The students were tasked with designing a creative installation at Store Street, a pedestrianized crescent in the West End of London, using the #Flitched reclaimable materials inventory. Ramboll has designed a number of creative installations for Store Street over the last six years when taking part in the London Festival of Architecture, including the Oculus in 2012 and the Carbon Cube in 2010.
Teams were given 90 minutes to devise a conceptual layout by coming up with a theme and using the materials inventory to provide a thought provoking community space. Winners were judged on how successfully they communicated the key theme to the public, how the Ramboll values were relayed, and their creativity in material choices for the installations.
Design Associate Yanchee Lau was one of the judges, praised the students: “We like to challenge the students with a demanding brief and this year was no exception. Working in groups, the students produced some really nice outcomes informed by Ramboll’s focus on megatrends - in particular water scarcity and sustainability. It is encouraging that the next generation are aware of the issues facing our industry and society in general”.