Green infrastructure as imagined in Lego by Ferguson & Wilkins

Green infrastructure design challenge 2018

March 2018

ecobuild, London

CIBSE & UKCIP are proud to present the third annual GI design challenge!

Supported by ecobuild, this challenge highlighted the role of building-level green infrastructure, such as green roofs, living walls, indoor farms and gardens in creating sustainable indoor and outdoor environments. 

The competition asked for designs of buildings (existing or in planning) that demonstrate how both indoor and outdoor green infrastructure can contribute to the health and wellbeing of occupants, while simultaneously improving the building’s energy efficiency and climatic resilience.

This year’s winning team, Green Roof Shelters, is a company that takes necessary structures – such as bus stops, bin storage units or bike sheds – and turns them into individual ecosystems. Vertical surfaces provide habitats for insects and small mammals, with horizontal surfaces planted to provide pollen and nectar. The green roofs can also be designed to trap water and develop into mini-wetlands.

The prizes were presented by George Adams, Chair of the CIBSE Resilient Cities Special Interest Group, with judges Susie Diamond, Vice-chair CIBSE Resilient Cities Special Interest Group, Chloe Hampton from LSBU, David Stevens vice chair of the CIBSE Facilities Management Special Interest Group. Prof Derek Clements-Croome from Reading University also took part in the judging, but was unable to attend the event.

Winning entries

Winner – John Little from Green Roof Shelters

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GI challenge 2018 winning entry from Green Roof Shelters

Highly commended – Jake Attwood Harris from Hawkins\Brown

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GI challenge 2018 Highly commended entry from Green Roof Shelters