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.

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