SuvelaSURGE - International Student Idea & Design Competition for Sustainable Neighbourhood Regeneration


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This idea competition aims at generating tools for rapid and ambitious regeneration and redevelopment of a neighbourhood with a history of social housing and poor image. Submitted ideas will be assessed against sustainability (social, economic and environmental) criteria and executability, life-cycle and innovation value. All the proposals will be displayed during the SB11 Helsinki World Sustainable Building Conference, to be held from 18th to 21st October 2011 in Helsinki, Finland.

Category Idea Competition / Open to Students / Competition Result
Type International, Idea, Students, Two-Stage
Genre Urban
Country Helsinki, Finland
RegDeadline 4 March 2011 GoogleCal iCal
5 June 2011 (via Online) GoogleCal
Eligibility University students with a Bachelor’s Degree or a minimum of three years of completed studies are eligible to participate. Competition teams are to consist of a minimum of three (3) and a maximum of six (6) students. At least one has to be a student in Ar


The team submitting the best overall proposal will be awarded the main prize of 5.000 Euros.
The team submitting the most innovative, yet executable proposal will be awarded an honorary mention of 3.000 Euros.

Entry Fee

Awards decided until:2 September 2011

Finnish Association of Civil Engineers RIL
VTT Technical Research Center of Finland

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