Green wall at Birmingham New Street station

Green infrastructure design challenge

May 2017

Build Studios, London

As part of Green Sky Thinking week 2017, we’re delighted to once again work in partnership with the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) to coordinate the 2017 design challenge on the use of green infrastructure as a building service.

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

The interaction of indoor plants with heating, cooling, acoustic management, air quality, staff productivity and wellbeing is an exciting and growing area of research: the benefits of green infrastructure don’t need to remain outside the building entrance.

Winning entries

Winner – Stephen Handley & Louise Handley from Amey

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Stephen Handley – design challenge highly commended entry

Highly commended – Deependra Pourel, Bernadette Widjaja & Karan Patel from the University of Westminster

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Deependra Pourel – design challenge commended entry