FoD London 2016 – Young Designers.


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Design Competition

Are you someone who enjoys challenges and loves developing solutions, then this is for you. This year we are calling all young engineers, architects and students (under 35) to enter a design solution for a landmark artwork, designed by no other than Alex Chinneck, an extraordinary British sculptor and Council Member of the Royal British Society of Sculptors’ ( Check out his work on for some inspiration.

The design brief for the competition can be downloaded from – HERE.

Further information like sections and drawings to support the design will be made available once the team has been registered. The teams should consist of no more than 3 people under the age of 35.

No entries after 5pm on 11th July 2016 will be allowed to take part in the competition.

The question period has now closed. Our response can be found – HERE.

Alex Chinneck

Paper Competition

If you have been working on something interesting, challenging or different, get your one page paper submitted to this year’s Paper competition. The deadline for submission is 11th July 2016.

Have a look at the template and guidelines for more information on entry requirements – HERE.

Further Details

For both competitions, the top 3 entries will be shortlisted to share their amazing work in front of the great variety of audience and industry leaders at the conference. Design posters for the shortlisted teams will be displayed for appreciation all day at the conference.

And there will be prizes for the winners. These will include both a cash prize and free IABSE memberships for the winners of both competitions.


Design Competition
26th May 2016                  Design Brief issued
11th July 2016                   Deadline for competition submission
15st August 2016              Notification of Acceptance

Paper Competition 
11th July 2016                   Deadline for one-page paper
15th August 2016             Notification of Acceptance

8th September 2016        Future of Design Conference

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