Architecture and the Built Environment inspiring more than 2,000 students at its teaching base at Marylebone, in central London.

About the University of Westminster:

The University of Westminster boasts a vibrant learning environment attracting more than 20,000 students from over 150 nations and we continue to invest in our future with new developments, research projects and new ideas.

We offer highly attractive practice-based courses that are independently rated as excellent, many with international recognition. Our distinguished 180-year history has meant we lead the way in many areas of research, particularly politics, media, art and design, architecture and biomedical sciences, and our position in the city of London allows us to continue to build on our close connections with leading figures and organisations in these areas as well as in the worlds of business, information technology, politics and law.

Our commitment to educating graduates for the needs of professional life attracts high quality students from within the UK and around the globe.

Internationalisation, employability and sustainability are key elements in the University of Westminster’s vision for the future and we strive to ensure the very highest standards are met and maintained.

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