RIBA student design competition

The RIBA and DWA Architects have launched a Caring for Older People design competition.DWA Architects are one of the leading designers of Care Homes in the UK and are currently celebrating their 20th Anniversary.

DWA Architects are organizing this ideas competition, open to all architectural students, to mark this event. The competition is jointly sponsored by DWA Architects and BUPA Care Homes.

The winning entries will be selected by Professor June Andrews of The Dementia Services Development Centre of Stirling University, Neil Hunt the Chief Executive of the Alzheimers Society, Lyth Watson the Director of Business Development of BUPA Care Homes and David Ward the Chief Executive of DWA Architects.

The theme of the competition is designing for older people in 60 to 70 years time.

Winning designs will receive awards of £3,000 (1st), £1,500 (2nd); and £1,000 (3rd). All architectural students may enter. Entries should be anonymous and comprise no more than 2 x A1 boards with an accompanying design statement.

Full details will be available on the RIBA Competitions Office website from the launch date of 5 January 2009 with entries to be submitted to the RIBA Competitions Office by 6 March 2009.

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