Entries sought for CTBUH student design and research competitions

University students are being urged to submit design and research work for two international competitions.

Organised by the Council of Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH), the 6th International Student Tall Building Design Competition and the 2nd Annual Student Research Competition include combined funding and prizes of over $40,000 and the winners’ work will be showcased at the CTBUH 2017 Australia Conference.

The theme of this year’s design competition is  Connecting the City: People, Density & Infrastructure. Entry is free of charge and open to all university-level students, with deadline for submissions set for 24 July.

Five finalists will be selected to present their schemes at the conference, where an overall winner will be selected. Prizes for winning submissions include a total of $21,000 in cash and travel stipends.

Research proposals for the Student Research Competition should relate to the topic of “tall building performance.” Students, either working in groups or under the guidance of a professor, should aim to ‘create an engaging output’ by exploring a relevant research question.

The organisers stressed it is up to the student group to interpret the theme and outline how their research addresses it, including how the funds will be used to support the intended outcome.

Proposals are due by 30 June 30.

More information on how to apply is available here.